The ratings for The Big Bang Theory have been growing each year and season six was the sitcom’s best yet. Will they continue to grow, level off, or start to fall? Will it remain the top-rated show on CBS? We shall see.
The Big Bang Theory revolves around a group of geeky scientists, their friends and significant others. The castmembers are Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
3/11 update: CBS has renewed the series through season 10.
Final season averages: 5.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 17.65 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The sixth season of The Big Bang Theory averaged a 5.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 16.8 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like The Big Bang Theory TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for an eighth season?