It’s been 25 years since the debut of Seinfeld. A lot has changed since then, including what it takes to be considered a top television show. In their first year, Jerry and the gang had an 8.0 rating. That was good enough to make it the 14th rated show. Today, that rating would put it at the top of the charts. Of course, back in 1989, the average American household received 27 channels. Today, I’m pretty sure I have 27 channels of Cinemax.

+ Quartz: The completely serious decline of the Hollywood comedy. (We’ve got memes, tweets, and animated GIFs. Who needs funny movies?)