In the age of Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services, it’s surprising to find out just how popular one current TV series is – Big Bang Theory. Nevertheless, CBS’ hit show – an old-fashioned multi-camera comedy about four nerdy men and the three women who put up with them – is not only TV’s number one show, but also the highest-rated sitcom since Friends.
So what are Big Bang Theory’s audience demographics and what do they tell us about the television consumer market today? Statistics from 2015 by tvbythenumbers provide a little insight.
It was a Thursday 8pm time slot for the popular family series, and rose to the top sport in viewers fast, with 14.5 million. Holding the broad age range of 18-49 year old viewers.
Backing up this broad age range is backed up by IMDB’s ratings demographics for the show. The chart below shows that females are higher among the raters for this show on IMBD and the age ranges broadly from 18 years – 45+ years.
So from these stats we’re able to summarize that Big Bang Theory has a wide range of age demographics within its audience base, while maintaining on average a higher female audience base.