"Big Bang Theory": Four years of improving television ratings. This what a major topic of conversation for the "Big Bang Theory" cast at Paleyfest this week. On March 14, Lalate reported that most of the cast is "shocked" that the show's ratings have gone from almost dead last to a beautiful second place spot over the past four years.
"You’re kind of forced to watch the show now. We’re shoving it down people’s throats, and then they’re learning that they love that," joked Simon Helberg, who plays "astronaut" Howard Wolowitz. However, Helberg is right in many ways. People wanted to see what the show was all about so many tuned in -- and (for most) they loved it.
"Big Bang Theory" has four years under its belt and you can imagine how thankful the cast is. One would think that a super geeky show with scientists as its lead characters wouldn't be successful -- and maybe four years ago that was a concern. But now, Chuck Lorre's vision shines very bright on CBS.
The show makes people of all ages laugh week in and week out. Every one has a favorite (who is yours?) and the jokes don't require too much thinking on the viewers' end. The show is refreshing and thousands look forward to watching each and every Thursday night -- and if for some reason the show isn't on, there's always reruns on TBS!
Congratulations "Big Bang Theory" on four years of great television.
© Effie Orfanides 2013