‘Big Bang Theory’ Breaks Two Records With First Episode of 2013

CBS’ hilarious sitcom “Big Bang Theory” lived up to its name by topping two records with its first episode of 2013.

Not only did the show–which depicts the lives of 4 genius males and their single girl friend–bring in 19.25 million viewers, it beat its own best in the adults aged 18-49 demographic, THR reports.

While there isn’t much competition for the comedy that airs every Thursday, this has been a stellar season for the cast. “Big Bang Theory” previously set a record with 17.63 million total viewers for its recent Nov. 15 episode.

Its 8:30 follow-up “Two and a Half Men”was also up, climbing 12 percent, grabbing 15.4 million total viewers while “Person of Interest” at 9 jumped 17 percent and drew 16.1 million total viewers.

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