Episode 5.16 Ratings Posted February 10, 2012

Episode 5.16 Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory beat American Idol in key demographics and finished a strong second overall in its time slot. The Big Bang Theory matched its Thursday highs in the adults 18-49 and 18-34 demographics.

"The Vacation Solution" was watched by 16.06 million people, down from last week's the record audience of 16.54m, and scored a 9.7/16 rating in households. The Big Bang Theory finished second behind American Idol in total viewers and households. The Big Bang Theory was the night's most-watched and highest-rated scripted program.

In the important adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory scored a 5.5/16 rating, unchanged from last week. The show also scored a dominant 7.0/18 rating among adults 25-54 and a 4.1/14 in the 18-34 demo. The Big Bang Theory finished first in all key demographics for the common half-hour.

More about the episode

'The Vacation Solution' - Season 5, Episode 16
Airs February 9, 2012 at 8/7c on CBS.

After Sheldon's boss forces him to use his vacation time, he decides to work at Amy's lab and discovers he may be bad at biology. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette deal with the issue of a pre-nuptial agreement.

Comments (14)

Bulldog4593 United States, 20:52 Mar 4 2012.
First time to watch this show.....I can see why they need the laugh tracks.....it's not funny !
Esha United Kingdom, 05:10 Feb 20 2012.
this was a great episode I love that we got to see a different side to sheldon, it would be great if sheldon and amy worked on their relationship i think it would be very entertaining. TBBT is the best keep it up. I love you Jim
Macileen Cooper United States, 13:03 Feb 17 2012.
WOW! The Big Bang Theory will definetly win an award!!! :D :D :D
Nena United States, 15:40 Feb 15 2012.
I absolutely love TBBT however this season has been a bit disapointing. It has not been as funny as the past 4 seasons. What is going on writers?
a.a.tofighian Netherlands, 15:10 Feb 15 2012.
it was disappointing , where's your sense of humor chuck ?!!
polite mleya Iceland, 12:36 Feb 14 2012.
av been glued 2 watch evry episod of ths show since the tym i watched the first episod of season 1. These guys a incredingly amazing
Bob United States, 22:47 Feb 13 2012.
Needs more Sheldon parts please! Other wise great episode! Sheldon
Mel United States, 20:36 Feb 13 2012.
What happened to all the fun? Too much relationship stuff, bring back the boys & Penny, get rid of Amy & Bernadette!!!!
Kellie United States, 22:54 Feb 12 2012.
Since I discovered TBBT about a month ago I can't get enough. I TiVo every episode whether it's a repeat, new, or I've already seen it. This is one of those shows I hope that never has a final finale...
sam United Kingdom, 12:18 Feb 12 2012.
it was an ok episode it felt more like the old version with the girls not being used as much, but i like the slow build up with the leonard and penny relationship, the writers arent rushing it which is good. i expect the season finale to be explosive bcoz they seem to be building up to it now

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