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Season 6 of The Big Bang Theory has now finished. The Big Bang Theory is renewed for a seventh season and will be returning to CBS this Fall.
Previous Episode: 'The Bon Voyage Reaction'.
Yesterday's season finale of The Big Bang Theory ranked first in the ratings for the night and finished ahead of the season finale of American Idol with a clear margin.
The sixth season closer, "The Bon Voyage Reaction", was watched by 15.48 million people, falling slightly from last week's 16.3m audience. The Big Bang Theory had 1.17 more viewers than American Idol. In the important adults 18-49 demographic, TBBT scored a 4.8/16 rating, down a notch from the previous episode's 4.9/17, and far in advance of American Idol's 3.6/11. The Big Bang Theory is the first show to ever beat an American Idol final results show in the ratings.
The Big Bang Theory finished first its time slot in viewers and key demographics and was the night's most-watched and highest-rated show. Compared to the fifth season finale, The Big Bang Theory added over two million viewers and rose by six tenths in the key adults 18-49 demo [13.3m viewers and 4.2/15 demo].
CBS is expanding its Thursday night comedy block, which is spearheaded by The Big Bang Theory and has been in place since the 2010/11 season, to two hours this Fall, the network announced yesterday at its Upfront presentation.
In the newly expanded comedy block The Big Bang Theory remains in its 8/7c slot. The Millers, a new multi-camera sitcom starring Will Arnett, is scheduled at 8:30/7:30c with a new single-camera workplace comedy starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Crazy Ones, at 9/8c. Two and a Half Men moves back an hour to 9:30/8:30c to round out the comedy block. The drama series Elementary finishes the night staying in its current 10/9c time slot. To learn more about the two new Thursday night sitcoms, check out the show synopses below.
The Millers stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles' life until his parents' marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Margo Martindale) and Tom (Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, Jack is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan's sister, Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter Mykayla (Eve Moon). Nathan's best friend and news cameraman, Ray (JB Smoove), was excited to be Nathan's wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last. Greg Garcia (Raising Hope and My Name is Earl) is the executive producer of The Millers for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.
Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in The Crazy Ones, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired... if he weren't the boss. Simon Roberts (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon's exact opposite - focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she'd resent if he wasn't so brilliant at what he does. Joining them in the firm are the dashing and talented Zach (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who's as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton). With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling. Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal and The Practice), Bill D'Elia, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (Modern Family), Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Jason Winer directed the pilot.
Warner Bros. and CBS Consumer Products have teamed up to launch an exclusive, limited edition line of The Big Bang Theory/Star Trek merchandise which includes t-shirts and Funko bobbleheads featuring the guys in Starfleet uniforms. The new merchandise will be available only at Hot Topic stores nationwide and HotTopic.com from now until July. Hot Topic will also exclusively stock a new, limited edition The Big Bang Theory/DC Comics t-shirt featuring the guys in their favorite DC Comics costumes.
To support the new line of merchandise, Warner Bros. has teamed up with Hot Topic to run the second annual Ultimate Fan Giveaway offering an opportunity to attend the legendary Comic-Con International in San Diego.
From May 20 through May 31, fans can enter the contest by watching The Big Bang Theory every weeknight in syndication (selected markets only) and identifying Sheldon's special Hot Topic t-shirt online at BigBangContest.com, or by visiting any Hot Topic store nationwide by Sunday, signing up to be an HT+1 rewards member and purchasing any Big Bang Theory t-shirt. Find your local Big Bang Theory listings at BigBangWeeknights.com.
One lucky fan will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, including two tickets to Comic-Con, round-trip airfare, three days/two nights hotel accommodation, ground transportation and special access to various events at the Warner Bros. booth. In addition to the main prize, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution is offering viewers in 17 select markets the chance to also win local prize packages that include $500 gift cards from Hot Topic.
The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who reside in specific eligible areas. You must be at least thirteen years old to enter. Get more information on the WB Media To Go website.
Yesterday's episode of The Big Bang Theory, the penultimate episode of the current season, ranked as the night's #1 program in viewers and key demographics.
"The Love Spell Potential" was watched by an audience of 16.30 million people, ever so slightly up from last week's 16.29m. In the key adults 18-49 demo, The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.9/17 rating, flat on last week.
The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot and was the night's top performer in total viewers, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34.
Last week's episode of The Big Bang Theory, featuring guest star Bob Newhart, finished first in the ratings for its time slot and ranked as the night's highest-rated and most-watched broadcast.
"The Proton Resurgence" was watched by 16.29 million people, adding 1.24 million people over the week before. In the important adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory rose to a 4.9/17, up from the previous episode's 4.5/15.
CBS has issued the press release for the sixth season finale of The Big Bang Theory, which will air Thursday, May 16. Kate Micucci guest stars as Lucy, Raj's girlfriend.
"The Bon Voyage Reaction" - A new success for Leonard makes Sheldon very jealous and throws Penny for a loop. Meanwhile, Koothrappali pushes Lucy too far in their relationship, on the sixth season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 16 (8:00 - 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
More information about this season finale is available in our Episode Guide. With the current season wrapping up, there's no need to fear as The Big Bang Theory is already renewed for a seventh season so the show will be back next season.
Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot and ranked as the night's most-watched and highest-rated program. Following a two week absence of new episodes and with TV viewership falling in the Spring, the show's ratings were noticeably down from the previous episode.
"The Closure Alternative" was watched by 15.05 million people, down by over 2.19m people from the last original episode three weeks ago. The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.5/15 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, down 5.2/17 on April 4. The Big Bang Theory had a significant lead on the second-place American Idol, which had 11.40 million viewers and 2.8/9 in the 18-49 demo.
The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot and was the night's #1 show in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.
We are giving away an officially licensed Leonard Hofstadter bobblehead to one lucky person. This Funko Wacky Wobbler features Leonard, wearing his familiar olive-green jacket and Converse sneakers, standing six-inches atop a display base featuring his name and the show's logo.
To enter the contest you just need to answer a trivia question about Leonard. So get your entry in now for your chance to win! Head over to the-big-bang-theory.com/win-a-leonard-bobblehead/ to enter the contest.
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CBS has issued the press release for the penultimate episode of The Big Bang Theory's sixth season, which will air Thursday, May 9. Kate Micucci reprises her role as Lucy, Raj's love interest, in the episode.
The Love Spell Potential – When the girls’ trip to Vegas falls through, the guys invite them to play Dungeons & Dragons, causing Sheldon and Amy’s relationship to take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Koothrappali and Lucy go on a very awkward date, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 9 (8:00 – 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
More information about this episode is available in our Episode Guide. A rerun of The Egg Salad Equivalency airs this Thursday before the show returns on April 25 for the first of the season's four remaining episodes. Don't worry though, The Big Bang Theory has already been renewed for a seventh season so the show will be back next season.
CBS has issued the press release for the May 2 episode of The Big Bang Theory. Legendary comedian and actor Bob Newhart guest stars as Professor Proton in this episode.
"The Proton Resurgence" - Sheldon and Leonard hire Professor Proton, the host of their favorite childhood TV show, to perform. Also, Howard and Bernadette run into trouble babysitting Raj's dog, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 2 (8:00 - 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
More information about this episode is available in our Episode Guide.