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 178 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 19+ episodes -
'The Skywalker Incursion' - Season 8, Episode 19
Airs Thursday, April 2 at 20:00 on CBS.
When Leonard and Sheldon are invited to speak at UC Berkeley, they take a detour to try meet an idol. Also, when Bernadette and Howard battle over the fate of his Doctor Who TARDIS, Raj and Amy offer to settle the dispute with a game of ping pong.
'The Leftover Thermalization' - Season 8, Episode 18
Aired Thursday, March 12 at 20:00 on CBS.
Tensions rise between Sheldon and Leonard when a magazine article about their paper fails to mention Leonard. Elsewhere, when the electricity goes down at Mrs. Wolowitz's house, the gang salvage the defrosting food by throwing a final family dinner in her honor.
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|