Monk Finale Breaks Ratings Record

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Tony Shalhoub cemented his status as the most successful actor from Wings last Friday when Monk's series finale was the most-watched episode of an hour-long drama in the history of basic cable. With 9.4 million viewers, the show broke the record held by an episode of TNT's The Closer. Eat it, Thomas Haden Church. [Speakeasy/WSJ]