‘Big Bang Theory’ Gets Shout Out In Nobel Prize Announcement

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Life imitated art Tuesday when “The Big Bang Theory” — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history. The announcement of the winners of this year’s Nobel in physics began with a nod to an unlikely cultural reference: the […]

‘Big Bang Theory’ Exits With Emotional Episode

The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, “The Change Constant” and “The Stockholm Syndrome,” in an hour-long finale Thursday evening. The series exited the TV airwaves with the most episodes for a multi-camera series ever with 279 episodes.

End Of ‘Big Bang’ Stirs Debate Over Future Of Comedies

As the enduringly popular series prepares to bow out Thursday with an hour-long finale, the question is raised anew: Will viewers, awash in such creatively bold and sophisticated players as Atlanta and Veep, accept another traditional sitcom? Discounting the resurrection of Will & Grace and Roseanne-turned The Connors, can the old-school formula score the new hits it needs to survive?

Hugs, Tears Mark Final ‘Big Bang’ Taping

The Big Bang Theory episode taped Tuesday will air as the last half of a two-part finale on May 16. Also airing that night is Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell, with stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco hosting a behind-the-scenes look back at the show.

CBS Wants $1.5M For Ads In ‘Big Bang’ Finale

 CBS hopes to get a bigger bang out of the very last episode of The Big Bang Theory. The network is seeking between $1.2 million and $1.5 million for a 30-second ad in the finale of the veteran series, according to two people familiar with negotiations between CBS and its advertisers.

‘Big Bang Theory’ Gets Date For Hour-Long Series Finale

Studio Immortalizes ‘Big Bang’ As Series Nears End

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Champagne briefly replaced scripts Thursday for a ceremony renaming the nondescript Stage 25 on the sprawling Warner Bros. production lot after the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” Still television’s most popular comedy, the show will exit the airwaves and the studio it has called home for 12 years this spring. Actors […]

CBS Eyeing Second Big Bang Spinoff?

‘Big Bang’ Ending Because Parsons Ready To Leave

‘The Big Bang Theory’ To End In 2019

The Emmy-nominated series will debut its 12th and final season on Sept. 24 on CBS. It’s the longest-running multi-camera comedy series in TV history.

CBS Renews Four More Shows

Mom with Anna Faris and Allison Janney is getting a sixth season, while Big Bang, Young Sheldon and freshman drama SWAT also receive good news from the network

‘Big Bang Theory’ Adds Jerry O’Connell

OVERNIGHTS

‘Big Bang Theory’ Rebounds From Series Low

Airing at 8 p.m., the hit CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory drew a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.3 million viewers. That is up approximately 12% from the 2.5 it drew last week. It was also the top-rated and most-watched scripted show of the night.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Big Bang Theory’ Leads On A Slow Monday

Airing at 8 p.m. on CBS, Big Bang Theory drew a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.8 million total viewers, approximately even with its performance last week. The next highest-rated program of the night was The Voice on NBC, which drew a 2.2 and 9.9 million viewers, down slightly in the demo from its Monday airing last week.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Big Bang,’ ‘Good Doctor’ Top Scripted Shows

The Big Bang Theory, airing at 8 p.m. on CBS, averaged a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers, even with its performance last week. The Good Doctor, airing at 10 on ABC, pulled in a 2.1 and 10.9 million viewers, also even with last week’s performance. On the unscripted side, The Voice averaged a 2.3 and 10.1 million viewers on NBC.

Chuck Lorre: End In Sight For ‘Big Bang’

The end of the road for CBS’s The Big Bang Theory is coming into closer focus. The nerdy series ranks as TV’s most watched comedy among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and was renewed in March for its 11th and 12th seasons (48 episodes in total). “We never really figured to be at year 11, let alone what’s going to happen after 12. One could easily presume that would be the end of the series, but I’m just amazed we’re here,” co-creator Chuck Lorre said Tuesday.

‘Big Bang’ Names New Showrunner For Season 11

‘Big Bang’s Rauch, Bialik Score Hefty Raises

‘Big Bang Theory’ Gets 2-Season, 48-Ep Rewal

After months of high-stakes negotiations, The Big Bang Theory has secured a two-season, 48-episode renewal at CBS, the network announced today. The pact ensures that TV’s No. 1 comedy — currently in its 10th season — will stick around through Season 12.

‘Big Bang Theory’ Gets Sheldon Spinoff

CBS said Monday that Young Sheldon will air this coming season. The comedy is set during the childhood of Jim Parsons’ character on the original series. The precocious 9-year-old Sheldon is living with his family in Texas and attending high school.

Bialik, Rauch Seek ‘Big Bang’ Contract Parity

‘Big Bang Theory’ Tops Week In DVR Viewing

The Feb. 2 episode of Big Bang posted a 4.8 rating among viewers 18-49 with seven-day DVR playback added in, according to Nielsen, up 1.7 points from its original 3.1 live-plus-same-day DVR rating.

