/// CBS ‘Bangs Up’ Thursday Nights, NBC’s Slide Continues
CBS’ Thursday night comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory topped the 6.0 mark for the third time this season, running roughshod over its 8 p.m. competition. Per Nielsen fast national data, The Big Bang Theory drew 18.9 million viewers and a 6.1 in the 18-49 demo, up 13 percent from last week’s 5.4 rating. Season-to-date, only two other programs have reached the 6.0 threshold—NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Fox’s American Idol . TBBT also rang up sixes in January, averaging a 6.1 in the demo on the third and a 6.4 the following week. American Idol notched a 6.0 with its Jan. 16 season premiere, but the two-hour Wednesday night show has since dropped to a 4.6 in the dollar demo.
CBS ‘Bangs Up’ Thursday Nights, NBC’s Slide Continues