Friends (season 3)

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Friends (season 3)
Friends Season 3 DVD.jpg
Friends season 3 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 25
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 19, 1996 (1996-09-19) – May 15, 1997 (1997-05-15)
Season chronology
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List of Friends episodes

The third season of Friends, an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, premiered on NBC on September 19, 1996. Friends was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The season contains 25 episodes and concluded airing on May 15, 1997.

Cast and characters[edit]

(In particular, Introduced in season 3 or Only in season 3)

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
49 1 "The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy" Gail Mancuso Michael Curtis & Gregory S. Malins September 19, 1996 (1996-09-19) 465251 26.8[1]
50 2 "The One Where No One's Ready" Gail Mancuso Ira Ungerleider September 26, 1996 (1996-09-26) 465252 26.7[1]
51 3 "The One with the Jam" Kevin S. Bright Wil Calhoun October 3, 1996 (1996-10-03) 465253 25.2[1]
52 4 "The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel" Steve Zuckerman Alexa Junge October 10, 1996 (1996-10-10) 465254 26.1[1]
53 5 "The One with Frank Jr." Steve Zuckerman Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri October 17, 1996 (1996-10-17) 465255 23.3[1]
54 6 "The One with the Flashback" Peter Bonerz David Crane & Marta Kauffman October 31, 1996 (1996-10-31) 465256 23.3[1]
55 7 "The One with the Race Car Bed" Gail Mancuso Seth Kurland November 7, 1996 (1996-11-07) 465257 27.4[1]
56 8 "The One with the Giant Poking Device" Gail Mancuso Adam Chase November 14, 1996 (1996-11-14) 465258 28.7[1]
57 9 "The One with the Football" Kevin S. Bright Ira Ungerleider November 21, 1996 (1996-11-21) 465259 29.3[1]
58 10 "The One Where Rachel Quits" Terry Hughes Gregory S. Malins & Michael Curtis December 12, 1996 (1996-12-12) 465260 25.1[1]
59 11 "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister" Terry Hughes Alexa Junge January 9, 1997 (1997-01-09) 465261 29.8[1]
60 12 "The One with All the Jealousy" Robby Benson Doty Abrams January 16, 1997 (1997-01-16) 465262 29.6[1]
61 13 "The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends" Robby Benson Michael Borkow January 30, 1997 (1997-01-30) 465265 28.0[1]
62 14 "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner" Robby Benson Wil Calhoun February 6, 1997 (1997-02-06) 465266 28.9[1]
63 15 "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break" James Burrows Michael Borkow February 13, 1997 (1997-02-13) 465263 27.3[1]
64 16 "The One the Morning After" James Burrows David Crane & Marta Kauffman February 20, 1997 (1997-02-20) 465264 28.3[1]
65 17 "The One Without the Ski Trip" Sam Simon Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri March 6, 1997 (1997-03-06) 465267 25.8[1]
66 18 "The One with the Hypnosis Tape" Robby Benson Seth Kurland March 13, 1997 (1997-03-13) 465269 28.1[1]
67 19 "The One with the Tiny T-Shirt" Terry Hughes Adam Chase March 27, 1997 (1997-03-27) 465268 23.7[1]
68 20 "The One with the Dollhouse" Terry Hughes Wil Calhoun April 3, 1997 (1997-04-03) 465270 24.4[1]
69 21 "The One with a Chick and a Duck" Michael Lembeck Chris Brown April 17, 1997 (1997-04-17) 465271 23.2[1]
70 22 "The One with the Screamer" Peter Bonerz Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri April 24, 1997 (1997-04-24) 465272 22.6[1]
71 23 "The One with Ross's Thing" Shelley Jensen Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich May 1, 1997 (1997-05-01) 465274 24.2[1]
72 24 "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" Robby Benson Story: Pang-Ni Landrum & Mark Kunerth
Teleplay: Shana Goldberg-Meehan & Scott Silveri
May 8, 1997 (1997-05-08) 465273 23.1[1]
73 25 "The One at the Beach" Pamela Fryman Story: Pang-Ni Landrum & Mark Kunerth
Teleplay: Adam Chase
May 15, 1997 (1997-05-15) 465275 28.8[1]

Ratings[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Episode Air date Time slot (EST) Rating/Share (18–49) Viewers (m) Weekly
Rank
Ref.
49 1 "The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy" September 19, 1996 (1996-09-19) Thursdays
8:00 p.m.
16.7/31 26.8 3 [2]
50 2 "The One Where No One's Ready" September 26, 1996 (1996-09-26) 18.4/31 26.7 4
51 3 "The One with the Jam" October 3, 1996 (1996-10-03) 17.3/30 25.2 6
52 4 "The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel" October 10, 1996 (1996-10-10) 18.0/30 26.1 5
53 5 "The One with Frank Jr." October 17, 1996 (1996-10-17) 16.1/26 23.3 5
54 6 "The One with the Flashback" October 31, 1996 (1996-10-31) 16.0/28 23.3 5
55 7 "The One with the Race Car Bed" November 7, 1996 (1996-11-07) 18.0/29 27.4 4
56 8 "The One with the Giant Poking Device" November 14, 1996 (1996-11-14) 18.8/30 28.7 4
57 9 "The One with the Football" November 21, 1996 (1996-11-21) 19.0/30 29.3 5
58 10 "The One Where Rachel Quits" December 12, 1996 (1996-12-12) 16.1/27 25.1 4
59 11 "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister" January 9, 1997 (1997-01-09) 19.4/29 29.8 2
60 12 "The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends" January 16, 1997 (1997-01-16) 19.4/29 29.6 4
61 13 "The One with All the Jealousy" January 30, 1997 (1997-01-30) 18.9/29 28.0 3
62 14 "The One with Pheobe's Ex-Partner" February 6, 1997 (1997-02-06) 19.0/30 28.9 3
63 15 "The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break" February 13, 1997 (1997-02-13) 18.3/29 27.3 4
64 16 "The One The Morning After" February 20, 1997 (1997-02-20) 18.6/29 28.3 5
65 17 "The One Without the Ski Trip" March 6, 1997 (1997-03-06) 17.5/29 25.8 2
66 18 "The One with the Hypnosis Tape" March 13, 1997 (1997-03-13) 18.7/30 28.1 2
67 19 "The One with the Tiny T-Shirt" March 27, 1997 (1997-03-27) 16.0/28 23.7 3
68 20 "The One with the Dollhouse" April 3, 1997 (1997-04-03) 16.3/28 24.4 4
69 21 "The One with a Chick And a Duck" April 17, 1997 (1997-04-17) 16.0/28 23.2 3
70 22 "The One with the Screamer" April 24, 1997 (1997-04-24) 15.5/27 22.6 5
71 23 "The One with Ross's Thing" May 1, 1997 (1997-05-01) 16.6/29 24.2 5
72 24 "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" May 8, 1997 (1997-05-08) 15.6/27 23.1 4
73 25 "The One at the Beach" May 15, 1997 (1997-05-15) 16.5/29 28.8 4

Awards and Nominations[edit]

49th Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Lisa Kudrow) (Episode: "The One with the Flashback")

54th Golden Globe Awards

  • Nomination for Best Comedy Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Friends Nielsen Ratings Archive – Season Three". Newmusicandmore.tripod.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nielsen Ratings". http://newmusicandmore.tripod.com/. Retrieved November 2, 2016.  External link in |website= (help)

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