The Big Bang Theory was Monday's top-rated show, posting the biggest number of overall viewers in the series' history.
Big Bang was watched by 14.7 million viewers, and dominated the competition in the adults-18-to-49 demographic. The show got a boost from a strong lead-in from Two and Half Men (15.2 million viewers), the night's most-watched show.
CBS' comedies benefited from holiday programming on other networks, as How I Met Your Mother (9.1 million viewers) and Accidentally on Purpose (8.3 million viewers) defeated ABC's Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (8.4 million viewers) and Fox's Carrie Underwood Christmas special (8.1 million viewers over two hours)...
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Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica and National Public Radio's Ira Flatow have cameos in tonight's episode, in which Sheldon is humiliated on NPR and then promises vengeance on his nemesis Kripke. Sackhoff appears as — and, no, this isn't a joke — Wolowitz's new love interest.
Read on for previews of Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black, Jon & Kate Plus 8, Find My Family and Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2.5.