Episode 5.19 Ratings Posted March 9, 2012

Episode 5.19 Ratings

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.

Episode: Weekend Vortex. Tags: Season 5, ratings

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.

Comments (24)

rich United States, 22:10 Mar 21 2012.
When will Penny become successful? And will her father come back. Him and Leonard's mother are perfect for each other.
shannon stephenson Canada, 12:36 Mar 19 2012.
i love the show i hope the ever take of the air.
chrylin United Kingdom, 12:47 Mar 16 2012.
We too are retirees (63 & 59) who love the TBBT You don't lose your sense of humour when you 'grow up'!We're watching in Scotland and are still laughing at all the repeats, even when seeing them for 3rd or 4th time. Su funny, smart and quick. Hope the comments above don't mean that the show is going to lose its edge. Anyone in the US tell us what the gang are doing now? Saw Sheldon having his computer hacked into and Raj's sister has moved in with Leonard. Probably old episodes?
Nena United States, 12:49 Mar 15 2012.
I loved this episode! Jim has gained some weight but it seems like he might be lifting some weights. His chest seems tighter and bigger. I do not like the hair. I still love you Jim!
Bappy Bangladesh, 09:57 Mar 15 2012.
I love this episode. and like whip ringtone....
Efrain Peru, 19:10 Mar 14 2012.
someone known to use Sheldon and Raj headset?
polly United States, 21:27 Mar 13 2012.
I don't like Sheldon's new haircut and personality change this season. The rest of the characters have remained true
agriegelis United States, 16:22 Mar 13 2012.
I just heard that Stephen Hawkings is going to make an appearence on the episode that'll air April 5th. Awesome!!! Geek dream!! I wish they could get either William Shatner or Patrick Stewart to appear.
esha United Kingdom, 16:04 Mar 12 2012.
Great episode as always it does look like jim has gained some weight but he still looks adorable as always. I love shamy. BAZINGAJIM!
neofrix Hungary, 01:59 Mar 12 2012.
Hi, could someone please explain to me what kind of tiller is that Raj cannot find? Tiller must have another meaning that I cannot find in the dictionaries.

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