Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Big Bang Theory saw a whopping 17 million viewers for its two new episodes on Monday night. Analysts project, based on past viewing habits, that this will rise to 25 million by the time delayed-viewing is counted. In the critical 18-to-49-year-old viewer category that advertisers pay a premium to reach, Big Bang had averaged a very large 5.3 and 5.4 for its two episodes.
Gotham averaged 8 million viewers, with a strong 3.2 in the 18-to-49 category. Even more impressive, Gotham saw increased viewership the second half-hour, even though competition from powerhouse Monday Night Football began at 8:30 PM.
Sleepy Hollow, however, failed to keep its lead-in from Gotham. The sophomore show had an average of just 5.5 million viewers, and just a so-so 2.0 rating in the 18-to-49 group. Analysts are unsure if delayed viewing will help it.