Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Thursday Night: More People Watched “Big Bang Theory” Than All the Shows on NBC Combined


Last night: more people watched CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” than all the shows on NBC combined. “BBT” had 18.59 million people tuned in from 8 to 8:30pm on CBS.

Over on NBC, the Peacock Network’s feathers drooped as the entire line up didn’t garner a commensurate audience. The numbers were 2.98 million for “Parks and Recreation”; 2.69 for another “Parks and Recreation”; 2.97 for “Sean Saves the World”; 2.80 for “Michael J. Fox’ and 3.1 for “Parenthood.”

The NBC total came to 15.01. That’s considerably lower than the “BBT” total. Basically almost no one is watching NBC on Thursdays. It’s hard to say if there’s anything that can be salvaged. “Parks and Recreation” is over. I hope they get to film a finale. No one cares about “Sean.” And “Michael J. Fox” — it needs a complete overhaul. “Parenthood” is the “Sisters” of this generation. No one knows it’s on.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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