Until 1983, the 1980 episode of Dallas in which J.R. Ewing was shot was the most-watched television episode in history.
Larry Hagman, the actor who portrayed J.R. Ewing, left The U.S.A. during contract negotiations. He made himself indispensable to the show by making public appearances and building hype around the character; this led to him becoming
one of the highest-earning television actors of all time. He was the only cast member to appear in all 357 episodes of the original show.
The show was also translated and dubbed in 67 languages in over 90 countries - a record that still stands for an American TV show.
Source: Clever Knickers – facts & general knowledge
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