'The Big Bang Theory' is the Season's #1 Entertainment Program in Adults 18-34

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March 13th, 2013

Big Bang Theory Cast

via press release:



Marks the First Time Since People Meters that CBS Has the Leading Entertainment Show Among Adults 18-34

THE BIG BANG THEORY ranks as the season's #1 entertainment program in adults 18-34, averaging a 4.6/16, according to Nielsen most current ratings for the 2012-2013 television season.


This marks the first time CBS has the leading entertainment program among adults 18-34 since the beginning of people meters in 1987.

Season-to-date, THE BIG BANG THEORY is also the top entertainment program in adults 18-49 (6.3/19) and adults 25-54 (8.0/21) as well as television's top comedy in viewers and #2 scripted program (18.95m) overall.


  • ltown

    Um…walking dead?

  • TomJH

    Yeah, I’m willing to put money that TWD has better 18-34 ratings.

  • outlawz

    and ncis is #1 in viewers beating all the others shows snf, ai, dwts, etc

  • Dondi

    “…the top entertainment program in adults 18-49…”

    Does this imply that they are #1 or “among the top”? I too believe TWD has the highest A18-49 rating for a scripted show this season, but it’s fairly close.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    This includes DVR numbers, which aren’t usually released for cable shows. So it is probably beating The Walking Dead if they twist it that way. Also, The Walking Dead is way younger. It’s on its 33rd episode. The Big Bang Theory is on episode 130. It would be interesting to put them both at 7 on Thursdays. The Big Bang Theory would win the first half hour for sure, but The Walking Dead might win the hour. Also, it would be up against American Idol too. Which might bring it down as well.

  • Jason

    The 6.3/19 is for one episode I think, not a season average. 18-49 TWD is still averaging slightly higher, I don’t think we ever get 18-34 numbers for cable shows though so it’s possible TBBT averages higher there, or maybe cable shows just aren’t included in those rankings.

  • forg

    If The Walking Dead has higher 18-34 ratings, AMC will release it. Let’s wait after the season ends

  • ToXiX

    The Walking Dead is a poop puddle compared to The Big Bang Theory.

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