The Big Bang Theory hits new highs in Live+7 ratings Posted October 14, 2013

The Big Bang Theory hits new highs in Live+7 ratings

The Big Bang Theory's record-breaking seventh season premiere has reached new highs in the Live +7-day ratings. The L+7 ratings include DVR viewership over the following week.

The seventh season premiere "The Hofstadter Insufficiency" added 5.17 million people with 7-day DVR viewership, a rise of 27%,  to hit to a record audience of  24.16 million people. This was the show's largest lift to date, at that point. In the key adults 18-49 demographic, the episode moved up 2.3 points in the L+7 ratings to a 7.8 rating, up 42%.

The ratings soared higher for the second of the night's episodes, "The Deception Verification" at 8:30. This episode added 5.71 million viewers, setting the record again for the show's largest lift, to reach 26.15 million in the L+7 ratings. The special broadcast rose by 41% 18-49 demo to an 8.6 rating, up by 2.5 points.

In the Live + 7-day ratings, both episodes of The Big Bang Theory surpassed Sunday Night Football in viewers and adults 18-49 to become the week's #1 programs in viewers and adults 18-49.

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 (2)

Susan United States, 22:13 Oct 14 2013.
When are Sheldon and Amy going to have sex.?
$$ I love penny Canada, 19:23 Oct 14 2013.
Cool I knew they could do it LOL

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