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USA's long-running series Monk exited with a recording-breaking 9.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched hourlong series ever on basic cable.

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The dramedy, which centers on a detective with a serious case of OCD, concluded its run Friday and topped The Closer's record of 9.2 million.

The show, which stars Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, came to a close after eight seasons on USA. Shalhoub garnered seven Emmy nominations — and won three — for Monk.