The Big Bang Theory has done what few shows on television have done before: It has actually grown in viewership since its first season by more than 10 million viewers — and it keeps getting bigger.
The CBS comedy closed out last season with 18.6 million viewers and a 6.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the No. 1 comedy in both measures, a feat unheard of for a show heading into its seventh season these days. The ratings are only topped by the show's eight Emmy nominations, including Comedy Series, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jim Parsons and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Mayim Bialik.
The Big Bang Theory, arguably the geekiest show that fits right at home at Comic-Con, hit San Diego on Friday for a panel with executive producers Steve Molaro and Bill Prady, as well as a slew of writers from the CBS series. The group, which took fans inside the minds of the writers, was joined by stars Melissa Rauch, who moderated the panel, and Johnny Galecki, who dressed up in Princess Leia's Bounty Hunter disguise to ask the writers a question before joining them up on stage.
Comic-Con is almost upon us, and on Friday, Warner Bros. released its full 2013 lineup for the international convention held each summer in San Diego.
In addition to featuring panels and screenings of such fan favorites as The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, The Following and Supernatural, WB will also showcase some of its most anticipated new series including The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Almost Human.
Who would've thought when The Big Bang Theory began that our favorite nerds would actually all find themselves in relationships?
But as the CBS comedy heads towards its sixth season finale, those relationships will take center stage, as some of the boys take new steps while others hit a road block. To find out which couples might be in trouble, TVGuide.com caught up with the cast of Bang on the PaleyFest red carpet Wednesday. Get the scoop:
The Big Bang Theory has turned into a full-blown supernova. The sitcom, now in its sixth season, has been on a roll this year, posting ratings highs several weeks in a row. On Jan. 10, it crossed the threshold of 20 million viewers for the first time.
"We think it's pretty amazing," says executive producer Steve Molaro, who took over as showrunner this season from Bill Prady, co-creator of the series with Chuck Lorre. "It's an honor to have so many people watching the show." Molaro credits the sitcom's exposure in syndication — particularly on TBS, where Big Bang often tops the cable ratings charts — for boosting the CBS episodes. "Syndication has reached a lot of new people," he says. "I try not to get caught up in the numbers, but it's fun."