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CBS 2017-18 Season Ratings (updated 11/17/17)

Last season, CBS introduced 10 new shows during the regular 2016-17 season. They cancelled half of them and renewed the other five. How will their new programming do in the ratings for the 2017-18 season? Stay tuned.CBS shows this season (so far): 60 Minutes, 9Jkl, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man with a Plan, Me Myself & I, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Seal Team, Superior Donuts, Survivor, Wisdom of the Crowd, and Young Sheldon.There's lots of data that CBS execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing so far.Read More…
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The Big Bang Theory: Season 11 Ratings

Fans don't have to worry whether The Big Bang Theory TV show will be cancelled too soon. Back in March of 2017, CBS renewed it through season 12. The Chuck Lorre - Bill Prady sitcom remains one of the highest-rated network TV shows on network television, even though its numbers have dropped over the years. Still, even the most successful TV shows have a shelf-life. As its price tag increases and the audience drifts away, will The Big Bang Theory be cancelled or renewed beyond seasons 11 and 12? Stay tuned. A CBS scripted comedy, The Big Bang Theory stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar, and Kaley Cuoco. The revolves around a group of brilliant scientists who are still somewhat socially inept, despite their progress over the years. Read More…
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'Swat' Earns Full Season at CBS, '9Jkl' Gets 3 More Episodes

CBS is adding more episodes to two more freshman, though only is getting a full season at the moment.

Three weeks into its run, drama Swat gets the full season. This comes after the drama has given some stability to Thursday's troubled 10 p.m. hour. There, with the network's strongest comedies airing before it, Swat has averaged 10.4 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 with time-shifting.

Swat joins fellow drama Seal Team and The Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon in getting the full-season tap. It's not the only newcomer getting new episodes. Comedy 9Jkl is getting three...
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Fall TV Scorecard: What's Already Been Canceled or Renewed This Season

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The Fall season is synonymous with brand-new TV, and even though quality programming comes out all year long, Fall is still very important, especially to broadcast TV. There are a ton of new shows this season, and as they premiere and either land - or bomb - we also get news on whether the new series are getting picked up for a whole season (or longer). We have the first news on the new shows, plus some updates on your favorite shows that were previously renewed. (Not seeing what you're looking for? Check here.) What's Been Renewed CBS Young Sheldon: The Big Bang Theory's spinoff series has already been picked up for a full season after premiering in late September. ABC The Good Doctor: The brand-new series starring Freddie Highmore has been picked up for a full season. NBC This Is Us: This is technically old news,
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CBS’ Paired ‘The Big Bang Theory’ And ‘Sheldon’ Dominate Flat Thursday

While NBC ruled ratings Thursday with NFL football, CBS dominated non-pigskin programming. The night’s top two entertainment shows, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (2.6 demo rating, 13.2 million total viewers) and Young Sheldon (2.1, 11.7M), experienced slight slippage week to week, and the net’s 10 Pm rookie S.W.A.T. (0.9, 6.22M) has shed another tenth in demo rating. ABC’s Shonda Rhimes winter finales churned up nothing dramatic, ratings-wise anyway, with Grey’s Anatomy (1.8…
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Kaley Cuoco Tries to Find Booze During ‘Big Bang Theory’ Taping (Photo)

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Kaley Cuoco Tries to Find Booze During ‘Big Bang Theory’ Taping (Photo)
Kaley Cuoco could use a cold one while filming “The Big Bang Theory.” The actress, who plays Penny on the hit CBS comedy, posted a photo to Instagram on Thursday of herself getting fooled on set by a beer that wasn’t quite a beer. The image shows Cuoco wearing a big, mischievous smile while holding up an apparent brewski. “New episode tonight @thebigbangtheory__ !” Cuoco captioned the pic. “This is a picture of me drinking the props ! This was also my face before realizing there was only water in this ‘beer’ bottle, cheers!!!!” Also Read: 'Big Bang Theory' Star's New Comedy Series Goes.
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'Big Bang Theory' Sneak Peek: Penny and Leonard Have a Spat -- and Sheldon Crashes the Party! (Exclusive)

'Big Bang Theory' Sneak Peek: Penny and Leonard Have a Spat -- and Sheldon Crashes the Party! (Exclusive)
Sheldon Cooper has the worst timing.

