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'The Troll Manifestation' - Season 8, Episode 14
Airs Thursday, February 5 at 8/7c on CBS.

After Leonard and Sheldon co-publish a physics paper, they must defend themselves against criticism from an online bully. Also, girls' night finds Penny, Amy and Bernadette confronting embarrassing moments from their past.

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814 'The Troll Manifestation' Press Release 6 hours ago

814 'The Troll Manifestation' Press Release

CBS has put out the press release for next week's new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Troll Manifestation".

“The Troll Manifestation” – After Leonard and Sheldon co-publish a physics paper, they must defend themselves against criticism from an online bully. Also, girls’ night finds Penny, Amy and Bernadette confronting embarrassing moments from their past, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Feb. 5 (8:00-8:31, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

There is a new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Anxiety Optimization", tonight at 8/7c on CBS. After the new episode on February 5, a rerun of "The Septum Deviation" will air on February 12. The Big Bang Theory will be back with another new episode on February 19.

813 'The Anxiety Optimization' Pictures 2 days ago

Photos from tomorrow's new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Anxiety Optimization", have been added to our gallery. In the episode, Sheldon worries that his comfortable lifestyle is holding him back from achieving scientific greatness, so he asks his friends to make him miserable and anxious in a bid to up his game. Meanwhile, Howard creates an embarassing game about Raj.

Check out thumbnails of the pictures below and head over to our gallery to view all the pictures from the episode.







View more pictures in The Anxiety Optimization album

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 18) 3 days ago

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 18)

It's time for another weekly ratings roundup from Rick K. on our The Big Bang Theory forums. The ratings update collects the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including network ratings for Season 8 and the show's ratings in syndication each week. Head over to our forums to read the full roundup for the seventeenth week of the season.

This week's roundup includes a look at the Live+7 ratings over the New Year period, the weekly rankings for week seventeen, the syndication ratings for week sixteen, and the ratings for last week's rerun.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: ratings, Season 8.

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 17) January 20 2015

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 17)

It's time for this week's ratings roundup from Rick K. on our The Big Bang Theory forums. The ratings update collects the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including network ratings for Season 8 and the show's ratings in syndication each week. Head over to our forums to read the full roundup for the seventeenth week of the season.

This week's roundup includes a look at the show's Christmas rerun Live+7 ratings, the overnight ratings for last week's special Monday night rerun, the weekly rankings for week sixteen - which included the new episode "The Space Probe Disintegration", the syndication ratings for week fifteen, and the overnight ratings for last week's rerun.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: ratings, Season 8.

813 'The Anxiety Optimization' Press Release January 16 2015

813 'The Anxiety Optimization' Press Release

CBS has issued the press release for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Anxiety Optimization", which airs Thursday, January 29. Laura Spencer reprises her role as Emily, Raj's girlfriend.

The Anxiety Optimization – In the hopes of achieving a scientific breakthrough, Sheldon invites his friends to challenge him. Meanwhile, Wolowitz invents an embarrassing game about Raj, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 29 (8:00-8:31, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

A rerun of "The Expedition Approximation" will air next Thursday, January 23, before the show returns the following Thursday.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Episode: Anxiety Optimization. Tags: Season 8.

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 16) January 12 2015

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 16)

It's time for another ratings roundup from Rick K. on our The Big Bang Theory forums. The weekly ratings update collects the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including network ratings for Season 8 and the show's ratings in syndication. Head over to our forums to read the full roundup for the sixteenth week of the season.

This week's roundup includes a look at the show's November sweeps ratings, the Live+7 ratings for week thirteen of the season, the weekly rankings for week fifteen, syndication ratings, and the ratings for last week's new episode, "The Space Probe Disintegration".

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: ratings, Season 8.

812 'The Space Probe Disintegration' Ratings January 9 2015

812 'The Space Probe Disintegration' Ratings

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory delivered the show's best ratings since its season premiere on Monday, September 22, to finish a dominant first in the ratings for Thursday night.

"The Space Probe Disintegration" was watched by 18.11 million people, adding 2.62m people from the last original episode on December 11. This was The Big Bang Theory's best performance in viewers since the eighth season premiere. In the adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.6/15 rating, up seven tenths from the previous episode's 3.9/13.

The Big Bang Theory was the most-watched and highest-rated show on Thursday night with a 6.88m viewer lead on its nearest competitor, FOX's American Idol.

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 15) January 8 2015

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 15)

Here is the first ratings roundup of 2015 from Rick K. on our The Big Bang Theory forums. The weekly ratings update collects the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including network ratings for Season 8 and the show's ratings in syndication. Head over to our forums to read the full roundup for the fifteenth week of the season.

