There’s been a lot of talk over the past several months regarding whether or not Season 10 of The Big Bang Theory will be the last season. The good news? The show is still soaring above other shows’ in the ratings. The bad news? Ratings for the Season 10 premiere of The Big Bang Theory were way down compared to previous seasons. Could this mean trouble for the Big Bang Theory’s future? We hope not!

Reports this week indicate that Monday night’s episode of The Big Bang Theory was down a whopping 23% in the 18-49 ratings compared to the Season 9 premiere. Some of this may have to do with the fact that the Season 10 opener didn’t have quite the drama that season nine did when it ended. After all, season nine did have some cliffhangers involving Sheldon and Amy’s breakup and Leonard and Penny fighting on what was supposed to be the best night of their lives.

According to CinemaBlend:

“In total viewership, the numbers weren’t quite as bad. The Season 10 premiere did drop a bit from the Season 9 premiere, but only by 15% in total viewers. Despite the drops, The Big Bang Theory still managed to do better than the season premieres of Gotham, The Voice and the series premiere of The Good Place. Although there was a 15% drop, 15.4 million total viewers still turned in.

The Big Bang Theory cast has mostly been open about wanting to return should the network decide to go forward. Surpringsly, Kunal Nayyar has been a bit hesitant. Although the numbers have begun to drop, 15.4 million total viewers is still a number that most shows would envy. It should be noted The Big Bang Theory is expensive to produce and any potential renewal would have to involve new contracts being worked out so that CBS and the production company were still making a hefty profit on the sitcom. Otherwise, in the network corporation’s eyes, what’s the point?”

My Thoughts

I’m surprised with the addition of a big star, like Katy Sagal, that the ratings dropped. Well, like CinemaBlend says they still have the ratings that most shows would kill for. So, I don’t think that fans should worry just yet. Besides, there is a lot to clear up from the premiere episode, so I’m sure a lot of people will be tuning in.

For example, Will Walowitz’s invention be taken from him? What will that do to Baby Walowitz’s trust fund? Will Sheldon ever propose to Amy? Or at least move in with her? And the age old question…will Raj ever find the right girl? And these are just the questions I want answered the most! And I can’t wait to see the Walowitz baby! What if Amy and Sheldon had a baby? My inner fangirl is happy with that idea.

Whew. Now that I’m calm. It’s too soon to tell whether or not The Big Bang Theory will be returning for another season. In the meantime, new episodes of The Big Bang Theory air on Monday nights on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

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