In Et’s exclusive sneak peek from Thursday’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) unintentionally crashes Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) innocent spat about a documentary they watched the night before. (Spoiler: Penny wasn’t a fan!)

When Leonard makes the same joke about the doc, Penny is not amused. “I already pretended to laugh at that joke once, do I have to do it again?” she bemoans, but eventually caters to Leonard’s wishes.

Related: Kaley Cuoco Says Penny and Leonard Might Be Getting the Baby 'Itch' on 'The Big Bang Theory!'

Seconds later, Sheldon interrupts their lovers’ quarrel and asks Leonard to drive him to work, but gets mysteriously coy when he’s asked why he can’t make it to a Tesla coil exhibition with the crew. “I couldn’t tell you even if I wanted to,” Sheldon says.

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2017-18 TV Show Season Ratings (week 8)

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Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? Cancelled or renewed? Wondering how your favorite series are doing in the ratings? Here are the season average ratings of the 2017-18 network TV shows -- through the end of week eight (Sunday, November 12, 2017).ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America's Funniest Home Videos, American Housewife, Black-ish, Dancing with the Stars, Designated Survivor, Fresh Off the Boat, The Gifted, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Lucifer, Marvel's Inhumans, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank, Speechless, Ten Days in the Valley, and The Toy Box.CBS shows this season (so far): 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, 9Jkl, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, Life In Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, The Mayor, Me
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The Big Bang Theory season 11 episode 7 review: The Geology Methodology

Caroline Preece Nov 13, 2017

The Big Bang Theory injects some welcome fresh blood in its latest season 11 episode. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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11.7 The Geology Methodology

Bert’s back! I like Bert, he was one of the better additions of last season, and he really does bring a different energy to the show. That’s as true as ever here, as his kind innocence rubs up against Sheldon’s narcissism and hostility towards ‘lesser’ sciences.

The trouble starts when Bert asks Sheldon for help on a project that would interest the both of them. Sheldon refuses at first because no matter how interesting it is, ‘it’s still geology’, but eventually he decides to participate in secret.
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How the Online Gambling Industry Hurts TV

At first glance, it mightn’t seem as though there’s necessarily much of a connection between online gambling and the television industry, and so it’s difficult to see immediately how one may affect the other. Different media, different audiences, different business models.

However, while big internet gambling firms may not be directly impacting on the business of television production (apart from the fact that they take eyeballs away from the major networks, pay TV, and legal streaming sites like Netflix), it is rather their advertising strategies that are indirectly, yet most significantly, impacting on the world of TV.

This is because large, multi-national online betting companies have taken to paying for pop-up advertising on popular illegal streaming sites, which has significantly contributed to their rapid and widespread proliferation. Very few enterprises can say no when big gambling comes calling, and so internet betting’s presence in the murky
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Kaley Cuoco Posts a Doggone Touching Veterans Day Tribute (Photo)

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Kaley Cuoco Posts a Doggone Touching Veterans Day Tribute (Photo)
Kaley Cuoco really went to the dogs when it came to honoring America’s service members this Veterans Day. “The Big Bang Theory” star Cuoco made sure to include the furrier members of our armed services on Saturday in a Veterans Day tribute, posted to the actress’ Instagram account. The tribute featured an image of a dog with one limb missing and another bandaged up, a medal around its neck. Also Read: Kaley Cuoco Teases a Hairy 'Big Bang Theory' Development (Photo) “Sincere gratitude for all the men, women, and canines who have fought for our country! You are the true heroes,
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Quotes of the Week: Jane the Virgin, Mindy, NCIS: La, Big Bang and More

Need an escape from the deluge of soul-crushing headlines out of Hollywood and the White House? TVLine’s Quotes of the Week is the perfect Sunday afternoon distraction.

This time around, we’ve got a high tolerance for crazy on Jane the Virgin, a genuinely crazy source of inspiration on Project Runway and a reference to Hell’s most notorious occupant on Lucifer.

