Episode 5.13 Ratings Posted January 20, 2012

Episode 5.13 Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished a strong second in the ratings for its time slot and narrowly beat American Idol in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

The 100th episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Recombination Hypothesis", was watched by 15.71 million people, down slightly from last week's recent high of 16.13m viewers. In the ever important adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory was down only a tenth of a rating point from last week with a 5.2/14 rating. The 18-49 rating puts The Big Bang Theory narrowly ahead of Idol, which scored a 5.1 rating in the half hour. The Big Bang Theory finished second in the ratings by total viewers and households and was the night's highest-rated scripted program.

More about the episode

'The Recombination Hypothesis' - Season 5, Episode 13
Airs January 19, 2012 at 8/7c on CBS.

Leonard and Penny might start things up again when Leonard offers Penny a spur of the moment invitation to dinner, on the 100th episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Comments (24)

Alisa Perne Philippines, 09:14 Feb 4 2012.
I love this episode. It showed that there is hope between Leonard and Penny because it was proven that they really love each other.
SUSIE United States, 17:26 Jan 30 2012.
Sheldon is so great...but the show could never exist with out howard he is the bomb..
Eli Abir Israel, 17:00 Jan 28 2012.
You are killing the best show on TV with the new characters. Amy Farrah Fowler is a dead character that damages the show.
Harsha United States, 04:46 Jan 24 2012.
The last episode was great. I always liked to see penny and leonard together. And as usual Sheldon rocks.
Col PAS United States, 00:16 Jan 23 2012.
BBT agrees with the USS Code Talker - the last movie was NOT Star Trek! Well Done gang! Go Penny and Leonard!
Marc United Kingdom, 23:25 Jan 22 2012.
Few funny bits, spock cutout, sending Leonard to the garage, but the rest was absolute rubbish, sure it was written by a 12 year old.
Adi88 Romania, 03:35 Jan 22 2012.
Here's hoping for a better handled relanshionship of Leonard & Penny by the writers
jinki United States, 17:25 Jan 21 2012.
it's such a puzzle why TBBT is being ignored as the best sitcom. why oh why??
Meizi Finland, 11:45 Jan 21 2012.
One of the best episodes for a long time. It's really great to see Penny and Leonard to work out their relationship and let's hope they'll get back together at one day ;)
lal United States, 18:36 Jan 20 2012.
I think it was a very(freaking awesome)good episode and about raj and penny i think it was the worst thing that happened in the serie and it is not because raj cannot talk it is because penny and leonard have to be together and then penny "slept with raj" it was a very (only)disturbing episode

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