This week's roundup includes the Live+7 ratings for week twelve of the season, syndication ratings for the thirteenth week, and the ratings for last week's rerun.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: ratings.

TBBT & Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting win People's Choice awards January 8 2015

TBBT & Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting win People's Choice awards

The Big Bang Theory and its star Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting won three awards at the 2015 People's Choice Awards yesterday in Los Angeles.

The Big Bang Theory took home the Favorite Network TV Comedy award for the third consecutive year. This was the show's sixth consecutive nomination and marks the show's fourth win, having won the award in 2010, 2013, 2014 and now 2015. The show was the first recipient of the new Favorite TV Show award which brought together sitcoms and dramas from both network and cable in one category.

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting won the Favorite Comedic TV Actress for the second year in a row. When the actress forgot to thank her husband Ryan Sweeting during her speech, her co-star Johnny Galecki later thanked him on her behalf, saying "Ryan, you are my heart, and I can't imagine what I'd be without you.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: awards.

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 14) December 31 2014

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 14)

It's time for the final ratings roundup of 2014 from Rick K. on our The Big Bang Theory forums. The weekly update collects the various ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including network ratings for the eighth season and the show's ratings in syndication. Head over to our forums to read the full roundup for the fourteenth week of the season.

This week's roundup includes the ratings for last week's reruns, the weekly rankings for the thirteenth week of the season, syndication ratings for week twelve, and the Live+7 ratings for the eleventh week of the season.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: ratings, Season 8.

812 'The Space Probe Disintegration' Press Release December 22 2014

812 'The Space Probe Disintegration' Press Release

CBS has put out the press release for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Space Probe Disintegration". The show returns from its Winter break with this new episode on Thursday, January 8.

The Space Probe Disintegration – Wolowitz tries to distract Raj, who is anxiously awaiting data from a space probe he helped launch. Meanwhile, Sheldon and Leonard go dress shopping with Penny and Amy, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 8 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

There's a special rerun of The Big Bang Theory tonight at 8/7c on CBS with "The Hook-Up Reverberation" airing. This Thursday, Christmas day, a festive rerun of "The Cooper Extraction" airs in the show's usual 8/7c slot, and there's a rerun of the Shamy favorite "The Locomotive Manipulation" next Thursday, New Year's Day.

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 13) December 22 2014

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 13)

It's time for this week's ratings roundup from Rick K. on our The Big Bang Theory forums. The post gathers together the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including the network ratings for the eighth season and the show's ratings in syndication. Head over to our forums to read the full roundup for the thirteenth week of the season.

This week's roundup includes the ratings for last week's rerun, the weekly rankings for the twelfth week of the season, syndication ratings for week eleven, and the Live+7 ratings for the tenth week of the season. The update also looks at the ratings for the Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas special, which Jim Parsons lent his voice to.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: ratings, Season 8.

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 12) December 15 2014

Weekly Ratings Roundup (Week 12)

It's time for the latest ratings roundup from Rick K. on our The Big Bang Theory forums. The weekly post collects the different ratings for The Big Bang Theory, including the network ratings for the eighth season and the show's ratings in syndication. Head over to our forums to read the full roundup for the twelfth week of the season.

This week's roundup includes the ratings for last week's Christmas episode, "The Clean Room Infiltration", syndication ratings for week ten, weekly rankings for the eleventh week of the season, and the Live+7 ratings for the ninth week of the season. There's also a look at how The Big Bang Theory's ratings this season compare to its past performance.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: ratings.

811 'The Clean Room Infiltration Ratings' December 12 2014

811 'The Clean Room Infiltration Ratings'

Yesterday's The Big Bang Theory was the most-watched and highest-rated program of the night. With ABC running The Taste in place Grey's Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory had more viewers than the four competing programs combined.

This week's episode, "The Clean Room Infiltration", had 15.49 million people, up from the previous episode's 14.61m audience. The Big Bang Theory scored a 3.9/13 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, down from 4.0/13 on November 20 and falling below the 4 point level for the first time this season. The Big Bang Theory was first in its time period and the night overall in all key ratings.

The Big Bang Theory receives 2 SAG nominations December 10 2014

The Big Bang Theory receives 2 SAG nominations

The Big Bang Theory and its cast were nominated for two awards at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The show's cast was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series category, while star Jim Parsons was also recognized in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series category.

The Big Bang Theory's cast is up against the casts of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, Orange Is The New Black and Veep. The other contenders for the Male Actor in a Comedy award are Modern Family's Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet, Louie's Louis C.K. and Shameless star William H. Macy.

The SAG Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, January 25 in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS.

Category: The Big Bang Theory. Tags: awards.

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