‘Big Bang Theory’ Series Finale Ratings Soar
The 279th and final episode of history-making hit CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory had a big night by any measure in the metered markets; the two-part series wrapper clocked a 12.2/22 in this very early metric for Thursday primetime, skyrocketing from penultimate week’s 8.9/16.
In this preliminary derby, in addition to jumping 37% over last week’s 8.9, the finale gained 17% versus the 10.4 for the show’s year-ago season finale.
It’s also up 7% versus the strong proposal-cliffhanger on Monday, September 25 of 2017, (12.2 vs. 11.4), which had opened the show’s 2017-18 season resolving a proposal cliffhanger. Big Bang had opened this final season with a MM 8.4 household rating.
For quick comparison sake, here’s a metered market track of the most recent 5 originals:
Stephen Colbert Unearths New Facts About 'The Big Bang Theory' Cast After Series Finale
FYI, that early stat on the penultimate episode of May 9 wound up translating to a 1.9 demo rating and 12.25 million viewer in fast nationals, topping last week’s Thursday night in all measures and winning its half-hour by 1.25 million viewers over its combined Big 4 competition. In its second-to-last week, Big Bang also had inched up a tenth in the demo compared with the previous week’s early numbers.
More to come….
Source: Read Full Article