Episode 4.14 Ratings Posted February 4, 2011

Episode 4.14 Ratings

The ratings for last night's episode, the second original episode to face American Idol, are out. The show appeared unscathed by the fierce competition from the popular reality contest.

The Big Bang Theory finished second, behind American Idol, with an 8.0/13 rating in households. The show was watched by 13.81m people, up by around 190,000 people from the last original episode. The show scored a 4.3/12 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, up on the last new episode. The ratings are inline with the show's average this season, suggesting American Idol isn't taking away much of the show's audience.

More about the episode

'The Thespian Catalyst' - Season 4, Episode 14
Airs February 3, 2011 at 8/7c on CBS.

Sheldon is inundated with negative feedback when he teaches a class. To improve his communication skills, Sheldon gets acting lessons from Penny. Meanwhile, Koothrappali has romantic daydreams about Howard's girlfriend, Bernadette.

Comments (41)

Rich Canada, 15:40 Mar 28 2011.
Loved the Bollywood scene. Don't be hatin. Can't have Leonard and Penny the centre of every episode... that would get boring. I'm waiting for a "Laverne and Shirley" type spin off with Raj and Howard :-)
tigger57 United States, 21:38 Mar 25 2011.
Hated it!!!! The worst ever!
Yumi Canada, 23:23 Feb 18 2011.
loved this episode! Can't breathe from so much laughing!! keep it up!!
mike Canada, 00:41 Feb 14 2011.
FAIL.......to artsy fartsy
Alvaro Chile, 00:28 Feb 14 2011.
The Bollywood number, B R I L L I A N T
kostas Greece, 18:45 Feb 13 2011.
omg. it was by far the worst episode ever.
Andreia United Kingdom, 17:34 Feb 11 2011.
Loved it! Bollywood scene was so funny!
Diane United States, 15:28 Feb 11 2011.
A great episode....glad to see something a little different with Bernadette & Raj's dance scenes! The whole cast in the series are so good...I love watching them every week!!! Continued success to TBBT!!!
BOYZ Australia, 01:38 Feb 11 2011.
one of the worst ep of season... nothing eventful even happens...
Julio Mexico, 23:48 Feb 10 2011.
Fail Episode!!!

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