Seventh Season Premiere Final Ratings Posted September 27, 2013

Seventh Season Premiere Final Ratings

The final ratings for last night's hour-long season premiere of The Big Bang Theory are in. Both of the night's episodes were adjusted upwards in the final ratings, with the night's second episode hitting a new series high in viewers.

"The Hofstadter Insufficiency" at 8:00 was watched by 18.99 million people and scored a 5.5/18 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic. Compared to last year's season premiere in the same half-hour, The Big Bang Theory was up half a rating point in the demo and added 3.33 million viewers.

"The Deception Verification" at 8:30 had a record audience of 20.44 million people and scored a 6.1/18 rating in the demo. With 20.44m viewers this is now the most-watched episode of The Big Bang Theory ever, eclipsing "The Bakersfield Expedition" which had an audience of 20m people back in January.

The Big Bang Theory easily won its time slot and the night as a whole to finish as the night's most-watched and highest-rated program. Throughout the hour, The Big Bang Theory had more viewers and a higher rating in the 18-49 demo than the other four networks combined. The Big Bang Theory is also the top performing show in the adults 18-49 demographic of the entire week.

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 (3)

Sam United Kingdom, 14:17 Sep 28 2013.
wow 20 million it was only a matter of time, and yes i agree with KcK dont make howard act gay, we already have raj bordering on that dont need another.
Kck United States, 21:36 Sep 27 2013.
Hopefully you aren't going to ruin this show as you have ruined Two and a half Men by making Howard act as gay as you have had Alan act. We no longer watch Men because of this . It's sickening .
superbilly 2011@hotmail United States, 19:32 Sep 27 2013.
Congratulations! Thank you for all your hard work.

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