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Ratings: Sheldon and Amy’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ Wedding Toasts to Double Digit Growth

CBS sitcom’s Season 11 finale lands largest audience since January

You can always count on a wedding episode. Last night’s “Big Bang Theory” Season 11 finale, in which Mark Hamill officiated the wedding between Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik), soared double digits above the prior Thursday’s already impressive Nielsen numbers.

The hit sitcom’s 2.8 rating/14 share among adults 18-49 was 17 percent better than last week’s eventual 2.4, and this half-hour’s 15 million total viewers represent the show’s largest audience since January 11.

So yeah, CBS won the night is what we’re saying.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. After the “BBT” nuptials, the “Young Sheldon” Season 1 finale at 8:30 p.m. earned a 2.1/10 and 12.2 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 posted a 1.5/7 and 9.1 million viewers. A second episode, the Anna Faris-Allison Janney show’s Season 5 finale, dipped to a 1.3/5 and 7.9 million viewers at 9:30. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 got a 0.9/4 and 5.6 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and third in viewers with 4.6 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 put up a 1.8/8 and 7.3 million viewers. “Station 19” at 9 had a 0.9/4 and 4.5 million viewers. At 10, “Quantico” settled for a 0.5/2 and 2.1 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 4.8 million. Following a rerun, the two-hour “Chicago Fire” season finale starting a 9 landed a 1.0/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.3 million. “Gotham” at 8 got a 0.7/3 and 2.2 million viewers. “Showtime at the Apollo” at 9 received a 0.6/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.6 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

For CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 1.9 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers. The CW’s primetime was preempted in New York City for the Yankees-Red Sox game.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 950,000.