Episode 5.13 Ratings Posted January 20, 2012
Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory finished a strong second in the ratings for its time slot and narrowly beat American Idol in the key adults 18-49 demographic.
The 100th episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Recombination Hypothesis", was watched by 15.71 million people, down slightly from last week's recent high of 16.13m viewers. In the ever important adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory was down only a tenth of a rating point from last week with a 5.2/14 rating. The 18-49 rating puts The Big Bang Theory narrowly ahead of Idol, which scored a 5.1 rating in the half hour. The Big Bang Theory finished second in the ratings by total viewers and households and was the night's highest-rated scripted program.
More about the episode
'The Recombination Hypothesis' - Season 5, Episode 13
Aired January 19, 2012 at 8/7c on CBS.
Leonard and Penny might start things up again when Leonard offers Penny a spur of the moment invitation to dinner, on the 100th episode of The Big Bang Theory.
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