Episode 5.12 Ratings Posted January 13, 2012

Episode 5.12 Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory, the first original episode of 2012, finished first in its timeslot and was the highest rated show of the night.

"The Shiny Trinket Maneuver" was watched by 15.93 million people, up by 1.9m from the last original episode. The Big Bang Theory scored a 9.4/15 rating in households and received its largest audience since November 3, 2011. In the important adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory scored a 5.2/15 rating, up from 4.6/14 on December 8, 2011. This was The Big Bang Theory's best performance in the 18-49 demo since November 17, 2011. In the adults 25-54 demographic, the show scored a 6.9/17 rating, its highest rating since March 8, 2010. The Big Bang Theory finished first in slot by all key metrics and was the most-watched and highest-rated show of the night.

CBS's new sitcom Rob Schneider sitcom, Rob!, got off to a strong start last night following The Big Bang Theory. The show's debut held 81% of Big Bang's audience to finish first in its time period with 13.48m viewers and a 4.1/11 rating in the 18-49 demo.

More about the episode

'The Shiny Trinket Maneuver' - Season 5, Episode 12
Aired January 12, 2012 at 8/7c on CBS.

After Sheldon is dismissive of Amy's recent accomplishment, they must work through their first relationship problem as boyfriend and girlfriend. Meanwhile, Howard struggles with Bernadette's dislike of children.

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