823 'The Maternal Combustion' Ratings Posted May 1, 2015

823 'The Maternal Combustion' Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory dominated its time period to finish as Thursday night's top-rated broadcast, despite tougher cable competition from the NFL Draft.

This week's episode, "The Maternal Combustion" which featured guest stars Laurie Metcalf and Christine Baranski, was watched by 13.85 million people, down by 780,000 from the 14.63m audience last week. In the adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory had a 3.4/13 rating, down just two tenths from last week's episode. In recent years, the show's demo rating has taken a larger hit on the night of the NFL Draft.

The Big Bang Theory was first in its time period and the night overall in all key ratings measurements.

More about the episode

'The Maternal Combustion' - Season 8, Episode 23
Airs April 30, 2015 at 8/7c on CBS.

When Sheldon and Leonard receive an award for the paper they co-wrote together, their mothers pay a visit to Pasadena. Sparks fly between Mary Cooper and Beverly Hofstadter when they can't see eye to eye on religion or psychiatry. Meanwhile, Bernadette has had enough of feeling like a mother to three teenage boys, so Howard, Stuart and Raj are ordered to clean the kitchen.

Comments (4)

L. Todd United States, 10:08 May 9 2015.
I LOVE how they've matched up the characters! They all have great chemistry and are perfect for each other (with the exception of Raj and Emily; the jury's still out on them). I also love the girls and guys' groups. They are all so different but complement each other perfectly as friends, and when they all get together as well. I'm hoping Penny and Leonard get married as planned and that Sheldon and Amy do, too. They need to find a match for Raj that fits the group now. I'm all FOR them living happily ever after. This is a comedy, not a drama. You're supposed to feel good after watching it. I think they put in enough drama to make it interesting and realistic. I LOVE this show!
P. D. Farrow United States, 20:56 May 7 2015.
I really don't like how they've matched up all these characters. I really prefer the old episodes. It's really not realistic or funny. Not everyone couples up and gets married and lives happily ever after. I'm probably not going to be watching after this season.
Jishnu Anil India, 02:49 May 2 2015.
I wanna see an episode where they all dine together , like in the old days.
bp United States, 20:30 May 1 2015.
Episode suggestion. . By a accident.. Penny hits her head and she temporarily becomes smarter than Sheldon. Might make for a interesting concept.

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