Young Sheldon is top comedy premiere in four years Posted September 26, 2017

Young Sheldon is top comedy premiere in four years

Last night's debut of the new The Big Bang Theory spin-off, Young Sheldon, was the most-watched comedy premiere in six years, since 2 Broke Girls in 2011, and was the highest-rated premiere since 2013's The Crazy Ones.

Young Sheldon, which followed the eleventh season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, retained a resounding 97.5% of Big Bang's audience. Young Sheldon had 17.21 million viewers and a 3.8/16 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic to finish in its time period. Young Sheldon was the night's second most-watched and highest-rated program behind The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon will return November 2 when The Big Bang Theory moves back to Thursday nights.

The Big Bang Theory's eleventh season premiere delivered its best ratings since the December 2015 episode "The Opening Night Excitation". Last night's season opener, "The Proposal Proposal", was watched by 17.65 million people and had a 4.1/16 rating in the 18-49 for a clear first-place finish in its time slot and for the night as a whole. Compared to the tenth season premiere, The Big Bang Theory was up 1.83m viewers and three tenths in the demo.

More about the episode

'The Proposal Proposal' - Season 11, Episode 1
Aired September 25, 2017 at 8/7c on CBS.

Amy's answer to Sheldon's proposal is overshadowed by his need to be the center of attention. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette get some unexpected news.

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