‘Young Sheldon’ Series Finale Hits Nearly 9 Million Viewers, Biggest Episode in Four Years

“Young Sheldon” reached nearly 9 million viewers with its finale after seven seasons on CBS Thursday night, marking the series’ biggest episode in four years.

The “Big Bang Theory” spinoff wrapped up with back-to-back episodes. The penultimate episode, “Funeral,” aired at 8 p.m. and averaged 8.8 million viewers before “Memoir” aired directly afterwards and closed the series with 8.95 million viewers — the most-watched program of the night, taking “Young Sheldon” to heights it hasn’t reached since the Season 3 finale hit 10.2 million viewers in April of 2020 and helping CBS to its biggest non-sports Thursday night since the same day. This was also a 28% improvement upon the Season 7 viewership average to date. (All statistics refer to Live + Same Day data from Nielsen.)

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The finale capped off years of ratings successes for the “Big Bang Theory” spinoff, which was the most-watched new comedy when it debuted during the 2017-2018 broadcast season and became the biggest broadcast comedy overall during the 2019-2020 season after “The Big Bang Theory” left the air. It has remained the No. 1 comedy for five seasons in a row.

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