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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... //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... //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... //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... //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... //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. //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... //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... //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... //www.tvguide.com/News/Big-Bang-Theory-Bob-Newhart-Steve-Molaro-1064824.aspx?rss=breakingnews