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01.27.2012

BIG BANG THEORY TOPS AMERICAN IDOL IN VIEWERS, A18-49, A25-54, A18-34

"Rob" Up in Viewers and Matches Last Week's Adult 18-49 Rating

            THE BIG BANG THEORY topped "American Idol" in adults 18-49 for the second consecutive week in the common half-hour and also placed first in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Jan. 26.

            THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (9.6/15), viewers (15.96m), adults 25-54 (6.8/17), adults 18-49 (5.4/15) and adults 18-34 (4.0/13).  THE BIG BANG THEORY matched Thursday-high adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 ratings and matched second-best Thursday adults 25-54 ratings.  

            In the common 8:00-8:30 half-hour, THE BIG BANG THEORY topped "American Idol" in viewers (15.96m vs. 15.46m, +3%), adults 18-49 (5.4/15 vs. 4.8/14, +13%), adults 25-54 (6.8/17 vs. 5.9/15, +15%) and adults 18-34 (4.0/13 vs. 3.4/11, +18%).

ROB was second in households (6.8/10), viewers (11.58m), adults 25-54 (4.6/11) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09). Compared to last week, ROB was even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and added +170,000 viewers (from 11.41m, +1%). 

            Updated Thursday ratings will be available this afternoon.

 

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                                    Jeremy Murphy       212-975-4577       jeremy.murphy@cbs.com

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Ed Harrison
818-655-1584
ed.harrison@cbs.com

Jeremy Murphy
212-975-4577
jeremy.murphy@cbs.com