Last September, The Big Bang Theory showcased surprisingly impressive statistics in the ratings by increasing the target audience for about 12%. However, in fact, the fans don’t need to panic about the future of the sitcom since CBS opted to renew it for two additional seasons back in 2017. As a result, The Big Bang Theory is returning for Season 12 this year.
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But the CBS spokesmen have yet to say any words about the exact release date for a next round. Generally speaking, we don’t need to be a prodigy to define the period for the upcoming premiere since all the previous seasons kicked off in the fall. As a result, we’re inclined to believe that The Big Bang Theory will be returning for Season 12 on CBS in September 2018.
So, this is only a matter of time when the broadcaster is going to announce the official release date for a next season. In any case, we’ll have to wait for the official confirmation from CBS. But how strong the odds of The Big Bang Theory for another round on CBS? Whether there will be a thirteenth season of the show? Let’s take a look at some essential figures in an attempt to predict the future of the series.
As we have mentioned above, the current season was a success for the sitcom. The season premiere has garnered 17.653 million viewers with a 4.09 key demo (8.78% versus S11). The next episodes have illustrated excellent results as well. For instance, ep. 12 and ep. 13 have drawn 16.159 and 16.926 million viewers, respectively. Actually, few shows may boast about such impressive figures. But there is one more valuable factor any network takes into account when the leadership is thinking about the renewal or cancellation of a series. Therefore, let’s turn our attention to the response from critics and viewers.
Although reception of this season was a bit ambivalent, the statistics still look favorable. On Rotten Tomatoes, the eleventh installment of The Big Bang Theory holds a score of 7.3/10 and an 80% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the current round of the sitcom at 3.6/5/71%. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, the figures were a bit controversial, 5.3/10. At the same time, on IMDb, The Big Bang Theory keeps the steady rating of 8.3/10 ~ 600,000 votes.
Summing up, The Big Bang Theory is a kind of series which may last for endless numbers of seasons on CBS. As long as the ratings are steady, CBS would be renewing the show for more and more seasons. Who would refuse seventeen million viewers per episode? Some cable networks are happy when gathering about half a million viewers per episodes. So, as a fan of The Big Bang Theory, you may breathe a sigh of relief since the show would likely last for at least four more seasons. We were right or wrong, we’ll see. Everything depends on you, the viewers, as usual.
The Big Bang Theory Summary
We doubt that there is at least someone who never heard about The Big Bang Theory. But for those viewers who didn’t have a chance watching this show, we’d suggest reading a brief overview below.
The story focuses on two roommates, Leonard and Sheldon. Both are physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology. Despite the fact that each of them is able to explain you any physical process happening in the universe, the guys feel themselves awkward while communicating with other people, especially, when it comes to a relationship with the opposite sex. Luckily, a charming girl, Penny, moves in next door. She is an aspiring actress who, however, is forced to work as a waitress. But it seems that Penny is capable of demonstrating the guys the outer world around them.