Also included in this week’s round-up: double doses of The Big Bang Theory, The Flash and NCIS: Los Angeles, and a callback to Katherine Heigl’s time on Grey’s Anatomy.

Check out the attached gallery
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Young Sheldon Season 1 Episode 3 Review – ‘Poker, Faith and Eggs’

Martin Carr reviews the third episode of Young Sheldon

Annie Potts inhabits the mythical Mee Maw of Sheldon’s childhood with style. Introduced as a fun loving, free spirited older woman this grandmother is not to be messed with. Babysitting in the loosest sense while Sheldon, George and Missy are let off the chain to run wild. This Mee Maw is the stuff of legend and everything grandparents should be. Non-judgemental, unflinchingly supportive with a hint of benevolent mischief thrown in for good measure. That is what Potts manages to encapsulate in this compact episode of Sheldon’s Wonder Years.

As noted last week Young Sheldon does not go down the conventional route of conflict resolution, but rather peppers each show with life lessons. Armitage, Zoe Perry and Lance Barber still hold centre stage but the small town nostalgia purposely colours every moment. There are callbacks to Big Bang threads
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Young Sheldon Review: Meemaw Tries (And Fails) To Teach Sheldon To Bluff

Young Sheldon is giving another familiar name in Sheldon’s world a new face. The only person Sheldon loves more in the world besides Amy and his mother is his Meemaw. First played by Academy Award nominated actress June Squibb on The Big Bang Theory, Meemaw is known as the person with a bit of a stronger hand who guided Sheldon. Yet she still had that sweetness about her every time she called her grandson ‘Moonpie’. Meemaw’s younger version is played by Designing Women‘s Annie Potts with equal parts hilarity and wise cracks. She has no nonsense answers for Sheldon, which

Young Sheldon Review: Meemaw Tries (And Fails) To Teach Sheldon To Bluff
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The Big Bang Theory: Leonard and Penny's Most Romantic Moments

Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) are The Big Bang Theory's core couple. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) may have more going on right now, what with engagements and babies and things of that nature, but LenPen is


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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Scores 9-Month High With 300th Episode; ‘Big Bang Theory’ Tops Scripted Thursday

On the night when the NFL Thursday Night Football package shifted over to NBC, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (1.9 demo rating, 8.1 million viewers) celebrated its 300th episode with its biggest overall crowd in nine months, and a 6% week-to-week build-up in the demo. But CBS’s The Big Bang Theory (2.7, 13.58M) and Young Sheldon (2.2, 12.3M) were the night’s most watched shows, and highest rated demo-wise. Those two comedies’ stats could shift when final data arrives, with Bb…
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Ratings: NBC Tops Primetime With ‘Thursday Night Football’ Kickoff Game

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NBC just inherited “Thursday Night Football” from CBS, and the top-rated broadcaster rode last night’s Seattle Seahawks win to a victory of its own. While NBC finished first among adults 18-49 — the group most-coveted by broadcast advertisers — CBS is currently No. 1 among primetime’s total viewers. Due to the nature of live sports, NBC’s Nielsen numbers are subject to significant adjustment when final figures become available. Over on ABC, the 300th episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” did well, but it wasn’t enough to topple the NFL game or CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” Also Read: Ratings: Cma Awards Dominate Wednesday -.
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Young Sheldon Recap: Trip to the ER Foreshadows a Family Tragedy

Young Sheldon Recap: Trip to the ER Foreshadows a Family Tragedy
Annie Potts’ introduction as Meemaw was overshadowed by a trip to the emergency room in this Thursday’s Young Sheldon.

RelatedYoung Sheldon Scores Full-Season Order at CBS

In “Poker, Faith and Eggs,” the Designing Women alum made her series regular debut as Sheldon’s beloved grandmother — but the real story here involved George Sr., who as well established on The Big Bang Theory isn’t long for this world. His mortality cast a shadow over the entire episode, and for good reason: Mary escorted him to the emergency room after he began complaining of chest pain, and what is
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