CBS’ Young Sheldon preview was Monday’s (very) big freshman on campus, delivering 16.6 million total viewers and a 3.7 demo rating — retaining nearly all of its Big Bang Theory lead-in to mark the most-watched comedy launch since 2 Broke Girls (in September 2011) and the highest rated since The Crazy Ones (September 2013).
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After an episode of it’s parent series, The Bang Theory spinoff averaged a daunting 3.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 16.6 million viewers. That’s incredible retention for the new series. Its lead-in, returning for its 11th season, averaged a 3.9 rating in the key demo and 17 million viewers.
The Young Sheldon currently ranks as the most-watched comedy premiere since 2 Broke Girls (2011) and the highest-rated since The Crazy Ones (2013). It also boasts the best retention of any of the many, many comedies to launch out of The Big Bang Theory. Plenty of hopes have been pinned to project. Largely considered the fall season’s surest shot at new hit, it will now have the entire month of October to grow its multiplatform reach and, if CBS is lucky, court the long-term affections of its parent series’ numbered fans.
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It’s a great start for Young Sheldon, which is already an early contender for Season 2 renewal in the months ahead. Stay tuned for the very latest Young Sheldon Season 2 cancel/renew status…