It's no secret that "The Big Bang Theory" is having a fantastic year in the ratings. The show is ranked third in all of television in viewers, and second on the broadcast networks in adults 18-49.
The latest DVR ratings, though, highlight something pretty amazing: "The Big Bang Theory" could very well have the most-watched season of a half-hour comedy since "Friends" went off the air in 2004.
First-run episodes of the CBS show are averaging 20.3 million viewers this season in Nielsen's Live +7 ratings, along with a 7.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. For the season as a whole (including repeats), "Bbt" clocks in at 19.05 million viewers and 6.5 in the 18-49 demo.
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It trails only "NCIS" (21.2 million) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.9 million) in viewers, and it's second to "Snf" (8.0) among the under-50 crowd. It doesn't gain quite as much in the Live +7 ratings as ABC's »
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