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  1. Season 11 Ratings Archive.

    Season Eleven Ratings Archive This will be the archive for the Season 11 ratings posts. There will be a post for almost each week in the season. This will be the index page. It will list each of the archive posts, along with the date of each of the archive posts. Each index with also function as a link to the appropriate week. Week One and Two, Weeks of 25 Sept. and 02 Oct, 2017 Week Three, Week of 09 October, 2017 Week Four, Week of 16 October, 2017 Week Five, Week of 23 October, 2017 Week Six, Week of 30 October, 2017 Week Seven, Week of 06 November, 2017
  2. Season 9 Ratings Archive

    Season Nine Ratings Archive This will be the archive for the Season 9 ratings posts. There will be a post for each week in the season. There will be links to each week, so anyone who wants to, will be able to go to the collection for each week. Week One, Week of 21 September, 2015 Week Two, Week of 28 September, 2015 Week Three, Week of 05 October, 2015 Week Four, Week of 12 October, 2015 Week Five, Week of 19 October, 2015 Week Six, Week of 26 October, 2015 Week Seven, Week of 02 November, 2015 Week Eight, Week of 09 November, 2015 Week Nine, Week of 16 November, 2015 Week Ten, Week of 23 November, 2015 Week Eleven, Week of 30 November, 2015 Week Twelve, Week of 07 December, 2015 Week Thirteen, Week of 14 December, 2015 Week Fourteen, Week of 21 December, 2015 Week Fifteen, Week of 28 December, 2015 Week Sixteen, Week of 04 January, 2016 Week Seventeen, Week of 11 January, 2016 Week Eighteen, Week of 18 January, 2016 Week Nineteen, Week of 25 January, 2016 Week Twenty, Week of 01 February, 2016 Week Twenty-one, Week of 08 February, 2016 Week Twenty-two, Week of 15 February, 2016 Week Twenty-three, Week of 22 February, 2016 Week Twenty-Four, Week of 29 February, 2016 Week Twenty-Five, Week of 07 March, 2016 Week Twenty-Six, Week of 14 March, 2016 Week Twenty-Seven, Week of 21 March, 2016 Week twenty-eight, Week of 28 March, 2016 Week Twenty-nine, Week of 04 April, 2016 Week Thirty, Week of 11 April, 2016 Week Thirty-one, Week of 18 April, 2016 Week Thirty-Two, Week of 25 April, 2016 Week Thirty-Three, Week of 02 May, 2016 Week Thirty-Four, Week of 09 May, 2016 Week Thirty-Five, Week of 16 May, 2016 Week Thirty-Six, Week of 23 May, 2016
  3. Season 9 Ratings Thread

    Well, it's that time again. This is the first post in the Season 9 ratings thread. Similar to last year, here are the plans for the ratings, while TBBT is on Monday: Monday will have the Live + 7. This is usually delayed by three weeks. I usually put it up around noon EST Tuesday will have the the Live + Same Day ratings. This includes the overnights, including households, demo, and viewers, along with the final daily ratings for TBBT. Households is usually out around 9:30-10 AM EST. The overnight demo and viewers is usually out around 11:30 AM EST. The final daily ratings are usually out around 4:30-5:30 PM EST. Wednesday will have the top ten programs for the previous week for demo and viewers. Also, around noon. Thursday will have the syndication ratings for two weeks previous. Again, around noon. Friday will usually be an off day, but I will occasionally write a post on some kind of ratings information. Once TBBT moves to Thursday, the top ten programs post moves to Tuesday, the syndication post moves to Wednesday, and the overnight and final ratings postsmove to Friday. Thursday becomes the day where an information post will go. While those times are the usual times I get the ratings, holidays, and various other things sometimes delay the information. If it will be delayed (or even not available), I usually try to let everyone know with a post. Over the next few days, I'll be putting up a post on what exactly those terms (Live + SD, Live + 7, demo, etc) mean, and how the ratings are gathered, so new members, who don't know those terms, will be able to follow along. And, of course, if anyone has a question, feel free to post it in this thread and I'll do my best to answer it. I'll also have a post on how TBBT did last year, compared to 2013-2014 and 2012-13, along with how it did compared to other shows last year. There will also be some information on how TBBT repeats did last year (hint, the repeat ratings were higher than the average of all the new shows). Tensor
  4. Season 8 Ratings Archive

    Season Eight Ratings Archive This will be the archive for the Season 8 ratings posts. There will be a post for each week in the season, starting with the end of Week 1, September 28, 2014. There will be links to each week, so anyone who wants to, will be able to go to the collection for each week.
