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01.27.2012

UPDATED RATINGS: BIG BANG THEORY HITS ALL-TIME BEST THURS A18-49 AND A18-34 RATINGS; MATCHES LARGEST THURSDAY AUDIENCE

Updated Thursday ratings:  THE BIG BANG THEORY was adjusted upward in viewers and key demos. In adults 18-49, BBT gained +0.1 to its best-ever Thursday 5.5 rating.   In adults 18-34, BBT was also adjusted up +0.1 to a Thursday high of 4.1. Last night's 16.13 million viewers matches its largest-ever Thursday audience, while its 7.0 in adults 25-54 matches its highest Thursday rating in that demo.

"The Big Bang Theory" Tops "American Idol" in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week in Common Half-Hour

"The Big Bang Theory" Also Beats "Idol" in Viewers and Adults 18-34

"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 live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Jan. 26.

        THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in households (9.7/15), viewers (16.13m), adults 25-54 (7.0/18), adults 18-49 (5.5/16) and adults 18-34 (4.1/13).  THE BIG BANG THEORY posted Thursday-high adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 ratings, matched Thursday-best viewer and adults 25-54 ratings.  

        In the common 8:00-8:30 half-hour, THE BIG BANG THEORY topped "American Idol" in viewers (16.13m vs. 15.56m, +4%), adults 18-49 (5.5/16 vs. 4.9/14, +12%), adults 25-54 (7.0/18 vs. 6.0/15, +17%) and adults 18-34 (4.1/13 vs. 3.4/11, +18%).

        ROB was second in households (6.8/10), viewers (11.50m), 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 +90,000 viewers (from 11.41m). 

 

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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