Episode 5.23 Ratings Posted May 4, 2012

Episode 5.23 Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory, the penultimate episode of the current season, finished first in the ratings for its time slot and was the night's number #1 program in the key demographics.

"The Launch Acceleration" was watched by 13.63 million people, adding 980,000 people from last week, and scored an 8.3/14 rating in households. The show was up 6% in households and 8% in total viewers. When compared to American Idol in the shared half-hour, The Big Bang Theory finished first in total viewers and households.

In the important 18-49 demo, The Big Bang Theory scored a dominant 4.6/15 rating, up by 12% from 4.1/13 last week. The show scored a 5.8/17 among adults 25-54 and a 3.2/12 rating among adults 18-34, up 5% and 19% respectively. These were the show's best ratings since the March 29, 2012 episode. The Big Bang Theory was the night's top-rated program in adults 18-49, 25-54 and adults 18-34.

More about the episode

The Launch Acceleration
Season 5, Episode 23 - Aired May 3, 2012

Howard and Bernadette's wedding plans are put in jeopardy when NASA change his mission plans. Meanwhile, Penny is thrown for a loop by a comment Leonard makes in the bedroom.

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