The new comedy receives an early top-up.
September 27, 2017
Just two days after a strong first showing, CBS has handed out a full-season order to Young Sheldon. The new Big Bang Theory spin-off debuted Monday with a "preview" episode that netted an impressive 3.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with a total of 17.2 million viewers. The show also fared well in retaining 98% of its lead-in audience from the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory.
The comedy follows a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper growing up in East Texas. At a young age, his advanced mathematical and scientific mind isn't necessarily helpful when living in a town where football and church get all the attention. Vulnerable, gifted and naive, Sheldon is embarking on his awkward journey toward the man he will become.
The network has ordered an additional nine episodes to top up the show's freshman season to 22 episodes in total. With Monday's airing being dubbed a "preview", Young Sheldon will now take five weeks off before making its official premiere in its regular time slot on Thursday, November 2.
09/28/17 at 01:09pm
I found the sister to be entertaining, but I'm still on the fence with the rest of the cast and the series.
09/28/17 at 10:22am
They are going to go the Atypical route and finally diagnose Sheldon's disorder this time. Also it is going to be fun to watch all these shows on CBS go from "I wonder how this is" first episode ratings to "NOOOOOO!" second and beyond. Maybe if a different actor played the role (name a role and it needs a different actor, except the dad) then it would be able to handle help the writing a little. I don't think the "I smart, you dumb" jokes work after 3 of them. A whole season of them is going to be hard.
09/28/17 at 09:34am
Did not watch (or watch the show this was spun off from), but I have seen the commercials.
They either saved the really funny scenes for the show (They don't want to give away every joke)
The scenes in the commercials were the funniest jokes they had.
I'm betting the latter is the case.
09/28/17 at 07:34am
im still on the fence about this one.... BUT.. let me hip these people to some game. I set the first episode to record on my DVR. i watched it.. i thought it was ok... I went to set my DVR to RECORD SERIES.. it was nowhere to be found. I figured id set it to record the series and watch a few more episodes and see if i liked it... guess what happened??? i couldnt.. now i see why. 5 weeks!!!?? now.. if it was a GREAT show it would probably roll around in the back of my mind to set it to record... but since it was kind of average... im probably going to forget.. see a commercial for it.. be behind a few episodes.. then say.. meh.. it was alright.. not going to set it to record now.
09/28/17 at 07:30am
I thought it was CUTE !! Glad it has been picked up for a full season, but after taking 5 weeks off before the next episode, I'm afraid that the viewers that liked it, won't be able to find it's new day slot, and will lose interest !!
09/28/17 at 04:58am
Shows where the main focus is a child, I find unwatchable. Given this particular one is about the young version of one of my favorite characters on TV today, I may give it a shot. The Plopster too, is not optimistic though.
09/27/17 at 07:37pm
The first episode was not impressive. I will try to give it a chance, but I am not optimistic.
09/27/17 at 06:33pm
I think CBS is very overconfident hereâ€¦
09/27/17 at 05:10pm
Damn... the first one sucked and this one looks to be worse. How the hell do people watch this crap?
09/27/17 at 03:33pm
(Page 2 of 3) < Previous Next >