'The Big Bang Theory' Tops Thursday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

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May 3rd, 2013

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via press release:

CBS SWEEPS THURSDAY IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54

"The Big Bang Theory" is the Night's #1 Program in All Key Measures, Posting Week-to-Week Growth

"Two and a Half Men" Wins its Time Period in Viewers and Demos, Also Up From Last Week

"Person Of Interest" and "Elementary" Place First in Viewers

The Big Bang Theory was Thursday's #1 program in viewers and key demographics, leading CBS to a nightly win in all key ratings measures, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for May 2.

 

The Big Bang Theory was first in households (9.7/17), viewers (15.69m), adults 25-54 (6.3/19), adults 18-49 (4.6/16) and adults 18-34 (3.0/12). Compared to last week, The Big Bang Theory was up +4% in households (from 9.3/16), +3% in adults 25-54 (from 6.1/18), +2% in adults 18-49 (from 4.5/15), +11% in adults 18-34 (from 2.7/11) and added +640,000 viewers (from 15.05m, +4%).

 

Two and a Half Men was first in households (7.6/12), viewers (11.90m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12) and adults 18-49 (3.1/10). Compared to last week, Two and a Half Men was up +6% in households (from 7.2/11), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.2/11), +11% in adults 18-49 (from 2.8/09) and added +580,000 viewers (from 11.32m, +5%).

 

Person Of Interest was first in households (8.0/12) and viewers (12.76m), and was second in both adults 25-54 (3.5/08, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07). Compared to last week, Person Of Interest was even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

Elementary was first in households (6.1/10) and viewers (9.50m), and was second in both adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06). Compared to last week, Elementary was even in adults 18-49.

 

For the night, CBS was first in households (7.6/12), viewers (12.02m), adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).

 

Updated Thursday ratings will be available this afternoon.

 

 
  • psychic

    This is hardly news anymore.

  • rob60990

    POI fans cant even gloat about the A25-54 rating. :D

  • Herb Finn

    Gee, I thought Bob Newhart guest appearance would have bumped up the ratings of TBBT :)

  • dan

    POI is gaining momentum. Best drama on network TV.

    I would like to see how FX or AMC would handle it.

  • Melissa

    @dan

    POI is gaining momentum.

    Person of Interest was flat week to week at its series low rating, and lost to Grey’s Anatomy even in adults 25-54. How is that “gaining momentum”?

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Bob Newhart is pretty old. His guest starring increased total viewership more than 18-49 year olds. Makes sense.

  • pw

    i think the ratings are really not read right…cannot belive shows would lose millions of viewers because of daylight saiving tome……

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