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.

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