  5. Season 8 Ratings Thread

    This will be the Season 8 Ratings thread. To start if off, I will be doing a three part post to recap Season seven. The first post will follow this opening post. This thread will be open for comments, so feel free to ask questions or comment on the various bits that are posted here. I hope you enjoy the reports on TBBT ratings this year. Season 7, for The Big Bang Theory (TBBT) was an major ratings success again this year. This is going to be the first of three articles detailing their ratings this year. This week, I plan to cover the Live + Same Day (SD) ratings. As we have quite a few new members, I will go over some terms that will be used in the three articles, along with the ratings reports that will be used in the upcoming season and, how we get those numbers. I will go over each of the terms to describe what they mean and how the numbers for those terms are determined. To begin, The Nielsen company gathers data from electronic boxes that are attached to the television, set top box, or DVR. There are some boxes that just record the channel that is being watched. These are also, what are called “People Meters”. Individuals enter their specific ID (which is tied to their age and gender) and these meters track what those people are watching, even if they are just channel surfing. In the case of DVRs, it measures what has been recorded and watched up to seven days later. People with their ID number sign in and out, each time they start or stop watching TV. In the case of multiple people watching the same TV, the ID allows the meter to track how many and when people are watching. The meter could track someone who turns the TV on, and if another person signs in, shows two people watching the same program. If the original person leaves by signing out, it will still be tracking what the other person is now watching. Nielsen also uses the older diary method (where people write in what they are watching) for several reasons. First, to validate their statistical model. Remember, the Nielsen’s are a statistical measure. The diaries are compared to the set top boxes (both regular and People Meters). Using this, they can verify that their calculations on the boxes is correct, as the more data you have, the more accurate your results will be. Also, Nielsen uses the diaries to gather further demographic data to assist advertisers in targeting specific ages, genders, income, eduction, etc). Each August, Nielsen estimates the number of households in the US that have televisions to use during the season. The current number of households, from May of 2014, is 116,300,000. Note, this is not how many households are tracked by Nielsen, but is the estimated total number, so the various breakdowns can be extrapolated to the total number of . What follows, are the various terms used in these articles Overnights (or Fast Nationals) Are the preliminary ratings based on 56 metropolitan areas and is time-period based. Final Ratings: Adjusted (usually based on data included from other than the overnight areas, along with time zone specific data or local preemptions. Overnight are based on what was scheduled in a specific time. TBBT is on at 8 PM on Thursdays. So, it is assumed that a box tuned to CBS at 8 is watching TBBT. Final Ratings are the adjustments made to the Overnight numbers. For example, if a local station is covering a news item, anyone tuned into that station, is not watching TBBT. TBBT is another example for adjustments. Typically, CBS runs TBBT until 8:31. That extra minute usually translates into a one or two tenth increase. Live + Same Day (SD): The number of households (and viewers) that watched a program, including DVR viewing until 3 a.m. locally, the next day. At 3 a.m., the data is automatically sent to Nielsen from the box. Live + 3: The number of households (and viewers) that watch a program up to three days after the program airs. Again, there is a 3 a.m. cutoff. Live + 7: The number of households (and viewers) that watch a program up to seven days after the program airs. With the 3AM cutoff. Overnights are announced early the next day. Live + SD is announced later that afternoon. Live + 7 is published two weeks after the end of week being measured. Live + 3 is not usually released. Networks will release specific shows and specific numbers, it they can make it appear it will help the show. Currently a rating called C3 is used to set advertising rates. The difference between C3 and Live + 3 is the number of people watching the show, up to three days after the it airs. The C3 is the number of people who watch the the show AND THE COMMERCIALS. It has been shown that the C3 closely tracks the Live + SD (note, not