CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' Delivers Its Most-Watched Season Finale

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May 16th, 2014

the Big Bang Theory Season Finale May 15

via press release:

"The Big Bang Theory" DELIVERS ITS MOST-WATCHED SEASON FINALE

Surges +13% in Viewers and +26% in Adults 18-49 over Last Week

"The Millers" Ends Its First Season with Week-to-Week Growth in Viewers and Key Demos

 

Season Finale of "Elementary" Sweeps Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

 

CBS Wins Thursday in All Key Measures

            The Big Bang Theory ended its seventh season with its most-watched finale ever while posting dramatic week-to-week increases in viewers and adults 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, May 15.

 

The seventh season finale of The Big Bang Theory was first in viewers (16.29m), adults 25-54 (6.2/20) and adults 18-49 (4.8/18).  Compared to last week, The Big Bang Theory was up +26% in adults 18-49 (from 3.8/13) and added +1.87m in viewers (from 14.42m, +13%).  Compared to the season six finale on the same night last year, The Big Bang Theory was up  +3% in adults 25-54 (from 6.0/19), even in adults 18-49 (from 4.8/17) and added +810,000 viewers (from 15.48m, +5%).  THE Big Bang Theory posted its largest-ever audience for a season finale.

 

At 8:30 PM, THE MILLERS season one finale was first in viewers (9.88m), adults 25-54 (3.4/10) and adults 18-49 (2.4/08).  Compared to last week, THE MILLERS was up, +21% in adults 25-54 (from 2.8/08), +26% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/06) and added +920,000 viewers (from 8.96m, +10%).   THE MILLERS posted its largest audience and best adults 18-49 rating since April 24.

 

BAD TEACHER (5.53m) averaged 1.4/04 in adults 18-49 and 2.0/05 in adults 25-54.  Compared to last week, it was up +8% in adults 18-49 (from 1.3/04) and +5% in adults 25-54 (from 1.9/05).

 

At 10 PM, the second season finale of Elementary was first in viewers (7.34m), adults 25-54 (2.1/06) and adults 18-49 (1.4/05).

 

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (8.99m), adults 25-54 (3.0/09) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07).  CBS was first in these measures for the ninth consecutive Thursday with regularly scheduled programming.

 
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