The Big Bang Theory is in its eighth season, which will air between September 2014 and May 2015. The eighth season began with two back-to-back episodes on September 22, 2014. The show has so far produced 176 episodes since its premiere in the 2007/08 season. The show was renewed by CBS in March 2014 for another three years, taking it through to its tenth season in 2016/17.
Season 1 17 episodes - 2007/08
Season 2 23 episodes - 2008/09
Season 3 23 episodes - 2009/10
Season 4 24 episodes - 2010/11
Season 5 24 episodes - 2011/12
Season 6 24 episodes - 2012/13
Season 7 24 episodes - 2013/14
Season 8 17+ episodes -
'The Colonization Application' - Season 8, Episode 17
Airs Thursday, March 5 at 20:00 on CBS.
Trouble arises when Amy learns Sheldon has applied for a one-way mission to colonize Mars. Also, a trip to the pet store ends in a fight for Sheldon and Amy, Leonard surprises Penny with a very "adult" purchase, and, Raj is caught snooping in Emily's apartment.
'The Intimacy Acceleration' - Season 8, Episode 16
Aired Thursday, February 26 at 20:00 on CBS.
Sheldon and Penny spend the evening performing an experiment to see whether people can fall in love in a few hours. Meanwhile, Leonard, Amy, Raj and Emily visit an "escape room" where they are tormented by a zombie. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette encounter trouble as they fly back from Mrs. Wolowitz's funeral.
Most Watched Episodes (U.S.)
|Episode||Air Date||Viewers (U.S.)|
|702||The Deception Verification||September 26, 2013||20.44 million|
|713||The Occupation Recalibration||January 9, 2014||20.35 million|
|613||The Bakersfield Expedition||January 10, 2013||20 million|
|612||The Egg Salad Equivalency||January 3, 2013||19.25 million|
|712||The Hesitation Ramification||January 2, 2014||19.2 million|
Highest Rated Episodes (U.S.)
|Episode||Air Date||Adults 18-49 Rating|
|613||The Bakersfield Expedition||January 10, 2013||6.4|
|615||The Spoiler Alert Segmentation||February 7, 2013||6.2|
|612||The Egg Salad Equivalency||January 3, 2013||6.1|
|702||The Deception Verification||September 26, 2013||6.1|
|315||The Large Hadron Collision||February 8, 2010||6|