7.23 'The Gorilla Dissolution' Ratings Posted May 9, 2014

7.23 'The Gorilla Dissolution' Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot and ranked as the night's most-watched and highest-rated show, despite falling to seasons lows during a harsh week for TV viewership. The NFL Draft on ESPN. which delivered record ratings, also attracted a lot of viewers away, especially in the coveted 18-49 demographic.

The penultimate episode of The Big Bang Theory's seventh season, "The Gorilla Dissolution", which saw a big progression in Leonard & Penny's relationship, had an audience of 14.42 million people. The show dropped 1.65m viewers from last week to deliver its smallest audience since October 2012.

The Big Bang Theory recorded a 3.8/13 rating in the 18-49 demo, down a sizable seven tenths from last week's 4.5/16, to a three year low. The last episode to deliver an 18-49 rating below 4 points was the fourth season finale in May 2011. The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot and was the night's top performer in all key ratings.

More about the episode

'The Gorilla Dissolution' - Season 7, Episode 23
Airs May 8, 2014 at 8/7c on CBS.

A bad day at work causes Penny to reconsider the decisions she's made in her career - and her romantic life. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette take care of an injured Mrs. Wolowitz, and Raj gets relationship advice from Sheldon.

Comments (18)

David uwimbabazi Norway, 04:25 Jun 13 2014.
I am glad that Leonard and Penny are engaged. But I have this question to writers Why did Penny dump Leonard, when he said he loves her instead of not dumping him, when he proposed her in b*d during sex? I think she could dump him, when he proposed her in bed during sex because people would understand that he got really serious and she was suprised and not ready for it. That is good reason, people can understand. But when he told her that he loves her , she dumped him. ( In S4E8 Penny said she dumped Leonard because he got really serious and she wasn't ready for it) That's doesn't mean he got real serious. Even friends tell eachother that they love eachother I think the show needs better writers
Jenifer United States, 13:44 Jun 4 2014.
I love that Lenord and Penny are getting married she better not break his heart or they better not leave Sheldon behind but enough already time for Sheldon and Amy to at least have one hook up. We are all waiting on that.
Eleni Parashaki Greece, 12:38 May 30 2014.
Dear Cordova: thank you for your kind suggestion. Of course I don't like where the show is going, and of course this is going to be my last season! I was only watching it for the actors, anyway...
cordova United States, 13:33 May 29 2014.
Dear, Eleni Parashaki: A- I am not one of the writers, B- I believe that the sitcom is to confusing for you, C-it seems that you don't like where the show is going, D-it is my humble suggestion,,, "STOP WATCHING IT"
Eleni Parashaki Greece, 13:21 May 28 2014.
Dear Cordova: Yes, I still believe the show needs better writers. It's just my humble opinion, don't freak out, please. Or are you one of the writers;
cordova United States, 23:34 May 26 2014.
"The show needs better writers" really WHAT SHOW ARE YOU WATCHING......
Eleni Parashaki Greece, 13:04 May 17 2014.
So, dear writers, Penny does not deserve a career, and turns to marriage as a final solution; It's her smart move (as she said), or just her plan B if her acting career didn't work out; Is she really in love, or not; I believe the show needs better writers...
David uwimbabazi Norway, 13:58 May 13 2014.
I am very very excited to see Leonard and Penny get engaged. I've been waiting for this for many years.Can't wait to watch their wedding :D
andrea trigueiro United States, 01:29 May 13 2014.
Just want to tell u my husband I really love the show we don't have cable but we watch it on dvd
Cheryl United States, 00:29 May 13 2014.
Could Penny please be successful, maybe a Progressive "Flo" kind of commercial actress?

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