Drudge: After Ratings Snafu, Friends Doesn't Do Seinfeld Numbers

Drudge reports that 51.1 million viewers tuned in to the Friends finale, 33 percent less than Seinfeld's last episode. Earlier, Drudge reported that NBC executives were in a demented scramble to get the overnight Nielsen ratings, which delivered data from only 15 major media markets due to a massive computer crash.

Other executives were probably busy trying to cut down NBC President Jeff Zucker from a noose, despondent now that Friends is finally over and the network has to pin its hopes on Joey.