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
Airs 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.

Comments (26)

salla India, 07:37 Feb 10 2012.
my only regret is that the show airs only once a week. rock on, team big bang
Lily Canada, 16:15 Feb 7 2012.
Does Sheldon suffer from a mild form of Asperger Syndrom? It's my favorite show of all time.
stacy United States, 18:48 Jan 26 2012.
My new favorite show!! Sheldon is the best!
Rose Canada, 15:28 Jan 26 2012.
Did anyone notice that when Howard, Raj and Leonerd were playing Donkey Kong jenga that the game kept going back and forth. Leonerd completed a level and then in the next shot Howard was doing the same level?????
Bruna Brazil, 16:42 Jan 23 2012.
i belive the writers are a little lost or unispired in this season.. already in another episode sheldon goes dancing with the girls even if he had stated previously that ", while I subscribe to the many worlds theory which posits the existence of an infinite number of Sheldons in an infinite number of universes, I assure you that in none of them am I dancing." In this episode i noticed 2 continuity erros: 1. Bernadette (s4e3): " I know how to deal with stubborn children. My mother used to run an illegal day care centre in our basement." 2. sheldon would never say "a koala bear", koalas are marsupials
Lenya Argentina, 01:31 Jan 23 2012.
La parte de Amy y la tiara fue de antología; me matan de risas sus escenas, qué hallazgo este personaje, perfecto para Sheldon
Gaby Romania, 01:21 Jan 18 2012.
I have to say ... I hope for changes in relationships ... A Reconfiguration ...! :D Amy is not good for Sheldon ... Penny is not good for Leonard ... I hope for a "Big Bang" happening ... for Sheldon :D ...
Gaby Romania, 00:15 Jan 18 2012.
I Love this show so much ... ! (I am a physicist ... :D ) But I love the show for many other reasons ... I wish it will never end ... ! I hope the story is going where I think is going ... :) !
Diego Uruguay, 20:57 Jan 17 2012.
The best show ever shamy RLZ!!!
Vivek India, 04:41 Jan 17 2012.
Awesome episode... loved it.. best part was of tiara and the Sheldon's idea of having a walk and getting drunk....

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