Young Sheldon opened CBS’ night with 6.7 million viewers and a 0.6 rating, steady week-to-week; Bull closed things out with 3.5 mil (its smallest audience to date) and a 0.3 rating, ahead of next week’s series finale.
CBS is sweeping the board when it comes to comedy. Thus far this season, so from Sept. 20, 2021, to Jan. 23, 2022, CBS stands head and shoulders above rival broadcast networks with eight of the 10 most-watched comedies, according to Nielsen. Young Sheldon remains the reigning comedy champ. Even the Big Bang Theory spinoff’s reruns are beating other networks’ original comedy episodes. Bazinga!
TBS said Tuesday that it has completed a deal with WarnerMedia sibling Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution to acquire off-network rights to the CBS/Warner Bros Television comedy Young Sheldon, and will now premiere in syndication on the cable network beginning Sept. 27. It joins the lineup at TBS that already includes fellow WBTV-produced shows The Big Bang Theory and Friends.
WarnerMedia sells the CBS series in top Nexstar markets along with stations from Sinclair, CBS, Hearst, Gray, Tegna, Scripps, Cox, Meredith, Graham, Weigel, Allen Media, Sunbeam, News-Press, Londen Media, Griffin, Lockwood, Morris among others. It debuts in fall 2021.
That means the Big Bang Theory prequel series will be on the air until at least 2024. The series debuted in 2017, with its fourth season currently airing. Season 5 will debut during the 2021-22 broadcast television season. This is not the first time the show has picked up a multi-season renewal. Back in 2019, the show was renewed for two seasons.
In a rich deal, indie studio Warner Bros. TV has inked a syndication deal with ViacomCBS for Big Bang spinoff prequel Young Sheldon. Under the multiple-year deal, the 1990s-set single-camera comedy from Chuck Lorre will join ViacomCBS-owned Nick at Nite’s syndication lineup in November.
The series will join its flagship, Big Bang Theory, on the WarnerMedia-backed streamer.
False EAS alerts have typically popped up in commercials as a way of getting jaded viewers’ and listeners’ attention, which makes them challenging to successfully defend. But what happens when the use of the alert tone is not in an ad, like in the case of its inclusion by CBS in an episode of Young Sheldon? The FCC is effectively claiming that CBS falsely yelled “fire” in a crowded theater, which is the well-established exception to First Amendment protections. CBS, on the other hand, is countering that it only yelled “boogeyman,” and that any reasonable viewer isn’t going to panic, because the public knows the difference between real and fictional things.
The commission says the fine for an episode of Young Sheldon reinforces its rule that Emergency Alert System tones must only be used for real emergencies and authorized testing.
CBS has renewed it’s soon-to-be No.1 comedy series Young Sheldon for two additional seasons, beginning with the 2019-20 broadcast season. With the pickup, the network has secured both of Chuck Lorre’s current comedy series slated to go beyond this season for two more years, after a similar two-season pickup forveteran Momearlier this month.
In the hit CBS comedy, Young Sheldon, the main character is a child prodigy, academically gifted in the sciences. In a promo campaign for WBOC’s Dan Satterfield, the station’s chief meteorologist, the spots depict Satterfield as a child resembling young Sheldon.
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
The Big Bang Theory prequel launched Monday on CBS with the most-watched premiere on any network since 2011.
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.