The Big Bang Theory

The 7:30 p.m. timeslot has a new winner: the strip premiere of Canada’s #1 comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY got off to an explosive start as a nightly average of nearly 900,000 viewers clocked in last week to see how it all began.

CTV’s debut of THE BIG BANG THEORY strip, which began last Tuesday with the Season 1 pilot episode, won its timeslot for the week with all three key adult demos. THE BIG BANG THEORY delivered 90% more viewers than JEOPARDY (CBC/ABC, 245,000) among A25-54 and 83% among A18-49 (CBC/ABC, 229,000). The series has increased CTV’s performance in the timeslot by 190% for A25-54 and 209% for A18-49 compared to the summer average.

In a world first, THE BIG BANG THEORY is available to Canadians one full year ahead of American syndication. The strip airs following ETALK, Monday-Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. on CTV. THE BIG BANG THEORY debuts on The Comedy Network Monday, September 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET with a week of stunting, starting with “The Best of Sheldon”.

Season 4 of the smash-hit comedy premieres Thursday, September 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The comedy anchors CTV’s new powerhouse Thursday night line-up, which begins with CSI at 7 p.m. ET and continues with the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA results show at 8:30 p.m. ET, GREY’S ANATOMY at 9 p.m. ET and sophomore hit THE MENTALIST at 10 p.m. ET.

In the Season 4 premiere, “The Robotic Manipulation” (Thursday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CTV), guest starring Mayim Bialik (BLOSSOM), Penny finds herself along for the ride on Sheldon’s first date ever and Wolowitz finds a new use for a robotic arm.

New episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY will be made available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

8:00pm – Thursday, September 2 on CTV

When Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) comment about Wolowitz’s (Simon Helberg) love life sends him into a depressed stupor, his friends lose their most important team-mate in an upcoming fighting robot competition.

8:30pm – Monday, August 30 on CTV

A betrayal threatens to destroy the guys’ friendship with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard’s (Johnny Galecki) chances with Penny (Kaley Cuoco).

The 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS becomes the most-watched EMMYs broadcast in 15 years as 2.674 million viewers tuned in to watch the star-studded spectacle on CTV.

The most-watched program of the week, the 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS live broadcast is up 18% over last year’s broadcast (2.05 million), and up 60% with viewers 18-34. Peaking with 3.045 million viewers at 9:01 p.m. ET, more than 8.6 million Canadians tuned into some or all of the broadcast.

As the best of the small screen were honoured, viewers saw Jim Parsons of CTV’s ratings winner THE BIG BANG THEORY take home his first EMMY award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

For more coverage of the 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS tune in to tonight’s ETALK at 7 p.m. ET on CTV for interviews from ETALK’s position on the red carpet and its exclusive backstage one-on-one room where host Tanya Kim interviews many of the night’s top winners including Jim Parsons, Kyra Sedgwick, Claire Danes, and Jane Lynch. ETALK Special Reporter Jessi Cruickshank is at the HBO after-party with all the stars.

Modern Family, Mad Men and Glee were the big winners at the recent 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards, each taking out a handful of categories.

New comedy Modern Family claimed the Outstanding Comedy Series title over the likes of 30 Rock, Glee and The Office as well as taking home the Outstanding Writing category for its pilot episode.

Actor Eric Stonestreet won Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role in the show as Cameron Tucker ahead of fellow cast member Ty Burrell.

Drama series Mad Men took out the Outstanding Drama category as well as the writing equivalent.

The night was kind to Glee cast members with Jane Lynch claiming the Outstanding Supporting Actress title and Neil Patrick Harris taking home the Outstanding Guest Actor trophy.

Showrunner Ryan Murphy also claimed the Outstanding director Emmy for his role in bringing Glee to the screen.

The big male acting Emmy’s went to Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston for Drama and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons for Comedy. While on the female side, The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick claimed Drama and Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco took out Comedy.

