Episode 5.06 Ratings Posted October 21, 2011

Episode 5.06 Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished first in its slot and matched its previous Thursday high in the key adults 18-49 demographic. The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated and most watched show on Thursday for the fifth week running.

"The Rhinitis Revelation", with guest star Laurie Metcalf, was watched by 14.69 million people, the second largest audience the show has had on Thursdays. The show finished first in households with an 8.9/15 rating and scored a 4.9/15 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo, matching its highest Thursday rating in the demographic. Compared to last week, the show was up three tenths of a point in the 18-49 demo and added 1.1 million viewers. The Big Bang Theory finished first in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

More about the episode

'The Rhinitis Revelation' - Season 5, Episode 6
Airs October 20, 2011 at 8/7c on CBS.

Sheldon is upset when his mother comes to town and would rather see the sights than wait on him.

Comments (18)

Linda United States, 22:44 Nov 19 2011.
I just love this show...All the characters are so darn likeable.
sweety79 France, 12:37 Nov 14 2011.
Sincerly, i hate this one...
JLK Norway, 11:32 Nov 2 2011.
I am a big fan of this show and watch it faithfully. This episode crossed a line in my opinion, when jokes were made directly about Jesus (great abs remark) and disrespectful of God, in their "prayers". You can make fun of the followers, but you cross a line when you jest about God, Himself.
Serse Germany, 09:27 Oct 31 2011.
I love Leonard - I would kill Sheldon if he where my roommate.
Patrick United States, 14:24 Oct 27 2011.
Robert... early in your post, absolutely right. late in your post, dead wrong. I'll agree there is 'opportunity' to poke fun at all those belief systems you listed. I DISagree that they take opportunity fairly. The agnostic/atheists have not been touched as of yet, while the Christians are ridiculed unarguably the most, Hindus second, and thirdly the Jews. The most recent episode with Mrs. Cooper's touring the city churches was ridden with jokes about crazy Christians. No one can argue that. The writers have never slammed any specific personalities in the other faiths, where they directly slapped Christ in the face last week. Absolutely un-called-for.
waseem Pakistan, 04:18 Oct 25 2011.
why earth is not behaving like its initial behaviour?
CV United Kingdom, 15:04 Oct 24 2011.
According to mangas, the smartest boy always choose a girl who is normal and warm. Every normal girl has a Cinderalla dream. Every girl who's watching this show is dreaming about Dr.Sheldon Cooper. There are a thousand Sheldon in a thousand people's eyes.You don't need to care everyone's opion. But there is a trend. Also, The phenomenon of imprinting makes me feel uncomfortable when Sheldon gets closer to ang girl who's not Penny. Not to mention the potential oedipus complex inside every man. He needs a warm and normal girl. If he takes Amy, I believe they'd like to live alone instead of staying with the others. Is that a happy ending?
Akhil Bhutan, 07:24 Oct 24 2011.
hi i am a big fan of sheldon..Always love to watch him
Fredrik Sweden, 17:12 Oct 23 2011.
Soft Kitty, Warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, pur pur pur. Hmm can't help to notice my comment doesn't seem as intellectual in comparison to the other ones. Do I care? No. But I would love to say that I agree to what Robert have written and also send my love to Canada, which seems like a pleasant country. Also to the US for hilarious comedy shows like TBBT.
lara Russia, 23:31 Oct 22 2011.
I'm totally on your side, Robert. The general truth is that religion. politics and sex have always been a fertile soil for growing jokes. Using or hearing them won't shake one's faith if he is a true believer. Making a catching joke is like balancing on an edge, the trick is not to overstep and make it a blunt insult. The TBBT writers are so skilful, the church- and sex-related things in this ep are well done, some of them a real surprize.

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