Having four shows on the air at the same time is an accomplishment in itself, but prolific writer-producer Chuck Lorre managed to cap 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).
Chuck Lorre Hits Superfecta as Four Shows Make Week's Top 20
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