Eighth season premiere ratings Posted September 23, 2014

Eighth season premiere ratings

Last night's hour-long premiere of The Big Bang Theory dominated the ratings for its time slot and the night to rank as Monday's most-watched and highest-rated program. The Big Bang Theory had over five million more viewers than the closest competing program.

At 8:00, "The Locomotive Interruption" was watched by 18.03 million people and recorded a 5.4/17 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic. The show's season premiere last year, which aired Thursday, September 26, had 18.99m viewers and a 5.5/17 rating in the demo.

At 8:30, "The Junior Professor Solution" had 18.23 million viewers and a 5.4/16 rating in the demo. The second episode of last year's hour-long premiere, "The Deception Verification", had 20.44m viewers and a 6.1/18 rating and remains the show's most-watched episode to date.

The Big Bang Theory finished first in viewers and all key demographics in both of its showings and the night overall.

More about the episode

'The Locomotion Interruption' - Season 8, Episode 1
Airs September 22, 2014 at 8/7c on CBS.

After spending the summer riding the rails, Sheldon's cross-country train journey comes to an end in Arizona, where Leonard and Amy must drive out and pick him up. Meanwhile, Bernadette secures Penny a job interview, and Howard grows concerned about Stuart's relationship with his mother.

Comments (7)

Robert United States, 11:17 Nov 18 2014.
Another vote to penny's harcut is terrible!! What was she thinking of?
Mary Kirlpatrick  United States, 20:59 Oct 6 2014.
The new narrator who constantly says obvious stuff throughout the show is annoying. So annoying I will probably quit watching it.
Sajan Paul India, 14:16 Sep 30 2014.
Its an awesome show makes me forget my worries and enjoy the nerdy ways they so adorably perform in it
Kelly United States, 09:16 Sep 29 2014.
I cant believe all the fuss people are making over Pennys hair. It looks adorable. She is a beautiful woman and the hair just brings that out more. When you have such a beautiful face you dont need all the hair to distract you. What the hell is wrong with people. I know first hand how everybody feels they have the right to tell you about a new hair cut or color. Apparently she needs needs to get permission from people she doesnt even know!!!! GET OVER IT PEOPLE
Gerard Bolivia, 20:53 Sep 25 2014.
Penny use to be hot for guys now she looks like a ........ with that ugly hair cut i wont put my thaught's there is now way i can write something that isnt really offensive and everybody will wine about it didn't even finish the first chapter im soooo pist off
Rachel Heller United States, 13:06 Sep 25 2014.
I loved the premiere. This is the best show. This is going to be a great season.
lauren madden United Kingdom, 04:55 Sep 25 2014.
I love it it is one of the best programmes

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