'The Big Bang Theory' & 'The Millers' Deliver Record Audiences'; CBS Thursday Lineup Soars in Viewers & Key Demos

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January 10th, 2014

The Big Bang Theory January 9

via press release:



"The Millers" Delivers its Largest Audience and Matches Series-Best Adults 18-49 Rating


"The Big Bang Theory" Notches Largest Audience Ever for a Regularly Scheduled Episode and Best Adults 18-49 Rating Since Last February


"The Crazy Ones" Posts Best Viewer and Demo Deliveries Since October


"Two and a Half Men" and "Elementary" Score Biggest Audiences Since Season Premieres


            CBS's entire Thursday lineup soared over last week's original episodes, with THE MILLERS recording its largest audience ever, The Big Bang Theory delivering its largest audience for a regularly scheduled episode and TWO AND AHALF MEN and Elementary posting their biggest audiences since premiere week, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Jan 9.


The Big Bang Theory was first in viewers (20.08m), adults 25-54 (7.5/20) and adults 18-49 (5.6/17).  The Big Bang Theory posted its largest audience ever for a regularly scheduled episode, its best adults 25-54 rating since Feb. 7 2013 and its best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 21, 2013.   The Big Bang Theory beat first-run competition on NBC and ABC combined by almost 12 million viewers  (vs. 8.17m, +146%), by +4.5 rating points in adults 25-54 (vs. 3.0, +150%) and by +3.0 rating points in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.6, +115%) in the 8:00-8:30 PM half-hour.


At 8:30 PM, freshman drama THE MILLERS was first in viewers (13.61m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10).  THE MILLERS posted a series-high in viewers and matched series-highs in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.


At 9:00 PM, THE CRAZY ONES was first in viewers (9.62m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  THE CRAZY ONES delivered its best viewer total since Oct. 10, 2013, its best adults 25-54 ratings since Oct. 3, 2013 and its best adults 18-49 ratings since Oct. 17, 2013.


At 9:30 PM, Two and a Half Men was first in viewers (9.48m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07).  Two and a Half Men posted its largest audience since its season premiere on Sept. 26, its best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 3, 2013 and its best adult 25-54 rating since May 9, 2013.


At 10:00 PM, Elementary was first in viewers (9.85m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06).  Elementary posted its best viewers and adults 25-54 rating since the Sept. 26 season two premiere and its best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 3, 2013.


For the night, CBS was first in viewers (12.08m), adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/09).


Updated Thursday ratings will be available later today.


  • mathew

    i love the millers

  • Valentin

    Love The Crazy Ones, TBBT and Elementary. Didn’t really like The Millers :( And I don’t like Ashton Kutcher

  • Joe Daniels

    The Big Bang Theory; More like The Big Bang Monster Theory. Holy crap!

  • mathew

    watch everything on cbs thursdays except elementary. watch everything on cbs mondays except how i met your mother!

  • Robbie Bishop

    Each episode on last night was one of the best one each series has had this season.

    “The Big Bang Theory” was hilarious, and one of my favorite episodes I’ve seen of the series.

    “The Millers” was also hilarious. The show’s really grown on me, and the show itself has improved far beyond what it was when it premiered. The episode wasn’t my favorite of it so far, but it was definitely one of its best episodes so far.

    “The Crazy Ones” was also great. For a while there, I was starting to lose interest, but the last two episodes have been fantastic. I’ll stick around for a little while longer.

    “Two and a Half Men,” while not being that great, was still funny. The jokes, I think I’ve said before, are hit-and-miss. There are times when the show can express some genuine humor, but most of the time it’s wasted on vulgarity.
    Still, it was one of the best episodes the show’s had this season…but that’s really not saying much; it was still far from great.

    “Elementary” was, like the others, one of the best episodes this season (maybe the best). The series is an awkward fit for a night mostly dominated by comedies, but the show still seems to be holding its own.
    The writing is crisp, the acting is excellent, and each episode is intriguing. Last night’s episode was very good, and I’m glad that Marcus has come back to being more like his old self. He’s one of my favorite characters.

  • mike

    Last nights big bang was hilarious and the millers is also a great show!!!!

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go Elementary!

  • Tamara

    @mathew…..Me too…exactly!!

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