Earlier we reported that the Season 7 premiere for The Big Bang Theory set a new ratings record for premiere episodes of The Big Bang Theory. It turns out that the earlier ratings numbers were just a little low.
The ratings for the 8:30 PM broadcast of The Big Bang Theory have now been adjusted upwards from 19.52 million viewers to 20.44 million viewers. With the additional 900K viewers, The Big Bang Theory Season 7 premiere is the highest rated episode of The Big Bang Theory ever.
The previous record number of viewers for an episode of The Big Bang Theory was a Season 6 episode that aired on January 10, 2013 and was watched by 20.0 million viewers. Key demographics were adjusted upward as well for the Season 7 premiere, climbing to 6.1/18 in adults 18-49 and 8.0/20 in adults 25-54.