the Live + 3). Even so, Live + 3 are closely held by Nielsen and usually it is only found in a press release by a network, for a specific show, at a specific time. Ratings Point: The percentage of TV household, out of all TV households, that are watching a particular program. Ratings Share: The percentage of households, WHO HAVE THEIR TV ON, that are watching a particular program. Note that a Ratings point is one percent of the total households with a TV. Ratings Share point is one percent of the total households with a TV ON. For a simplified example, lets say the total number of TVs is 100 and there are 50 of them on. If 10 TVs are tuned to a specific program, the ratings point would be 10 (10 is 10% of 100). The ratings share would be 20 (10 is 20% of 50). Total Viewers: The total number of people watching a particular program. More than one person could be viewing a program in one house, say a family of four. Demo: This is an age breakout of the Ratings points and shares. To advertisers, the most important demo is made up of those people age 18-49 (Although that is slowly changing to 18-34). This is due to those age groups being harder to reach. 18-49 watch less broadcast TV(and 18-34 watch even less). So advertisers will pay the most for those shows that have higher numbers in those particular demos. Whenever demo is used in these posts, it means 18-49, unless otherwise specified. There are other breakouts, 18-34, 25-54, etc. This allows advertisers to target ads to age specific populations. Now that you have a reference, lets look at the Live + SD numbers for TBBT for Season Seven (Sunday Night Football was the highest show in both demo and viewers for Live + Same day viewing. Now that you know that, I’ll mostly ignore it (and sports) for the rest of these articles), the 2013-2014 TV season. (Please remember that these are the Live + SD, there are other numbers floating around out there and I’ll get to them in the upcoming articles.) The season can be roughly divided into four periods, with their average viewers and demo. 2013-14 is in black, the numbers in parentheses, in red, are for Season six (2012-2013): A.) Before Daylight Savings Time (DST) ended (6 episodes)……. 18.34 million…..5.38 15.40 million....4.9. B.) From DST ending to the new year (5 episodes)……………… 17.48 million…..5.06 17.05 million....5.4. C.) The new year to DST beginning (6 episodes)……………………18.47 million…..5.24 18.40 million....5.8 D.) After the beginning of DST (7 episodes)………………………....16.30 million…..4.55 16.04 million....4.9 For the year, the show averaged 17.65 million with a 5.1 demo. (16.65 Million viewers with a 5.3 demo). In raw numbers, the show increased by almost 1 million viewers this year, but it dropped by two tenths in demo. While that looks bad, it’s not as bad as it appears. Overall, broadcast viewership dropped by almost 11% this year. In terms of TBBT numbers, that means it should have dropped to 15 million viewers and a demo of 4.8. That it increase in viewers and only fell to 5.1(a drop of only 4%), indicates how strong the show still is. For comparison, I took the top other two shows in terms of viewers and demos, and calculated the change from the previous year. Remember total TV viewing dropped 11%: Show Demo %Change Viewers %Change TBBT 5.1 -4% 17.65 +6% Modern Family 3.5 -17% 11.06 -11% The Voice 3.6 -13% 12.50 -15% NCIS 2.8 -11% 18.50 -5% NCIS:LA 2.4 -13% 14.85 -10% In terms of the demo, TBBT was the highest rated scripted or “reality” show. The only show over a 5.0 demo (in fact, it was the only show over a 4.0) for the entire season. It was the only show to break a 6.0 demo and what is more amazing, ONE episode of the voice hit a 5.1, tying TBBT SEASON demo. That a one episode of The Voice, was the only non-sports episode(note episode, not entire season), on all of broadcast to even TIE TBBT’s season demo. Before this season, the most viewed episode was “The Bakersfield Expedition” in season six, and was the first episode to get to 20.00 million viewers. TBBT crossed 20 million viewers twice this year. The second episode of premiere night, on 26 September, “The Deception Verification” set the series high of 20.44 million viewers. On the 9th of January, TBBT set the high for a regular time episode at 20.35 million viewers. As a reminder from last year, the last “non-event” half hour comedy to break 20 million viewers was “Everybody Loves Raymond in 2005. Well, that’s it for this article. We’ll have some more coming up on syndication, Live + 7 and some other, what I hope are interesting tidbits. Feel free to ask questions in the thread, and I’ll answer to the best of my ability, tell you I have to research it, or if I simply don’t have an answer. Constructive criticism, other than questions, are also welcome. Tensor/Rick K Viewers are not the broadcast networks' customers, they're the networks' product. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/01/30/broadcast-tv-viewers-youre-not-the-customer-youre-the-product-being-sold-3/357523/
