823 'The Maternal Combustion' Ratings Posted May 1, 2015

823 'The Maternal Combustion' Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory dominated its time period to finish as Thursday night's top-rated broadcast, despite tougher cable competition from the NFL Draft.

This week's episode, "The Maternal Combustion" which featured guest stars Laurie Metcalf and Christine Baranski, was watched by 13.85 million people, down by 780,000 from the 14.63m audience last week. In the adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory had a 3.4/13 rating, down just two tenths from last week's episode. In recent years, the show's demo rating has taken a larger hit on the night of the NFL Draft.

The Big Bang Theory was first in its time period and the night overall in all key ratings measurements.

More about the episode

'The Maternal Combustion' - Season 8, Episode 23
Aired April 30, 2015 at 8/7c on CBS.

When Sheldon and Leonard receive an award for the paper they co-wrote together, their mothers pay a visit to Pasadena. Sparks fly between Mary Cooper and Beverly Hofstadter when they can't see eye to eye on religion or psychiatry. Meanwhile, Bernadette has had enough of feeling like a mother to three teenage boys, so Howard, Stuart and Raj are ordered to clean the kitchen.

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