‘The Big Bang Theory’ Finale Soars in Early Ratings

The finale of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” finale on Thursday racked up a huge audience according to preliminary Nielsen estimates. 

The hourlong airing of back to back episodes delivered a 12.2 household rating and 22 share, an impressive live turnout by today’s linear TV viewing standards. It marked a 34% increase in the show’s metered market average for the season.

The “Big Bang” bump boosted “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to a blockbuster 3.8 household rating for the night. Colbert’s featured an extended interview with the cast of “Big Bang.”

More detailed Nielsen ratings will be available later today. 

More to come 

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