Friends is an American sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, 22 September 1994 broadcast on NBC on 6 May 2004. The series revolves around a group of friends in Manhattan New York. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Crane, Kauffman and Kevin Bright, with many others promoted in later seasons. Kauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe in November/December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, whom he previously worked, and together they began a seven-page treatment of the NBC series. After several script writing and changes, including a second rename this film like Us, the series was finally named Friends and premiered on the coveted Thursday 8:30 time slot on NBC. The filming of the series took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California in front of a studio audience. The series finale, airing May 6, 2004, was seen by 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fourth most-watched series finale in television history and the most watched episode of the decade.