Fans don’t have to worry whether The Big Bang Theory TV show will be cancelled too soon. Back in March of 2017, CBS renewed it through season 12. The Chuck Lorre – Bill Prady sitcom remains one of the highest-rated network TV shows on network television, even though its numbers have dropped over the years. Still, even the most successful TV shows have a shelf-life. As its price tag increases and the audience drifts away, will The Big Bang Theory be cancelled or renewed beyond seasons 11 and 12? Stay tuned.
A CBS scripted comedy, The Big Bang Theory stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar, and Kaley Cuoco. The revolves around a group of brilliant scientists who are still somewhat socially inept, despite their progress over the years.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in 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.
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For comparisons: The 10th season of The Big Bang Theory averaged a 3.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 14.03 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like The Big Bang Theory TV series? Should it continue past season 12, or end there?