Episode 5.17 Ratings

Episode 5.17 Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory beat American Idol in key ratings for the fifth consecutive week and was the night's highest-rated and most-watched scripted program.

"The Rothman Disintegration" was watched by 15.65 million people, down by almost 560,000 viewers from last week's episode. In the adults 18-49 demographic, the demo networks and advertisers focus on, the show scored a 5.1/15 rating, down from last week's season high of 5.6/16.

When compared to American Idol in the common half-hour (8:00-8:30), The Big Bang Theory finished first in total viewers, households, adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34. The Big Bang Theory tied with American Idol as the night's top rated program with adults 18-49.

  Posted February 17, 2012 in The Big Bang Theory.

Comments (41)

Louie United States, 15:20 Mar 2 2012.
I also started watching only recently and love this show except for the odd character of Howard's mother, who would likely be a baby-boomer in her 60s but sounds like someone's old NY yiddish grandmother - really offputting and starting to get on my nerves
Kevin Australia, 02:43 Feb 25 2012.
My life will be boring without the BBT . thats all i can say. i got all seasons . keep watching back n forth. never gets boring. :)
Nena United States, 10:08 Feb 24 2012.
Glad to see some funny episodes again! I love this show!
leslie van de ven United States, 15:09 Feb 23 2012.
wish i could get tickets...this show has all the elements of the best shows: is anyone else reminded of "The Odd Couple" and/or M*A*S*H? it just makes my day to think of the show while i am working and I TELL everyone I can about it..
shadyatem Canada, 04:55 Feb 23 2012.
@bh Its not a laugh track. the show is filmed in front a real audience. you can get tickets to see an episode taping
JB United States, 21:12 Feb 22 2012.
I had no idea that this show existed before it began to show on TBS...now I can't stop watching it! AWESOME!
jeff United Kingdom, 20:01 Feb 22 2012.
started to watch this excellent programme in the uk.its great and the cast are brill.please keep on producing this show and hopefully make a film.
kayla and emily United Kingdom, 05:36 Feb 22 2012.
amaaaaazingggG!!!! :P
bh United States, 22:27 Feb 21 2012.
Would someone PLEASE tell the producers of Big Bang that the LAUGH TRACK is horrible! This is a funny show.....the laugh track is obnoxious and every two seconds. STOP.............please
BIlly Bob Canada, 09:43 Feb 21 2012.
@larry: He spent a few minutes rubbing his hands together while delivering lines after he peed. He couldeasily have delivered those lines while leaning over and washing his hands. Even a hint that he was moving towards the sinks and then cutting over to someone else while they talked would have been enough. As it stands - gross out.

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