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
Airs 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.

Comments (47)

NBC India, 05:00 Feb 9 2011.
Best one of all seasons And Amy should be fired
ramon travis Guatemala, 21:39 Oct 10 2010.
I made a robotic arm before entering college, lower level, but it worked,LOL........
Samrakchan Ghimire Nepal, 03:16 Oct 10 2010.
nice to see robot manipulating everything!!
William Canada, 09:34 Oct 9 2010.
I hate the Amy Fowler character. Please kill her.
samparker India, 06:41 Oct 9 2010.
awesome! watched 3 times,still like to watch.
rah India, 07:21 Oct 4 2010.
awesum episode.really a gud starter for the season
42512114 Australia, 20:01 Oct 2 2010.
still waiting to see it
Yumiko Canada, 22:10 Oct 1 2010.
TBBT is da bomb!!
Pat Krapf United States, 17:33 Oct 1 2010.
My comments are for the writers. You did it last night. A GREAT show and no sex. We are so fed up with "in bed situations" and you proved it can be done last night (9-30-10). Keep up the good work.
AR United Arab Emirates, 14:57 Sep 29 2010.
bAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZINGA

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