There are television ratings records that are usually broken by the Super Bowl or other big sporting events, but not often just by a series or two. Well, CBS' smash hit "The Big Bang Theory" looked to prove that "theory" wrong. After a three-week break for the holidays, "The Big bang Theory" returned on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, and brought in a record 19.25 million viewers with a 6.1 rating in viewers 18-49 per Deadline.
Back in November of 2012 is when "The Big Bang Theory" posted their previous record of 17.62 million with a 6.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. While the new rating barely edged out, the new record of viewers smashed the old one.
Six seasons in, and "The Big Bang Theory" is showing no signs of dying or even remotely slowing down.
Those record numbers helped Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, be a huge success. "Two and a Half Men" followed the record numbers of "The Big Bang Theory" and also jumped in ratings. "Two and a Half Men" had a peak of 15.4 million viewers.
Later that night, CBS had great ratings for "Person of Interest" with 16.1 million viewers and finishing up with "Elementary" with 11.4 million. The latter is a new high for the series.
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