  6. I was just curious as once again TVNZ over here has put BBT on a mid season, temporarily hiatus. Is this common in the states? In NZ Big Bang Theory get's played on Wednesdays 8:30, but then a week later it get's taken off for a cooking show lol. I am just wondering as I am aware, their are hiatus's in the States, for Football games e.t.c. But is it common to have it taken off every two weeks? As it has been the case over here in NZ the past month.
  7. Here is an interesting take on why CBS may have gotten the Thurday night Football Package. Of course, it doesn't explain how this helps the NFL Network, and the Thursday night games, for the second half of the season, when TBBT moves back to Thursday.
  8. Does Big Bang Theory Have A Rating?

    I wanted to know if there is a rating somewhere for this show. I have the Dvds but I cant find a rating on it. I not sure what I would place it. Since its actually very clean and its not like it has a ton of explicit sexual content. E for everyone, G rated 7 , PG10, PG13, PG 14, Rated 17, R18 and up, and X25 and up. PG contains some insinuated and some romantic content(Which most of the inappropriate stuff is generally insinuated) or just very light. I think this would bored between PG,PG13 but while I think this is geared towards adults I think you could get away showing it to children without exposing them to a ton of inappropriate content.
  9. BBT is on 3 channels currently. However the new ones only come on CBS. Which currently has mostly reserved space for educational television and most of the time doesn't have a lot on it. Its on TBS, CBS and KCOP. KCOP and TBS has a lot more activity. Why would they move it to this almost empty station.
  10. Ratings Contest

    Contest Announcement This is to announce a contest, based on the ratings for the sweeps dates. The prize will be a $20 gift certificate at Amazon. The contest is open to members of The Big Bang Theory Fansite forums, with at least three posts. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age. The contest is open world wide, except where prohibited or the delivery of the prize is not possible or prohibited. Only one entry per user is allowed. A valid email address will be required for the delivery of the prize. The decisions of the judges are final. To enter, send a PM addressed to both Tripper and Tensor. In the subject, please put “Ratings Contest”. In the body of the PM, please include your username, and your prediction for the average demo and average viewers for the four sweeps episodes (April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, and May 15th) of The Big Bang Theory. Predictions can be to two decimal places. Entries must be timestamped before 2:00 AM on April 25th, 2014 Eastern Standard Time (New York). PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR PREDICTIONS IN THIS THREAD. A verification reply will be sent after your entry has been received. The winner will be the person with the lowest combined percentage difference between the prediction and the actual average for the demo and total viewers. To allow for calculations and verification, the winner will be notified no later than 22 May, 2014 and announced when the winner replies to the notification email. In case of a two person tie, the prize will be split. The winner in the case of a tie of three or more will be determined randomly. I will use the ratings numbers reported by TV by the Numbers in their Final Thursday Ratings posts for each of the sweeps nights. Any questions can either be asked in the contest thread or sent to me via PM. For clarification, the following are the time deadline in various parts of the world. Los Angeles April 24th, 11 PM (2300) New York April 25th, 2 AM (0200) UTC April 25th, 7 AM (0700) London April 25th, 8 AM (0800) Mumbai April 25th, 11:30 AM (1130) Melbourne April 25th, 4 PM (1600) Perth April 25th, 2 PM (1400) Please check your local times. Tensor
  11. Shark Jumping Good Times!

    Right now TBBT is at it's highest rating level, largely due to it's syndication on several networks. This is how I and many others got into the show (I actually just started watching, and caught up with the DVD's), but we all know sometimes things change very fast or producers and writers start writing in strange plot twist to increase ratings. What "Jumping the Shark" moments do you think may be in the future?
