Any week that you look at the ratings for network television, there is one thing that is almost surely going to stand out to you: “The Big Bang Theory” is a ratings beast. It is consistently the most-watched show on TV in adults 18-49, and it also routinely now throttles “American Idol,” a show that was once viewed to be pretty unstoppable. As if all of this was not impressive enough, the show has found a way in its sixth season to stay fresh, and actually still gain viewers as time goes by (which is certainly rare for something that is on a major network, as viewers tend to get burnt out over the years).
So how long could this show feasibly last? For the time being, it’s currently unclear; however, Jim Parsons told USA Today in a recent (and extremely thorough) interview that he really sees the show going on until season 10 is in the can:
“I may be wrong. I’m not saying it like a pat on the back. I’m just trying to be logical about it.”
Meanwhile, Kaley Cuoco was also asked about the future of a couple who has found their way on the show in Leonard and Penny. Could she see them finally going the distance? While it may take them ten seasons, her answer is thankfully hopeful:
“We could be broken up next week. It’s always been so up in the air, which I’ve actually really liked about it because I feel like it’s very true to life.”
In some ways, what is a little bit surprising about the show is that while it attends Comic-Con every year and has a loyal fan following, it is not a show that really goes out of its way to get attention. It merely tried to put out a fun product on TV every year, and hopes that enough people tune in to keep it going.
Do you think that ten seasons is the perfect life for a show like this? If you want to read our review for Thursday night’s new episode, you can do so over at the link here.