'The Big Bang Theory' is Thursday's Number 1 Program, Posting Week-to-Week Growth in Viewers and Key Demos

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February 8th, 2013

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"The Big Bang Theory" IS THURSDAY'S #1 PROGRAM, POSTING WEEK-TO-WEEK GROWTH IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS

"Two and a Half Men" Places First in Viewers and Adults 25-54

"Person Of Interest," Thursday's Top Drama, Sweeps Time Period in Viewers

and Key Demos

"Elementary" Wins at 10:00 PM in Viewers and Adults 25-54 Notching Post-Super Bowl Growth

CBS Wins Thursday

The Big Bang Theory was Thursday’s #1 program in viewers and key demographics posting week-to-week growth and leading CBS to a nightly win, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Feb. 7.

 

The Big Bang Theory swept its time period, finishing first in households (11.2/18), viewers (18.85m), adults 25-54 (7.8/21), adults 18-49 (6.1/18) and adults 18-34 (4.3/15). The Big Bang Theory beat its closest competitor in adults 25-54 by +66% (vs. 4.7/12), in adults 18-49 by +61% (vs. 3.8/11) and by +43% in adults 18-34 (vs. 3.0/11) and by +6.53m viewers (vs. 12.32m, +53%). Compared to last week, The Big Bang Theory was up +3% in households (from 10.9/17), +10% in adults 25-54 (from 7.1/11), +13% in both adults 18-49 (from 5.4/16) and in adults 18-34 (from 3.8/13) and added +1.09m viewers (from 17.76m, +6%). THE Big Bang Theory was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

 

Two and a Half Men was first in households (8.6/13), viewers (14.15m) and adults 25-54 (5.6/14), and was second in adults 18-49 (4.1/11). Compared to last week, Two and a Half Men was up +2% in households (from 8.4/13), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 5.4/13), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 3.9/11) and added +450,000 viewers (from 13.70m, +3%).

 

At 9:00 PM, Person Of Interest swept its time period, finishing first in households (9.3/14), viewers (15.16m), adults 25-54 (4.5/10) and adults 18-49 (3.2/08). Person Of Interest beat "Grey's Anatomy" for the second straight week in adults 18-49. Person Of Interest was the night's #1 drama in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

 

At 10:00 PM, Elementary was first in households (7.1/12), viewers (11.02m) and adults 25-54 (3.4/08), and was second in adults 18-49 (2.3/06). Compared to last week Elementary was up +1% in households (from 7.0/12), +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.3/08), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.2/06) and added +120,000 viewers (from 10.90m, +1%).

 

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.8/14), viewers (14.23m), adults 25-54 (4.9/12) and adults 18-49 (3.5/10) for the second consecutive Thursday.

 

Updated Thursday ratings will be available later today.

 
  • Max Vrany

    That picture’s from last week.

  • Robbie Bishop

    I don’t watch “The Big Bang Theory,” but those are some great ratings for the show.

    I only caught the end of “Two and a Half Men,” and while it’s extremely stupid, I couldn’t stop laughing. It was very funny.
    I haven’t watched much since Charlie Sheen left, but if it’s always that funny, I may start watching it again.

    “Person of Interest” was great last night. I saw the promos and thought that it might be good, but I had no idea how much I was going to like it.
    The plot was good, the acting was great, the directing was very well-done; everything was much better than I was expecting.
    I’m glad the show has picked up in the ratings, it deserves it.

    “Elementary” was very good, as well. The plot was interesting, the acting was great, the directing was very nice.
    I was hoping for better ratings, but I wasn’t expecting much. Not a lot of people seem interested with the show, and after its fairly weak post-Super Bowl ratings, any hope of this season picking up in ratings basically went in the toilet. I wish it could hold “Person of Interest’s” lead-in like “The Mentalist” did last season. I wonder if CBS will keep “Elementary” in the same slot? That is, assuming they renew the show, of course.

  • Martin

    With the amount of comedy pilots that CBS ordered, 12, I’m guessing they might move Person Of Interest to 10pm next fall and finally have 2 hours of comedy on Thursday.

  • Martin

    that picture is old

  • David Howell

    Twelve comedy pilots from CBS?!?

    That sound you hear is Les Moonves shouting “I AM NOT HAVING ANOTHER COMEDY SEASON LIKE THAT LAST ONE EVER AGAIN!!”.

    Trouble for all the CBS bubble dramas, two of which will go if sitcom time is expanded. I’m almost positive that Moonves planned to do so, perhaps with 2.5 Men as the Thursday 9pm anchor, until seeing the state of the CBS comedy pilots. Given what we know now, not expanding sitcom time this season was unavoidable; not doing so given the chance this season would be unforgivable. They have four anchors (their current three plus Men), one obviously promising pilot (Mom), and one certain renewal (M&M). All they need is two more decent pilots, or one plus Rules, and they’re away. With TBBT reruns capable of winning time slots at the drop of a hat, CBS doesn’t even need a midseason show on the bench.

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