You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Chuck Lorre Hits Superfecta as Four Shows Make Week’s Top 20

Having four shows on the air at the same time is an accomplishment in itself, but prolific writer-producer Chuck Lorre managed to top that feat last week.

His quartet of CBS comedies ranked among the top 20 primetime programs in adults 18-49 for the Jan. 27-Feb. 2 frame — believed to be the first time a showrunner has pulled this off since the advent of Nielsen electronic ratings measurement in 1991.

The Big Bang Theory,” broadcast television’s No. 1 entertainment series for the season in key demos, ranked fifth for the week in 18-49 (5.2 rating/16 share) — behind only Fox’s four telecasts on Super Bowl Sunday. “Big Bang” was far and away the No. 1 regularly scheduled series in the demo, with CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” placing second (3.8/11).

Mike & Molly” (2.6 rating/7 share) ranked 11th, and its lead-out on Monday, rookie “Mom,” placed 15th (2.4/6). And at No. 18, in its 11th season, was Thursday’s “Two and a Half Men” (2.0/5).

The four shows, each of which hails from Warner Bros. Television, also made the top 20 in total viewers, led by “Big Bang” (19.05 million).

More TV

  • Star Trek Discovery Young Sheldon

    Poll: What's the Best New Broadcast TV Show of the Fall So Far?

    Having four shows on the air at the same time is an accomplishment in itself, but prolific writer-producer Chuck Lorre managed to top that feat last week. His quartet of CBS comedies ranked among the top 20 primetime programs in adults 18-49 for the Jan. 27-Feb. 2 frame — believed to be the first time […]

  • Saturday Night Live Hallelujah

    'Saturday Night Live' Adds Three Featured Players

    Having four shows on the air at the same time is an accomplishment in itself, but prolific writer-producer Chuck Lorre managed to top that feat last week. His quartet of CBS comedies ranked among the top 20 primetime programs in adults 18-49 for the Jan. 27-Feb. 2 frame — believed to be the first time […]

  • ESPN

    ESPN Reorganizes Content Team

    Having four shows on the air at the same time is an accomplishment in itself, but prolific writer-producer Chuck Lorre managed to top that feat last week. His quartet of CBS comedies ranked among the top 20 primetime programs in adults 18-49 for the Jan. 27-Feb. 2 frame — believed to be the first time […]

  • Fox News' Sean Hannity Tops MSNBC's

    Fox News' Sean Hannity Tops MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in First 9 p.m. Matchup

    Having four shows on the air at the same time is an accomplishment in itself, but prolific writer-producer Chuck Lorre managed to top that feat last week. His quartet of CBS comedies ranked among the top 20 primetime programs in adults 18-49 for the Jan. 27-Feb. 2 frame — believed to be the first time […]

  • JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT -

    TV Ratings: Kimmel Opens Season With Demo Win Over Fallon, Colbert

    Having four shows on the air at the same time is an accomplishment in itself, but prolific writer-producer Chuck Lorre managed to top that feat last week. His quartet of CBS comedies ranked among the top 20 primetime programs in adults 18-49 for the Jan. 27-Feb. 2 frame — believed to be the first time […]

More From Our Brands