Episode 5.19 Ratings Posted March 9, 2012
Yesterday's episode of The Big Bang Theory beat American Idol in the key demographics and is likely to rank as the night's #1 program among adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34.
"The Weekend Vortex" was watched by 15.22 million people, down by over a million from the last original episode, and scored a 9.3/15 rating in households. The Big Bang Theory finished second, behind American Idol, in total viewers and households.
In the important demographics, The Big Bang Theory ranked ahead of the hour-long American Idol broadcast for the second time. Big Bang scored a 6.4/17 rating in the adults 25-54 demo, a 3.6/13 rating in the 18-34 demo and a 5.1/15 rating in the 18-49 demo. If the ratings hold, The Big Bang Theory was the night's highest-rated program in adults 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34.
A special rebroadcast of The Big Bang Theory at 8:30 finished second, behind American Idol, in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. The rerun was watched by 12.87 million people and scored a 4.0/11 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.
More about the episode
'The Weekend Vortex' - Season 5, Episode 19
Airs March 8, 2012 at 8/7c on CBS.
Sheldon leaves Amy in the lurch when he decides to play video games with the guys instead of going with her to her aunt's birthday party.
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