Episode 6.21 Ratings Posted April 26, 2013

Episode 6.21 Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot and ranked as the night's most-watched and highest-rated program. Following a two week absence of new episodes and with TV viewership falling in the Spring, the show's ratings were noticeably down from the previous episode.

"The Closure Alternative" was watched by 15.05 million people, down by over 2.19m people from the last original episode three weeks ago. The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.5/15 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, down 5.2/17 on April 4. The Big Bang Theory had a significant lead on the second-place American Idol, which had 11.40 million viewers and 2.8/9 in the 18-49 demo.

The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot and was the night's #1 show in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

More about the episode

'The Closure Alternative' - Season 6, Episode 21
Aired April 25, 2013 at 8/7c on CBS.

When one of Sheldon's favorite TV shows is canceled, Amy helps him work through his compulsive need for closure. Meanwhile, Raj finds his girlfriend's blog, and Penny searches for something she's passionate about.

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