7.13 'The Occupation Recalibration' Ratings Posted January 10, 2014

7.13 'The Occupation Recalibration' Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory posted strong week-to-week gains to dominate its time slot and deliver the show's biggest audience ever in its 8pm time slot.

"The Occupation Recalibration" was watched by 20.35 million people, adding 1.15 million people over the previous episode. This is the show's largest audience in its regular 8/7c time slot and its best performance since 7.02 "The Deception Verification", which remains the show's most-watched episode, aired at the special time of 8:30 on September 26.

The Big Bang Theory delivered a 5.7/17 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, up from 5.4/16 last week. This was The Big Bang Theory's was also the show's best performance since episode 7.02. Yesterday's episode had more viewers and a stronger 18-49 rating in its time slot than the other four networks combined. The Big Bang Theory was by far the night's most-watched and highest-rated broadcast.

More about the episode

'The Occupation Recalibration' - Season 7, Episode 13
Airs January 9, 2014 at 8/7c on CBS.

Sheldon struggles to relax when the university forces him to use his vacation time. Meanwhile, Leonard tries to support Penny after she decides to quit her job, and Bernadette needs Stuart's help when she accidentally destroys one of Howard's comic books.

Comments (13)

Lu Sun China, 02:47 Feb 6 2014.
l love shelden
shawn United States, 00:48 Jan 19 2014.
Josephm I'm not sure if you remember this or not. Last season in the valentine's episode Leonard and Penny agreed that Penny would propose when she feels that she is ready.
Waldek Poland, 23:47 Jan 18 2014.
Penny starts work with Stuart in the comic books store, brings a lot of clients in. So appear more guest stars.
Jiro Philippines, 13:21 Jan 17 2014.
This episode by far has met my expectations compared to the previous season 7 episodes. It is as funny as the season 1 and 2 episodes and I think they are getting back on their feet. I hope the show will continue to grow better.
Ruth United States, 23:38 Jan 16 2014.
Mayim Bialik is the bang in the Big Bang. She has the timing, the likability and certainly the comic chops to be the star of this show. She is a real scene stealer. Hope the writers give her more to do.
blah India, 04:22 Jan 16 2014.
When will tbbt start showing more science episodes like robotic competitions becoz i love that
Laer United States, 03:07 Jan 15 2014.
Eagerly looking forward to what will happy with Penny. Especially if she gets a great job. Won't Leonard be all the more intimidated by her? Lot's of comedy fodder there.
Sarah United States, 01:16 Jan 15 2014.
Where can we get the shirt that Sheldon wore in this episode? My husband loved it and I want to get it for him.
denise United States, 22:50 Jan 12 2014.
Love the "Wit" of the show and how it has evolvd. I personally would like Leonard to find a new hot g/f get serious and penny regret taking him for granted. Also if Sheldon gonna get into physical relationship I think Amy has paid her dues and earned it.. just my opinion and I'll continue too watch faithfully until something dumb happens likw with two and a half me n.
Kunstrasen Germany, 17:38 Jan 11 2014.
You forgot that many fans (not me!) want Sheldon & Penny get into a serious relationship

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