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 […]
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.
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?
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 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.
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 […]
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.