Seventh Season Premiere Ratings Posted September 27, 2013

Seventh Season Premiere Ratings

Last night's hour-long season premiere of The Big Bang Theory dominated its time slot and the night as a whole, ranking as the night's most-watched and highest-rated broadcast. The seventh season opener posted strong gains over the half-hour sixth season premiere a year ago.

"The Hofstadter Insufficiency", the first episode of the night's double bill, was watched by 18.3 million people and scored a 5.3 rating in the key adults 18-49, according to overnight ratings. Compared to the final ratings for the sixth season premiere, The Big Bang Theory was up six tenths in the demo and added 2.64 million viewers. 

"The Deception Verification" at 8:30 was watched by 19.50 million viewers, which would place it as the second most-watched episode of The Big Bang Theory ever (behind "The Bakersfield Expedition"), and scored a huge 5.8 rating in the demo. 

Throughout the 8 o'clock hour, The Big Bang Theory was way ahead of all other programming. The X Factor on Fox took second place with 6.38 million viewers and a 2.0/6 rating in the demo. The Big Bang Theory had more viewers during the hour than the four other networks combined. The Big Bang Theory is set to be the best performing show of the week in the 18-49 demo.

More about the episode

'The Hofstadter Insufficiency' - Season 7, Episode 1
Airs September 26, 2013 at 8/7c on CBS.

With Leonard away at sea, Sheldon and Penny bond over their intimate secrets. Meanwhile, Raj is consoled as he deals with his break-up from Lucy, and Amy and Bernadette spend time together at a science convention.

Comments (5)

big joe United States, 15:23 Sep 29 2013.
I was disappointed, the reunion between leonard and penny was like two old highscfhool buddies meeting after a long time, COME ON their supposed to be lovers. of course everything khad to be about Sheldon, but I did like that leonerd wouldn't give him a ride to work and gave him the finger on the way out. that show should have been about lenerd and penny, not Sheldon.
Carol United States, 08:27 Sep 28 2013.
I am 66 and was introduced to The Big Bang Theory by an "80"-yr old friend. It is the only program that is LAUGH OUT LOUD funny. I tried watching it the other night with a lulu of a cold. I had to stop as I was laughing so hard, I would take a coughing fit. Keep it up... I finish my day with 2 repeat episodes that I DVR every night. I've been spreading the word to my other "senior" :) friends...
Mac Poland, 15:24 Sep 27 2013.
Did you hear that Kaley had breast enhanced? I am not sure about it when I look at her in this episode...
Ester Spain, 13:26 Sep 27 2013.
Both were extremly funny episodes. Great job, keep it up guys!!
Jonn Thompson United States, 11:47 Sep 27 2013.
Nice, this show rocks, the writers, the actors, bring the whole picture, laughter and tugs at the heart the latter mostly with someone being subject to laughter!!!

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