In 2002, M*A*S*H was ranked number 25 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked it as the fifth best written TV series ever. Not bad for a show that had struggled in its first season and was at risk of being cancelled. It took a better time slot in season two, airing after the popular All in the Family, to find its audience, and it did – big time. The show became one of the top ten programs of the year and stayed in the top twenty programs for the rest of its eleven-season run.