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"The Big Bang Theory" Tops Thursday in Viewers and Key Demos

CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 9. Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2013/05/10/the-big-bang-theory-tops-thursday-in-viewers-and-key-demos-793204/20130510cbs01/

TV ratings: 'Scandal' surges to series high Thursday, 'The Office' rises ahead of finale

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 9, 2013ABC's "Scandal" recorded its best ratings ever with its next-to-last episode of the season, topping every other drama on the air Thursday in adults 18-49. "The Office" also saw a ratings bump a week before its series finale, growing by half a point in the 18-49 demographic.Also Thursday, "The Big Bang Theory" was even with last week's fast nationals and again claimed the title of the night's most-watched show. The season finales of "Two and a Half Men," "Glee" and "Community" were all up over last week. "American Idol" rose a little too.CBS drew 12.1 million viewers and a 7.5 rating/12 share in households for the night, winning the viewer race by a pretty comfortable margin over FOX (8.6 million, 5.5/9). ABC (7.3 million, 4.8/8) came in third. NBC took fourth with 3.3 million viewers and a 2.1/3. The CW finished with 1.7 million viewers and a 1.1/2.CBS... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-scandal-surges-to-series-high-thursday-the-office-rises-ahead-of-finale.html

Top Moments: Scandal's Shocking Reveal and John Krasinski "Will Make Love to You"

Our top moments of the week: 13. Best Honesty, Part I: When Zoe Saldana stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! , she isn't afraid to reveal why she's talking more slowly than usual — because she's really hungover! Saldana explains that she drank eight or nine glasses of wine with her Star Trek cast after the film's Mexico premiere and ate huevos rancheros at 4:30 a.m. before (almost) vomiting at the airport. "I don't know what time it is right now," she says. "Literally, I don't." Um, it is... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Moments-Scandal-Reveal-John-Krasinski-Lip-Sync-1065305.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'The Big Bang Theory' preview: 5 things to know about 'The Love Spell Potential'

When "The Love Spell Potential" airs on Thursday (May 9), it will prove to be a pivotal episode for "Big Bang Theory" fans. As the penultimate episode of the show's sixth season, the half-hour finds the whole cast (minus Koothrappali) playing a game of Dungeons & Dragons together, leading to a remarkable shift in Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy's (Mayim Bialik) relationship.It's a can't-miss episode for fans. Here are five reasons why:1. As Dungeon Master, Wolowoitz (and his portrayer, Simon Helberg) deliver expert impressions of Nicholas Cage, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken -- much to the delight of Sheldon. 2. The girls wind up playing with their guys after a trip to Vegas is aborted when Amy breaks a TSA agent's nose during a putdown at the airport, finding herself places on the no-fly list. Hoping to alleviate her embarrassment, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) tells her, "Oh, it's not so bad. You lost money, you're filled... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/the-big-bang-theory-preview-5-things-to-know-about-the-love-spell-potential.html

The Big Bang Theory Q&A: Simon Helberg on Fatherhood, Dungeons, Dragons and More!

It’s been a busy year for Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory . After his trip to space, he returned to his beloved Bernadette but had to deal with some not-so-happy memories of the past concerning his long-absent father. For Simon Helberg, he’s enjoyed the journey this past season of both the comedy and the heavier story points and only hopes for more moving forward. Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/05/the-big-bang-theory-qanda-simon-helberg-on-fatherhood-dungeons-d/

The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Episode 23 “The Love Spell Potential”

The Big Bang Theory "The Love Spell Potential" Season 6 Episode 23 airs Thursday, May 9 2013 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Episode 23 "The Love Spell Potential" – When the girls’ trip to Vegas falls through, the guys invite them to play Dungeons & Dragons, causing Sheldon and Amy’s relationship to take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Koothrappali and Lucy go on a very awkward date, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 9 (8:00 – 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. READ MORE...

'The Big Bang Theory' Delivers its Biggest Live + 3 Day Lift Ever in Viewers and Adults 18-49

Television's #1 Comedy Gains +4.16 Million Viewers and +1.9 Ratings Points in A18-49. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/XpC_KVZRjRI/

TV ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' rebounds and leads Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 2, 2013Several network shows bounced back from a down week last Thursday with better performances. "The Big Bang Theory" once again led the way, rising in both viewers and adults 18-49. "Grey's Anatomy" also improved for ABC, and an hour-long "Office" and the "Parks and Recreation" finale helped NBC tick up as well.The news wasn't all good. "American Idol" dropped to an all-time low among adults 18-49, and "Scandal" slipped a little for ABC. CBS' "Person of Interest" and "Elementary" were off a little in viewers but steady in the 18-49 demographic.CBS led the night with just over 12 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households. FOX (8.1 million, 5.1/8) held off ABC (6.75 million, 4.6/7) for second place. NBC finished a pretty distant fourth with 2.9 million viewers and a 1.8/3. The CW (1.7 million, 1.1/2) trailed.Thanks to "Big Bang," CBS also led the adults 18-49... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-the-big-bang-theory-rebounds-and-leads-thursday.html

'The Big Bang Theory': Bob Newhart says guest stint 'was like a rock concert'

Bob Newhart knew if he was going to do television comedy again, he wanted to do it with a bang.The veteran of several series -- including his long-running "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Newhart" -- found his wishes met by "The Big Bang Theory," so he guests on the CBS sitcom Thursday (May 2). The famously low-key humor icon plays "Professor Proton," a veteran TV personality recruited by fans Sheldon and Leonard (Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki) for a personal appearance.Though he also has turned up on such shows as "NCIS"and "Desperate Housewives," Newhart confirms to Zap2it that "comedically, I haven't really been doing that much. First of all, I have a thing against laugh tracks; I can't do a show with that. It's sterile to me. It's not part of the genre the way I grew up with it."It started with 'I Love Lucy,' then 'The Honeymooners,' then 'All in the Family' and 'The Mary Tyler... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/the-big-bang-theory-bob-newhart-says-guest-stint-was-like-a-rock-concert.html

The Big Bang Theory Boss Reveals Real-Life Connection to Bob Newhart Storyline

On Thursday, The Big Bang Theory will welcome Bob Newhart to its ranks in a role inspired by showrunner Steve Molaro's real life. The comedy legend will play Professor Proton, the former host of a children's television show, a la Bill Nye the Science Guy , that both Sheldon ( Jim Parsons ) and Leonard ( Johnny Galecki ) grew up watching. When Sheldon discovers Professor Proton can be hired out to work private functions, the duo jump at the chance to meet their childhood hero — a feeling Molaro knows firsthand... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Big-Bang-Theory-Bob-Newhart-Steve-Molaro-1064824.aspx?rss=breakingnews