Friends was an Emmy award-winning American situation comedy about a group of six friends living in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, and produced by Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane. It was originally broadcast from 1994 to 2004. One of the most popular television series of all time, the show has been broadcast in over one hundred countries and still continues to attract good ratings for its repeat episodes. The final episode of the show remains one of the largest in terms of television audience numbers in the U.S.