UPDATED with quick nationals: A median of 18 million folks watched the 279th and closing episode of history-making hit CBS comedy The Massive Bang Principle Thursday evening. The finale scored a three.1 score in the important thing 18-49 demographic group in its two-hour finale.
The three.1 is up a modest 7% from the year-ago finale: a 2.9 on Could 10, 2018. It’s the present’s excessive in that metric since January 11 (three.1). The final time Massive Bang topped a three.1 was its closing season starter on Monday, September 25, 2018, which logged a four.1 score.
In total viewers, Massive Bang’s two-part sign-off averaged 17.994 million viewers based on quick nationwide stats. That’s the present’s greatest since its ninth season premiere on Monday September 21, 2015, when it attracted a mean of 18.203M.
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Within the inevitable Sequence Finale Rankings Horserace, The Massive Bang Principle outlapped CBS’s Two and a Half Males wrap-up which clocked 13.15 million viewers on February 19, 2015, airing on a Thursday at 9 PM. Males, nevertheless, edged out Massive Bang within the demo, with a three.2 score.
However Massive Bang was no match for All people Loves Raymond‘s 11.2 demo score and 32.9M viewers in its so-long, in a special broadcast TV period, approach again in Could of 2005 – one yr after NBC’s Pals lastly signed off to a crowd of 65.9 million in Could of ’04.
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Earlier: The Massive Bang Principle had evening within the metered markets; the two-part collection wrapper clocked a 12.2/22 on this very early metric for Thursday primetime, leaping from penultimate week’s eight.9/16.
On this preliminary derby, along with leaping 37% over final week’s eight.9, the finale gained 17% versus the 10.four for the present’s year-ago season finale.
It’s additionally up 7% versus the sturdy proposal-cliffhanger on Monday, September 25 of 2017, (12.2 vs. 11.four), which had opened the present’s 2017-18 season resolving a proposal cliffhanger. Massive Bang had opened this closing season with a MM eight.four family score.
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For fast comparability sake, right here’s a metered market observe of the newest 5 originals:
FYI, that early stat on the penultimate episode of Could 9 wound up translating to a 1.9 demo score and 12.25 million viewers in quick nationals, topping final week’s Thursday evening in all measures and profitable its half-hour by 1.25 million viewers over its mixed Massive four competitors. In its second-to-last week, Massive Bang additionally had inched up a tenth within the demo in contrast with the earlier week’s early numbers.