  12. Season 7 Ratings Archive

    This will be the archive for the Season 7 ratings posts. There will be a post for each week in the season, starting with Week 1, September 22, 2013. There will be links to each week, so anyone who wants to, will be able to go to the collection for each week.
  13. Season 7 Ratings Thread.

    This is the first Season 7 ratings post. I will keep track of the various ratings and how TBBT is doing, ratings wise in each. The format for this year is a bit different then last year. Each day, Nielsen releases different data. I will attempt to post late mornings most of the time. However, we all know life gets in the way and they may be a delay to the evening of the same day to possibly the next day. Once all the data for the week is posted, I’ll put them in an archive, so each week is together. I’ll be posting the following data on the following schedule. Monday: The Live + 7 data. This is delayed by two weeks, due to the way the full data is collected. So, the first two weeks will not include this. Tuesday: The Ratings for the top 25 programs for previous week for both Broadcast and Cable. Also, if, like last year, there are TBBT repeat episodes run on Mondays, I will cover how they did in the ratings. Wednesday: They’ve changed the release schedule this year. Syndicated ratings were released last year on Thursdays. This year, they will be released on Tuesdays, but to spread things out and keep Tuesday from being too cluttered, I will post them on Wednesday. Thursday: There isn’t any relevant data released on Thursdays this year (New and Late night ratings). However, I may post an occasional news item, ratings tidbits, or alternate looks at the ratings. Just to give everyone a better idea of how the ratings work. Friday: This will be the big day, for us. How TBBT did in the ratings the previous night. With comparisons, with other shows of the night and week. The fast nationals (or overnights) are posted early (around 8:30 AM) and I’ll make the changes to the numbers when the final numbers are posted around 3:30 PM. Note all times are US Eastern Time. If you have a question or comment, feel free to PM me or make a comment in the thread. I’ll be reposting the explanation of how the ratings work, so everyone has a reference to look at. Hope you all enjoy the thread this year. Tensor
  14. Season 6 Ratings Wrap Up.

    The Big Bang Theory (TBBT) rating’s have been quite impressive this year. This is going to be the first of three articles detailing their ratings this year. This week, I plan to cover the Live + Same Day (SD) ratings. As there are several different terms used that many people may not be familiar with, I will go over each of the terms to describe what they mean and how the numbers for those terms are determined. To begin, The Nielsen company gathers data from electronic boxes that are attached to the television, set top box, or DVR. These are the “People Meters” Individuals enter their specific ID (which is tied to their age and gender) and the box tracks what they are watching, even if they are just channel surfing. In the case of DVRs, it measures what has been recorded and watched up to seven days later. People with their ID number sign in and out, each time they start or stop watching TV. In the case of multiple people watching the same TV, the ID allows the meter to track how many and when people are watching. The meter could track someone who turns the TV on, and if another person signs in, shows two people watching the same program. If the original person leaves by signing out, it will still be tracking what the other person is now watching. Nielsen also uses the older diary method (where people write in what they are watching) to gather further demographic data to assist advertisers in targeting specific ages, genders, income, eduction, etc). Each August, Nielsen estimates the number of households in the US that have televisions to use during the season. The current number of households, from August of 2012, is 114,200,000. Note, this is not how many households are tracked by Nielsen. Just the total number, so the specific breakdown of those that are part of the Nielsen ratings can be extrapolated to the total number of households. What follows, are the various terms used in these articles Live + Same Day (SD): The number of households (and viewers) that watched a program, including DVR viewing until 3 a.m. locally, the next day. At 3 a.m., the data is automatically sent to Nielsen from the box. Live + 3: The number of households (and viewers) that watch a program up to three days after the program airs. Again, there is a 3 a.m. cutoff. Live + 7: The number of households (and viewers) that watch a program up to seven days after the