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].
Posted May 17 2013 in The Big Bang Theory.
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