The Big Bang Theory has been a wildly successful CBS TV series. Will its prequel — the Young Sheldon TV show — continue that legacy? Jim Parsons is the only cast member set to cross over, and that’s in a voice capacity. Can the Tiffany Network attract and keep The Big Bang Theory audience? Will Young Sheldon be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A single-camera comedy, Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, and Raegan Revord, with Jim Parsons narrating. The CBS sitcom unfolds in 1989 and centers on Sheldon Cooper (Armitage), when he was just a nine-year-old boy. Surviving childhood in an East Texas outpost — one dedicated to all things faith and football — will be no mean feat for this unique genius and his otherwise ordinary family.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/11 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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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 like the Young Sheldon TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for second season on CBS?
1/6/18 update: CBS has renewed Young Sheldon for a second season for the 2018-19 season. Details here.