program airs. With the 3AM cutoff. Overnights are announced the next day. Live + 7 is published two weeks after the end of week being measured. Live +3 is what is currently used to set advertising rates. While the Live + SD and Live + 7 are readily available, the Live + 3 are closely held by Nielsen (which makes sense, that’s how they make their money). So, Live + 3 are usually found through a press release from a network or show. Overnights (or Fast Nationals) Are the preliminary ratings based on 56 metropolitan areas and is time-period based. Final Ratings: Adjusted (usually based on data included from other than the overnight areas, along with time zone specific data or local preemptions. Ratings Point: The percentage of TV household, out of all TV households, that are watching a particular program. Ratings Share: The percentage of households, who have their TV on, that are watching a particular program. Note that a Ratings point is one percent total households with a TV. Ratings Share point is one percent of the total households with a TV ON. For a simplified example, lets say the total number of TVs is 100 and there are 50 of them on. If 10 TVs are tuned to a specific program, the ratings point would be 10 (10 is 10% of 100). The ratings share would be 20 (10 is 20% of 50). Total Viewers: The total number of people watching a particular program. More than one person could be viewing a program in one house, say a family of four. Demo: This is an age breakout of the Ratings points and shares. To advertisers, the most important demo is made up of those people age 18-49. Whenever demo is used, it means 18-49, unless otherwise specified. There are other breakouts, 18-34, 25-54, etc. This allows advertisers to target ads to age specific populations. Now that you have a reference, lets look at the Live + SD numbers for TBBT for the 2012-2013 TV season. (Please remember that these are the Live + SD, there are other numbers floating around out there and I’ll get to them in the upcoming articles.) The season can be roughly divided into four periods, with their viewers and demo: A.) Before Daylight Savings Time (DST) ended (6 episodes).......15.40 million....4.9. B.) From DST ending to the new year (5 episodes)......................17.05 million....5.4. C.) The new year to DST beginning (7 episodes).........................18.40 million....5.8 D.) After the beginning of DST (6 episodes).................................16.04 million....4.9 For the year, the show averaged 16.65 Million viewers with a 5.3 demo. To put these in perspective, in terms of viewers, TBBT averages more viewers on broadcast day, then all but four shows have after including seven days worth of DVR viewing. The closest half hour comedy is Two and a Half Men with 13.8 million and that is the #11 show in Live + 7 data. In terms of the demo, TBBT was the highest rated scripted or “reality” show, the only show beating it was Sunday Night Football (To simplify things, references after this are for scripted/reality shows and ignores the Football ratings). TBBT same day ratings were higher than all show’s demo after including seven days of DVR viewing. The highest show, after TBBT, in Live + 7 was The Voice, with a 5.2. The next highest Live + 7 half hour comedy was Modern Family, with a 4.9. Remember, these include seven days worth of viewing after broadcast. TBBT numbers are for the day of broadcast. (Edited correction. I entered the numbers manually to get the final Live + 7 as the final hadn't been released yet. Evidently, I made an error in entering the numbers. The finals were released today and Modern Family's Live + 7 was 6.4, beating TBBT Live + SD. Sorry, for any problems this may have caused. Before this season, the most viewed episode was “The Friendship Contraction” in season five, with 16.54 million viewers. TBBT broke their record for most viewed program four times during the season. On November 8, there were 16.68 million. A week later, there were 17.63 million. On January 3, the viewers jumped to 19.25 million and finally, a week later TBBT hit 20.00 million same day viewers. Becoming the first half hour comedy to hit 20 million with a non-special episode (After Superbowl specials or like the case of Two and a Half Men, the premiere following the Charlie Sheen mess are special episodes) since “Everybody Loves Raymond in 2005. While the show set a record for viewers four times, the show beat the previous season’s high, 13 times this year. It was also the only scripted show to break a 6.0 in the demo for the Live + SD, and it did it three times, hitting a high of 6.4. Another interesting point it that this is the first year that TBBT had higher ratings and more viewers at the end of the year, than during the