SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of Thursday’s episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Thursday’s The Big Bang Theory episode, in which Sheldon and Amy finally have sex while most of the rest of the gang are out watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, pulled in record ratings in Live+3.
The episode drew 23 million viewers, according to Nielsen, the comedy’s largest L+3 audience in nearly two years (since January 30, 2014) and the largest 3-day audience of any scripted program this season.
Among adults 18-49, Big Bang added 2.3 (6.4 from 4.1), its best delivery since the season premiere, and +2.7 in adults 25-54 (8.7 from 6.0), its best delivery since February 9, 2015.
With Big Bang as a more-than-solid lead-in on Thursday, Mom added 1.43m viewers (10.38m from 8.95m), its largest L+3 audience since April 23 and was up 0.4 in adults 18-49 (2.2 from 1.8), its best delivery since March 12; and +0.6 in adults 25-54 (3.5 from 2.9), its best delivery since April 30. Life In Pieces added +1.51m viewers (11.78m from 10.27m), +0.6 in adults 18-49 (2.8 from 2.2) and +0.7 in adults 25-54 (4.1 from 3.4), its best in all these measures since its series premiere. 2 Broke Girls +1.57m viewers (8.49m from 6.92m), its largest L+3 audience of the season. Elementary at 10 PM delivered a season best 8.81m, up +2.89m viewers from 5.92m and 2.5 in adults 25-54, up +0.9.