Like you really needed to be reminded, but The Big Bang Theory is popular. How popular you ask? Well the new episode that debuted in the first week of February drew more viewers than the Super Bowl pre-game show and the Super Bowl post-game show.
Just over 4.4 million people tuned into “The Meemaw Materialization,” the February 4th episode of The Big Bang Theory, while the Super Bowl pre-game show attracted 4,092,000, and the post-game show drew 3,798,000.
Of course The Big Bang Theory was no match for the Super Bowl itself. According to Numeris’ final numbers, the big matchup drew 7,372,000 on CTV, but the fact that the Super Bowl couldn’t even double the audience of the country’s favourite scripted TV program is something.
In the U.S., the Super Bowl can easily draw five times the audience of the top scripted show. Yes, I suppose you have to factor in that the NFL would have more drawing power in the U.S. because all the teams are American, but still that’s something.
Elsewhere, The X-Files and Lucifer are still pretty strong on Monday night. The X-Files‘ February 1st episode got mighty close to an audience of 2.6 million, while Lucifer is still managing to impress with 2,169,000 for its episode that aired on the same night.
Murdoch Mysteries is getting very close to becoming a top-10 show, too. Despite going up against one of the biggest shows on TV right now (The X-Files), it’s managing to bring in an audience of 1.5 million. That was enough to be the 11th most-watched show of the week.
Murdoch Mysteries isn’t the only CanCon show doing alright now. Saving Hope and Rick Mercer Report are representin’ on the Numeris Top Programs chart with 1,315,000 and 970,000, respectively, too.
Anyway, there’s much more in the land of TV ratings to see. Check out the Numeris Top Programs chart at the source link below to see the numbers for Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Global’s Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials special and more.
(Featured Image : Promotional image for The Big Bang Theory via Bell Media)