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The Big Bang Theory finale scores biggest audience in five years Posted May 17, 2019

The Big Bang Theory finale scores biggest audience in five years

The hour-long series finale of The Big Bang Theory delivered the show's biggest audience in over five years.

The final episode was watched by 18.52 million people, the show's biggest audience since January 30, 2014. The Big Bang Theory was the most-watched program of the entire night.

The Big Bang Theory had a dominant 3.2 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, its best performance in the demo since October 2, 2017. The Big Bang Theory was the highest-rated program of the night.

The second season finale of Young Sheldon, which followed The Big Bang Theory at 9/8c, was watched by 13.72 million people and scored a 2.1 rating in the demo, its best performance of the season. Young Sheldon was the second most-watched and highest-rated program of the night.

The behind-the-scenes retrospective, "Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell", had 11.76 million viewers and scored a 1.7 rating in the demo. The special was the #1 program in its time period.

The Big Bang Theory is the first sitcom since Seinfeld to finish its final season as the top-rated scripted program on TV.

More about the episode

The Stockholm Syndrome
Season 12, Episode 24 - Aired May 16, 2019

Bernadette and Wolowitz leave their kids for the first time; Penny and Leonard try to keep a secret; Sheldon and Amy stick together; and Koothrappali makes a new friend, as the gang travels together into an uncharted future, on the series finale of The Big Bang Theory.

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