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
Airs 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.

Comments (11)

Cyndi S. United States, 03:17 May 17 2013.
Wish they'd get Raj a different girlfriend! Just don't care for Lucy - it's like she's trying to hard to be a "nerd" - she's just not funny like "Amy Farafowler" or all the other characters! LOVE the show, though!
meerkat , 11:24 May 3 2013.
Sheldon is the only one who hasn't changed from the very beginning. Jim Parsons is totally in the character, and I appreciate him not trying to fool us.
Jill Szosz United States, 06:39 Apr 29 2013.
Hey. I love this show. It is the only one I MAKE time for and DVR EVERY episode for me and my mother. I am 51 and she is 75. We older folks need our BBT fix, too.
marz Australia, 06:26 Apr 29 2013.
The symbols are how The Flash got his powers. He was working in a lab when lightning struck one of the shelves and covered his with chemicals and soon realised he had super powers. 1st Symbol is the chemicals, 2nd is the lightning hitting them and the 3rd is him becoming the flash
Josh Smith Scotland United Kingdom, 16:47 Apr 28 2013.
by far the best episode in season 6 so far
Jeff United States, 01:17 Apr 28 2013.
@Carl: Also note the color of the t-shirt. It's the same as the Flash costumes they wore in the first season.
Jeff United States, 22:46 Apr 27 2013.
@Carl: (Excuse this if it double-posts: I got a weird error the first time.) I think it means that Chemistry plus Electricity (or lightning) equals (or creates) The Flash, one of Sheldon's favorite characters.
carl england United States, 17:55 Apr 27 2013.
what did the symbals on sheldons shirt mean the middle one was lightning it is driving me crazy
Jeff United States, 12:44 Apr 27 2013.
@Soft Kitty: Even Amy was funny, which is all too rare. Fun, refreshing episode. Loved Howard's discomfort when the dog was licking Raj's face. "Um. Can I go now?" Excellent.
soft kitty United States, 21:42 Apr 26 2013.
This last episode was a revelation!!! The characters seemed much more like their old selves - Sheldon being quirky again in a fun way instead of a mean way, Penny actually having lines (and covering up), Howard and Raj together (and Raj's femininity), and the dark side of Bernadette... Bringing these elements back was refreshing and made the episode laugh-out-loud funny! Especially Sheldon - when he undid all of Amy's efforts to change him (the rolling around on the floor after the dominos was priceless!). I'm very glad he didn't allow himself to be changed, his quirkiness and major OCD tendencies are what make Sheldon so endearing!

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