Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on the Fox network from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999, for seven seasons. Here's a chart detailing how each of those seasons performed:
If you're familiar with the series, it should come as no surprise that the seventh and final season of the show performed horribly. The ratings slump started during the sixth season, mainly because not one - but six of the longtime cast members had left the show during the fifth season! To top that off, four mid-series cast members had left during the sixth season. Ouch!