Episode 4.01 Ratings Posted September 24, 2010

Episode 4.01 Ratings

The ratings for the season 4 premiere and the first original episode to air on Thursdays are now out. The show looks to have been a big success on Thursday.

The Big Bang Theory was watched by 13.95m people, up by around 1 million on last season's premiere. The show set a 4.8/15 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, also up from the third season opener. The show finished first in its slot in all key metrics.

The ratings are impressive considering last season the show had Two and a Half Men, the most popular sitcom in the United States, as a lead-in. This season airs without a lead-in and at a lesser watched time period, one which hasn't seen a sitcom from CBS for 45 years.

More about the episode

The Robotic Manipulation
Season 4, Episode 1 - Aired September 23, 2010

When Penny urges Sheldon to go on his first date, she finds herself dragged along to watch. Meanwhile, Howard finds himself in an uncomfortable position when he discovers a new use for a robotic arm.

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