Seventh Season Finale Ratings Posted May 16, 2014

Seventh Season Finale Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory was the show's most-watched and highest-rated season finale. The show posted its best numbers since April 3, bucking the recent fall in TV viewership across the board.

"The Status Quo Combustion" was watched by 16.73 million people, up from 14.42 million last week and 1.25m people more than watched the sixth season finale. The Big Bang Theory had a 4.9/18 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, up from 3.8/13 last week and up a notch the previous season finale's 4.8/16. The show had more viewers during its time period than the other four networks combined. The Big Bang Theory was by far Thursday night's most-watched and highest-rated show. 

The Big Bang Theory has been renewed through to its tenth season in 2016/17 and will be returning for its eighth season this fall. The show will be starting next season on Monday nights before returning to its Thursday home.

More about the episode

'The Status Quo Combustion' - Season 7, Episode 24
Airs May 15, 2014 at 8/7c on CBS.

With his career in flux Sheldon struggles to deal with all the changes in his life, leading him to make a drastic decision. Meanwhile, Raj and Emily's relationship takes a step forward, while an injured Mrs. Wolowitz puts a strain of Howard and Bernadette's life.

Comments (35)

mongo United Kingdom, 11:07 Jul 14 2014.
So where can the show go from here. If Sheldon is to be left alone then either he has to give into Amy or maybe let Stuart move in now he is homeless, or will be after Mrs Wolowitz gets better. Oh dear poor Shelly! I hope he comes back with the long rock n roll hair that got Amy so hot. She'd love that.
Don R United States, 09:46 Jul 7 2014.
By far the best comedy. What I would like to see is some conflict too. Perhaps Leonard encountering a hugely beautiful women who lets Penny really show her vulnerable side with jealousy. It could really be funny. Also Let Raj get on with a relationship already.
Jennifer  United States, 23:00 Jul 2 2014.
Loved the season finale. My favorite comedy on tv. Cant wait for next season .
Jnr Australia, 19:43 Jul 2 2014.
Jenna Elfman as Penny's mum
Jo mama United States, 22:58 Jun 29 2014.
So sad Wish it go go power rangers
Connor Australia, 02:31 Jun 12 2014.
Fabulous episode. It really make you wonder what will happen in the eight'th season.
Jenny United States, 17:02 Jun 11 2014.
To all the people complaining about animal cruelty I really hope you are vegan. I LOVE Amy's character and honestly they had to have a character lolike that to be Sheldons love interest. And she is the only one that is even more sarcastic then Penny. I hope they can create someone just as special for Raj...dont think emily is the right answer.
zack United States, 14:40 Jun 10 2014.
I love this show. Plz keep this on air forever!!
elenagreece Greece, 13:15 Jun 8 2014.
I totally agree with David and Lyn. I sometimes think that the writers are hard on some of the characters, like Raj (who is my favorite), and Amy (who is not). Maybe they think it's funny to portray them as losers with no feelings, but it's not...
David Uwimbabazi Norway, 04:56 Jun 2 2014.
It is not funny to watch somebody being hurt. Yes,we do laugh, which turns to be sarcasm.

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