‘Big Bang Theory’ Nears Two-Season Renewal

‘Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff Series In The Works

A Big Bang Theory spinoff series based around a young Sheldon Cooper is in the early stages of development, Jim Parsons, who plays the idiosyncratic genius on the megahit CBS sitcom, is signed on to executive produce along with executive producers Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro, with Molaro writing the script.

New Deal For ‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Looms

By any measure, The Big Bang Theory is one of TV’s most valuable shows. But it is not immune to the law of diminishing returns, and that simple fact of business physics will sway the upcoming contract negotiations for the show’s stars as the Big Bang stakeholders look to next season and beyond. Contracts for the program’s key cast members are up after this season, the show’s 10th on CBS.

‘Big Bang’ Surges Among DVR Viewers

There are many shows these days that would be comfortable with a 2.0 rating among viewers 18-49 and around 5 million total viewers. For CBS’s hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, that’s just an average week in seven-day DVR viewership.

Poet’s Heirs Sue ‘Big Bang Theory’ Producers

NEW YORK (AP) — The heirs to a New Hampshire teacher who wrote a poem about a “soft kitty” eight decades ago said in a lawsuit Monday that TV’s “The Big Bang Theory” is violating their copyrights. Edith Newlin’s daughters sued CBS and other media-related companies over the copyright to a song the lawsuit says […]

Bob Newhart To Return To ‘The Big Bang Theory’

‘Big Bang Theory’ Production To Resume

Warner Bros. TV has confirmed that the sitcom will resume production now that contract negotiations for Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have been completed. “Production on season eight of The Big Bang Theory will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, with contract negotiations now having been concluded,” Warners said. The deals with Helberg and Nayyar bring an end to the behind-the-scenes contract drama that enveloped the nation’s top-rated sitcom.

‘Big Bang’ Stars Close Big New Deals

CBS’s The Big Bang Theory is a big step closer to making the new Aug. 6 production start date for Season 8 — stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have agreed to new three-year contracts.

Contract Talks Delay ‘Big Bang’ Production

There is no agreement yet in the contract negotiations between the original cast of The Big Bang Theory and Warner Bros TV, leading to the studio’s decision to push the production start date for Season 8, originally slated for today.

Warner Bros. Readies ‘Big Bang’ Cast Offers

For long-running series, time is usually not on the side of the cast when they have to negotiate new deals because ratings inevitably erode as shows get older. But that will not be the case with CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, which, in Season 7, is still at its peak.

OVERNIGHTS

ABC Wins, Halloween Scares Ratings Down

TV viewing levels were down dramatically as children were trick-or-treating through the neighborhood. ABC came in first averaging a 2.6, led by Scandal at 10 p.m., which finished as the top show of the night. An hour earlier, Gray’s Anatomy drew a 2.6, down 7% from last week. The end of the MLB season hurt Fox, which ran a special recap of The X-Factor contestants, scoring a 0.7. CBS, which came in second, ran a rerun of The Big Bang Theory. The Millers and The Crazy Ones dropped to a 2.0 and 1.9, respectively.

CBS Gets Biggest Ad Bucks For ‘Bang’: $326K

The No. 1 comedy commands a staggering $326,260 per 30-second spot, topping the likes of NBC’s The Voice ($264,575 for the higher-rated Wednesday night show), ABC’s Modern Family ($257,435) and Fox’s The Simpsons ($256,963).

Bob Newhart Returning To ‘Big Bang Theory’

‘Big Bang’ Celebrates Success At PaleyFest

When the cast of The Big Bang Theory first appeared at PaleyFest in 2009, their sitcom wasn’t even among the top-40 rated shows in the United States. Last week’s first-run Big Bang episode topped the list in viewers most coveted by advertisers, those ages 18-49; and it was the second most-watched show overall (behind NCIS) with more than 20 million viewers. What made Bang so much bigger? Credit syndication.

November Sweeps: Winners And Losers

NBC easily won the November sweeps among adults 18-49, its first such victory in nine years. But the MVP of sweeps was on a different network. CBS’s The Big Bang Theory was one of the few programs to post a series high during the month, and it continues to power the network’s Thursday lineup, which is fighting with Fox for No. 1 on the night.

Jim Parsons Comes Out As Gay

TBS Doubling Down To Boost ‘Conan’

TBS’s pricey Conan O’Brien experiment is flopping—and is about to get even more expensive.In the nine months since Conan‘s debut, TBS has canceled its only other late-night show, George Lopez’s Lopez Tonight, and viewership of Conan has tumbled, by about 60% since its high-profile debut last fall. Despite O’Brien’s shrinking audience, TBS is doubling down on the red-haired comedian, paying for costly lead-in programming in an attempt to protect its investment.