Episode 4.01 Ratings Posted September 24, 2010

Episode 4.01 Ratings

The ratings for the season 4 premiere and the first original episode to air on Thursdays are now out. The show looks to have been a big success on Thursday.

The Big Bang Theory was watched by 13.95m people, up by around 1 million on last season's premiere. The show set a 4.8/15 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, also up from the third season opener. The show finished first in its slot in all key metrics.

The ratings are impressive considering last season the show had Two and a Half Men, the most popular sitcom in the United States, as a lead-in. This season airs without a lead-in and at a lesser watched time period, one which hasn't seen a sitcom from CBS for 45 years.

More about the episode

'The Robotic Manipulation' - Season 4, Episode 1
Aired September 23, 2010 at 8/7c on CBS.

When Penny urges Sheldon to go on his first date, she finds herself dragged along to watch. Meanwhile, Howard finds himself in an uncomfortable position when he discovers a new use for a robotic arm.

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