7.10 'The Discovery Dissipation' Ratings Posted December 6, 2013

7.10 'The Discovery Dissipation' Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory slipped to second place in some ratings, faced with extraordinarily strong competition from NBC's The Sound of Music Live! Despite the tougher competition, The Big Bang Theory still finished first in the adults 18-49 demographic for its time slot.

"The Discovery Dissipation" was watched by 15.63 million people. The show's audience was down by 3.31 million people from the last original episode on November 21 and was a season low. The Big Bang Theory placed second in viewers and households behind NBC's The Sound of Music Live! NBC's musical broadcast averaged 18.62 million viewers over its three hour broadcast, peaking in the 8:30-9:00 time period.

The Big Bang Theory maintained its lead position in the 18-49 demo in its time slot. This week's episode scored a 4.8/14 rating, down five tenths from the previous episode to a season low. The Big Bang Theory had a .4 lead on The Sound of Music Live!'s 4.4/13 in the shared half hour. The Big Bang Theory also topped the NBC musical's average rating of 4.6/13 in the 18-49 demo across its three-hour broadcast, though the ratings for TSOML's later half-hours are set to be the night's highest ratings in the demo.

More about the episode

'The Discovery Dissipation' - Season 7, Episode 10
Airs December 5, 2013 at 8/7c on CBS.

Sheldon is comforted by Leonard and Amy when his accidental science discovery is disproved. Meanwhile, Raj stays at Howard and Bernadette's apartment for the week.

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