On Jan. 6 Vibe reports that the first episode of "Big Bang Theory" broke two records with their first show of 2013. The hilarious sitcom about four genius scientists and their girlfriends broke a personal record in the adult aged 18-49 demographic as well as pulling in 19.25 million viewers for the first show of 2013.
The popular show airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. to which there is very little competition during that time slot for other channels. The last show of 2012, which aired on Nov. 15 brought in 16.73 million views before going on winter hiatus. This huge number of viewership is the highest for any CBS show to date.
The 8:30 p.m. time slot is filled with "Two and a Half Men" currently which, because of the big lead in from "Big Bang Theory" is now also ranking in higher viewership as well. The first show of the year brought in 15.4 million viewers, up by 12 percent since the end of the 2012 year.
Nobody is really sure as to why they are having such great success but it is currently having its best season yet. It seems that people really do love nerds.