“The Big Bang Theory” was the most-watched program Thursday nationally and locally. The oblivious Sheldon (played by Emmy-winner Jim Parsons) pulled in 19 million viewers, according to preliminary ratings released Friday morning.

 

 

 

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With that impressive showing, “Big Bang” bolstered CBS to big victories in total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group. The Big Bang Theory swept its time period, finishing first in households (11.2/17), viewers (18.98m), adults 25-54 (7.7/19), adults 18-49 (6.0/17) and adults 18-34 (4.0/13). The Big Bang Theory posted series highs in households, viewers and adults 25-54 and matched its series high in adults 18-49.

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