The Big Bang Theory January 8 2015

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/9 2.4/7 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.8/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/8 1.4/5 1.1/4 0.7/3 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.015 10.809 3.070 4.058 2.989 1.266

FOX was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers. 

On FOX, American Idol notched a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 6 percent from a 3.2 for Wednesday’s premiere.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory returned to a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 15 percent from a 3.9 for its most recent original episode. Mom scored a series high 2.8 up 22 percent from a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original episode. Two and a Half Men earned a 2.2, up 16 percent from a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original episode. The McCarthys garnered a 1.7, up 6 percent from a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original episode. Elementary notched a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 8 percent from a 1.3 for its most recent original episode.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 1.3, up 44 percent from last week’s series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.  Bad Judge scored a 0.8, up 60 percent from last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. A to Z garnered a 0.6, up 50 percent from last week’s 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Parenthood returned to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 8 percent from a 1.3 for its most recent original episode

On ABC, The Taste earned a 0.9, up 29 percent from last week’s series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, January 8, 2015 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.5/14 17.76
FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.0/9 11.02
NBC The Biggest Loser 1.3/4 5.00
ABC The Taste (8-10PM) 0.9/3 3.20
CW House at the End of the Street (8-10PM) 0.3/1 1.27
8:30 CBS Mom 2.8/8 12.29
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 2.2/6 10.03
NBC Bad Judge 0.8/2 3.12
9:30 CBS The McCarthys 1.7/5 7.94
NBC A to Z 0.6/2 2.02
10:00 CBS Elementary 1.4/4 8.42
NBC Parenthood 1.4/4 4.61
ABC How To Get Away With Murder -R 0.7/2 2.57

via NBC press note:–

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:


  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.7/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.2/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.5/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.1/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show ” (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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