Source: Digital Spy

 

Nerd alert! Canada’s #1 comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY gravitates to Thursday nights for its side-splitting fourth season beginning September 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

The comedy anchors CTV’s new powerhouse Thursday night line-up, which begins with CSI at 7 p.m. ET and continues with the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA results show at 8:30 p.m. ET, GREY’S ANATOMY at 9 p.m. ET and sophomore hit THE MENTALIST at 10 p.m. ET.

New episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY will also be made available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

In a world first, Canadians can tune in to more of TV’s hottest comedy this fall when CTV debuts THE BIG BANG THEORY strip, one full year ahead of American syndication. The strip airs following ETALK, Monday-Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET beginning Monday, September 13. THE BIG BANG THEORY debuts on The Comedy Network Monday, September 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

CTV marks the new THE BIG BANG THEORY Thursday night time-slot with a special five-episode marathon from 7:30 – 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 16. The marathon includes the last five episodes of Season 3.

Last season, THE BIG BANG THEORY’s ratings increased by a whopping 150%, attracting an average of 2.17 million viewers and capturing a series high of nearly three million viewers (2.92 million) for one episode.

“THE BIG BANG THEORY move to CTV’s Thursday night schedule adds even more strength to an already unbeatable line-up of smash-hit television,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “We know viewers can’t get enough of this show, so we’re also delivering laughs to Canadians every weeknight with the world’s first all-access pass to THE BIG BANG THEORY.”

In THE BIG BANG THEORY Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Emmy® award-nominee Jim Parsons) are brilliant physicists, the kind of “beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. THE BIG BANG THEORY also stars Kaley Cuoco as Penny, Simon Helberg as Howard and Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh.

In the debut of THE BIG BANG THEORY strip (Monday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV), CTV goes back to the series’ very first episode, when Leonard and Sheldon meet their new neighbour, gorgeous, waitress Penny. Leonard is excited, but Sheldon is less enthusiastic and thinks his friend is only chasing a dream he’ll never catch….

CTV ended the long weekend with a bang when more than two million viewers watched the network Monday in prime-time on a competitive night.

At 9 and 9:30 p.m. the season finales of TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY were the Top 2 series of the night, delivering 2.36 million and 2.33 million viewers, respectively.

The comedy hour delivered another strong audience for the season finale of CSI: MIAMI at 10 p.m. with another 2.3 million viewers on CTV.

The TWO AND A HALF MEN and THE BIG BANG THEORY season finales are available now on demand at CTV.ca.

Earlier at 8 p.m., the first part of the two-night finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS delivered 2 million viewers against the series finale of 24 (Global/FOX, 1.37 million).

Season finales continue on CTV tonight with the two-hour blockbuster climax of AMERICAN IDOL at 8 p.m. ET followed CSI: NEW YORK at 10 p.m. ET.

9:30pm – Monday, May 24 on CTV

Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) set up an online dating profile for Sheldon (Jim Parsons). Mayim Bialik (BLOSSOM) guests stars as Sheldon’s perfect match.

Canada’s #1 comedy series THE BIG BANG THEORY delivered its second largest audience ever last night on CTV with 2.7 million viewers, winning the night over the season finale of HOUSE (Global/FOX, 2.5 million).

One of this season’s biggest success stories, THE BIG BANG THEORY was also the most-watched program Monday in Canada with both A18-49 and A25-54 and delivered 639,000 total viewers in Toronto alone.

Meanwhile, CASTLE reached a new series high on CTV with 1.6 million viewers watching last night’s season finale. Showing growth since its CTV debut two weeks ago, CASTLE won the 10 p.m. timeslot over  NCIS: LA (Global, 1.037 million) in total viewers and with the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos.

9:30pm – Monday, May 17 on CTV

Leonard (Johnny Galecki) tells Penny (Kaley Cuoco) about how he met Sheldon (Jim Parsons) for the first time…and what happened to the elevator is finally revealed.