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Big News For 'Big Bang Theory' Star Simon Helberg

The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg is to be a first-time father. The 31 year old and his actress/writer wife Jocelyn Towne have announced they are expecting in the spring. The couple wed in 2... http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2012/01/28/big_news_for_big_bang_theory_star_simo

'Big Bang Theory' Is Now Bigger Than 'American Idol'

Is "The Big Bang Theory" now more popular than "American Idol?" After Thursday night, it sure looks like it. In the half-hour from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the CBS comedy "Big Bang," which just edged Fox’s "Idol" last week, easily topped it this Thursday among 18- to 49-year-old viewers, the standard Fox has always used for success. "Big Bang" reached a 5.4 rating for the half-hour vs. a 4.8 for "Idol" – a ratings number "Idol" surely did not expect to fall to this season. This despite recent efforts  to return to tried and true material , like highlighting some hilariously deluded performers and zeroing in on arguments among the judges. Read More... http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/big-bang-theory-is-now-bigger-than-american-idol/

TV ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' tops 'Idol' head-to-head, but FOX wins Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012"The Big Bang Theory" scored a second straight ratings win against "American Idol" on Thursday, leading the one-time juggernaut by better than half a point among adults 18-49 and by about 500,000 viewers in the half-hour they competed head-to-head*.(*The half-hour breakdown, not reflected in the numbers below, is as follows: From 8 to 8:30 p.m., "Big Bang" drew 16 million viewers and a 5.4 in adults 18-49 to 15.5 million and 4.8 for "Idol.")Thanks to a surge in its second half, though, "Idol" still ended up as the night's most-watched show and tied "Big Bang" in the demo. The lead-in (and reruns on ABC and CBS) also helped "The Finder" score its best ratings so far. FOX averaged 12.75 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share among households in primetime, beating out the 11.3 million and 7.0/11 for CBS. There was a big drop from there to third-place... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/tv-ratings-the-big-bang-theory-tops-idol-head-to-head-but-fox-wins-thursday.html

The Big Bang Theory Sneak Peeks: Are Leonard and Penny Back On?

The Big Bang Theory is coming off of its 100th episode last week and it looks like Leonard and Penny are going to give the dating thing a try again. In tonight's all new episode of The Big Bang Theory , Leonard and Penny are contemplating exactly how to take the next step coming out of the decision they made last week.  Penny suggests that if they try dating again, maybe they should take things a bit slow.  Leonard counters with a suggestion that they try "beta testing", or a "trial run". Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/sUsXM6UsPWU/119771

'The Big Bang Theory': Are Leonard and Penny Made for Each Other?

  Leonard and Penny 2.0 officially kick off Thursday when CBS'  The Big Bang Theory  picks up on the heels of its risky 100th episode that saw the pair reunite -- but is the couple made for each other?  After envisioning -- and over-thinking -- what could happen should he ask her on a date and, despite the horrible outcomes, Leonard ( Johnny Galecki ) took the big step anyway at the end of the 100th episode and went for it. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/g1AlYsRnIrQ/big-bang-theory-leonard-penny-284192

The Big Bang Theory “The Beta Test Initiation” Season 5 Episode 14

The Big Bang Theory  "The Beta Test Initiation" Season 5 Episode 14 airs Thursday January 26 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network . Episode Synopsis:  Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) experiment with dating, while Raj develops a peculiar relationship with his phone’s virtual assistant , on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 26 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2012/01/26/the-big-bang-theory-the-beta-test-initiation-season-5-episode-14/  

TV Ratings: CBS tops FOX, despite a strong 'Idol' showing

Fast national ratings for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012"American Idol" is back in action, but FOX may be less than pleased with its reliable ratings grabber which, although solid, is decidedly down from last year. Could we possibly have reached the reality singing competition saturation point? On Thursday, "Idol" won its timeslot, but CBS edged out FOX overall with its now locked in Thursday evening blend of sitcoms and procedural drama.CBS won the night with 14 million viewers and a healthy 8.5 rating/13 share in households. FOX was close behind with 12 million (7.2/11), followed by ABC (7 million, 4.6/7), NBC (4.2 million, 2.6/4) and The CW (2.1 million, 1.5/2).In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX managed a win with a 3.9, though CBS was close behind at 3.5. ABC followed with 2.5, NBC with 1.7 and The CW with a 0.9.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/tv-ratings-cbs-tops-fox-despite-a-strong-idol-showing.html

'Big Bang Theory': What just happened?

Chuck Lorre seems to have a thing with deus ex machina. He used it with "Two and a Half Men" earlier in the season. And as they say, "If it ain't broke, use the same embarrassing plot device again." Lorre did just that on Thursday's (Jan. 19) episode of "The Big Bang Theory."[Spoiler Alert?]It seems like just yesterday Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) first met on the nerd comedy. But in reality, it's been 99 episodes. So for the 100th, producers went back to revisit the on again/off again relationship between the two. Well, sort of.Leonard insistently asks Penny out on a date. And, whether she knows what she's getting into or not, she agrees. This turns into a pleasant dinner periodically interrupted by Leonard saying ridiculous things like, "So what do you think? Are we going to get back together?" The evening quickly devolves into bickering and, ultimately, make up sex. This... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/01/big-bang-theory-what-just-happened.html

The Big Bang Theory's 100th Episode: Will Leonard and Penny Get Back Together?

To mark its 100th episode, The Big Bang Theory is trying a first — and it has Kaley Cuoco slightly nervous. "The episode is a little different from what we've done. It plays a misguided trick on the audience until the end, so people might be confused, but it's very well done," she tells TVGuide.com. "I hope people like it! The audience ... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Big-Bang-Theory-100th-Cuoco-1042015.aspx?rss=breakingnews

New Photos: The Big Bang Theory “The Beta Test Initiation”

The Big Bang Theory  "The Beta Test Initiation" Season 5 Episode 14 airs Thursday January 26 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) experiment with dating, while Raj develops a peculiar relationship with his phone’s virtual assistant, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 26 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2012/01/19/new-photos-the-big-bang-theory-the-beta-test-initiation/  
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