Episode 5.19 Ratings Posted March 9, 2012

Episode 5.19 Ratings

Yesterday's episode of The Big Bang Theory beat American Idol in the key demographics and is likely to rank as the night's #1 program among adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34.

"The Weekend Vortex" was watched by 15.22 million people, down by over a million from the last original episode, and scored a 9.3/15 rating in households. The Big Bang Theory finished second, behind American Idol, in total viewers and households.

In the important demographics, The Big Bang Theory ranked ahead of the hour-long American Idol broadcast for the second time. Big Bang scored a 6.4/17 rating in the adults 25-54 demo, a 3.6/13 rating in the 18-34 demo and a 5.1/15 rating in the 18-49 demo. If the ratings hold, The Big Bang Theory was the night's highest-rated program in adults 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34.

A special rebroadcast of The Big Bang Theory at 8:30 finished second, behind American Idol, in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. The rerun was watched by 12.87 million people and scored a 4.0/11 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

More about the episode

The Weekend Vortex
Season 5, Episode 19 - Aired March 8, 2012

Sheldon leaves Amy in the lurch when he decides to play video games with the guys instead of going with her to her aunt's birthday party.

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