Sixth Season Finale Ratings Posted May 17, 2013

Sixth Season Finale Ratings

Yesterday's season finale of The Big Bang Theory ranked first in the ratings for the night and finished ahead of the season finale of American Idol with a clear margin.

The sixth season closer, "The Bon Voyage Reaction", was watched by 15.48 million people, falling slightly from last week's 16.3m audience. The Big Bang Theory had 1.17 more viewers than American Idol. In the important adults 18-49 demographic, TBBT scored a 4.8/16 rating, down a notch from the previous episode's 4.9/17, and far in advance of American Idol's 3.6/11. The Big Bang Theory is the first show to ever beat an American Idol final results show in the ratings.

The Big Bang Theory finished first its time slot in viewers and key demographics and was the night's most-watched and highest-rated show.  Compared to the fifth season finale, The Big Bang Theory added over two million viewers and rose by six tenths in the key adults 18-49 demo [13.3m viewers and 4.2/15 demo].

More about the episode

'The Bon Voyage Reaction' - Season 6, Episode 24
Airs May 16, 2013 at 8/7c on CBS.

When Leonard receives an exciting job proposal, Penny worries about their relationship, while Sheldon deals with feelings of jealousy. Meanwhile, Raj pushes too far in his relationship with Lucy.

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