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 Show.