Fifth Season Premiere Ratings Posted September 23, 2011

Fifth Season Premiere Ratings

Last night's double showing of The Big Bang Theory finished first in its time slot by all key ratings indicators.

The fifth season premiere, "The Skank Reflex Analysis", was watched by 14.06 million people and scored a 4.8/15 rating in the important adults 18-49 demographic. This was broadly the same as last year's season premiere.

The second episode of the night, "The Infestation Hypothesis", was watched by 14.65 million people and scored a 5.0/14 in the 18-49 demo. Both episodes of The Big Bang Theory finished first in their time slots, ahead of Fox's new reality show The X Factor.

More about the episode

The Skank Reflex Analysis
Season 5, Episode 1 - Aired September 22, 2011

The group is still reeling from the revelation about Raj and Penny, who worries that she's screwed things up with her friends. Meanwhile, Sheldon takes charge of the paintball team.

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