I was just curious if anyone knows why the show "I Love Lucy" ended when it did? The show never went below #3 in the Neilson in it's entire run. Nielsen TV Ratings History: #3 in the 1951-1952 season #1 in the 1952-1953 season #1 in the 1953-1954 season #1 in the 1954-1955 season #2 in the 1955-1956 season #1 in the 1956-1957 season The show also had 6 seasons which while long is relatively short for a hit show of this magnitude. Was it Lucille Ball's idea to end the show? I am just wondering why the show did end when it did? Then again, many will think most shows should probably take this approach. Ending while they are ahead. Thank You.