The ratings for last night’s episode, the first to face American Idol, are out. The show performed strongly even with the heated competition from the popular reality contest.
The Big Bang Theory was watched by a typical 13.58m people, down only by 400,000 from the last original episode. The show scored an 8.1/13 rating in households and a 4.2/12 in the key adults 18-49 demographic. The show finished second in all key metrics.
Compared with the last original episode of The Big Bang Theory, “The Bus Pants Utilization” which aired January 6th, the show retained 97% of its viewers and 95% of its adult 18-49 audience. Last night’s episode clocked in around 3% above the season average for original episodes.
This story was originally published on The Big Bang Theory Site.