beginning. During daylight savings time, shows (especially those that air at 8:00), tend to lose viewers because with more daylight, and better weather, people are out, instead of staying in and watching TV. For the A period (see above), the average viewers were ~15,25 Million. Previous years, this would be higher than the D period. However, this year, the D period average almost 1 million more viewers although the demo ratings were about the same. Well, that’s it for this article. We’ll have some more coming up on syndication, Live + 7 and some other, what I hope are interesting tidbits. Feel free to ask questions in the thread, and I’ll answer to the best of my ability, tell you I have to research it, or if I simply don’t have an answer. Constructive criticism, other than questions, are also welcome. Tensor/Rick K
  15. Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory delivered the show's largest audience yet for the second week running and hit a season high in the adults 18-49 demographic. "The 43 Peculiarity" was watched by a record-breaking 17.39 million people, up from last week's all-time high of 16.68 million. In the adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory hit a season high with a hugely dominant 5.5/17 rating, up by four notches from last week's 5.1/15. The Big Bang Theory was the night's most-watched and highest-rated broadcast for the eighth consecutive week. http://the-big-bang-theory.com/story/1754/Episode-608-Ratings-Largest-audience-yet/
  16. Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory received the show's largest audience to date, breaking the record set by last season's "The Friendship Contraction" earlier this year. "The Habitation Configuration", which revived Sheldon's Fun with Flags videocast with guest stars Star Trek The Next Generation's Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton, was watched by 16.68 million people. The episode broke the previous series high of 16.54 million, set February 2, 2012, by 140,00 people and also set a series high rating in households. In the important adults 18-49 demographic, the show was adjusted up in the final ratings to 5.1/15 rating, down slightly from last week's 5.2/15 rating. The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot with households, total viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. The Big Bang Theory was also the night's #1 program in households, viewers and the key adult demographics.
  17. Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished first in the ratings for its time slot and ranked as night's most-watched and highest-rated broadcast. "The Higgs Boson Observation" was watched by 14.23 million people, down by 950,000 people from last week's episode. In the adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.5/13 rating, down from 4.9/16 last Thursday. The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot by all key ratings metrics.
  18. Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot and was the night's highest-rated and most-watched broadcast. "The Decoupling Fluctuation" was watched by 15.38 million people, down slightly from last week's audience of 15.66. In the crucial adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.9/16 rating, down a notch from last week's 5.0/15. With the absence of Modern Family this week, The Big Bang Theory is set to be the week's highest rated program in the 18-49 demo. http://the-big-bang-theory.com/story/1735/Episode-602-Ratings/
  19. The sixth season premiere of The Big Bang Theory was Thursday night's top-rated and most-watched program. Compared to last year's hour-long season opener, The Big Bang Theory held steady in the adults 18-49 demographic and added by 1.24 million viewers in the overnight ratings. "The Date Night Variable" was watched by 15.30 million people, up by 1.25m on the fifth season opener, The Skank Reflex Analysis. This was the show's largest audience since 5.18 The Werewolf Transformation. In the adults 18-49 demographic, the season six opener scored a 4.8/15 rating, matching the rating of last year's season premiere. The Big Bang Theory was the top-rated and most-watched broadcast of the night. The newly relocated Two and a Half Men, which now follows The Big Bang Theory, continued CBS's domination at 8:30. Men's tenth season opener received an audience of 12.37 million people and scored a 3.5/10 rating among adults 18-49. The show retained about 80% of The Big Bang Theory's audience, which is considerably better than the occupant of this slot last season, the short-lived How To Be a Gentleman. Two and a Half Men's ratings were understandably down following the move from Mondays at 9, a time period it dominated for many years, to Thursdays at 8:30.