Last season, “The Big Bang Theory” sank to the lowest ratings in its history. This is probably down to it running for ten long, at times excruciating seasons, which have seen the show about scientists become mind-numbingly repetitive and painfully unfunny. It still remains to be one of the highest-rated shows on Television and CBS have still renewed it for two more seasons of the same old sh*t, but still, the viewership has dropped to record lows, so it’s on its way down.

Low ratings came in the key 18-49 demographic

The new lowest ratings in the history of “The Big Bang Theory” came in the important 18-49 demographic, where a 2.4 rating was posted in Nielsen overnight figures.

This number was down two-tenths of a rating point from the previous episode and it had finally reached the lowest numbers the show has ever had.

However, “The Big Bang Theory” is not on its way out. Despite the declining quality, recycled jokes, contrived storylines, and in some cases blatantly offensive material, the show still manages to bring in millions of viewers from the lowest common denominator each week. The last episode to air (the season 10 finale) brought in almost 13 million US viewers. But that number has come down from being over 20 million sometimes.

The season 9 premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” drew in a viewership of 18.2 million people and had lost a lot by the time its finale rolled around, which was seen by 14.73 million viewers.

Then, some of those viewers came back on a wing and a prayer with hope that season 10 would be a fresh start and a new renaissance of the quality of the show’s bygone golden years, and that season’s premiere was seen by 15.82 million people, and the loss of viewers from then brings us to the under 13 million viewership of the season 10 finale.

CBS is thriving regardless of whether ‘Big Bang’ is popular

CBS, the network on which “The Big Bang Theory” and its weird new spin-off/prequel “Young Sheldon” airs, continues to lead the ratings with other hit shows like “Mom,” also from “Big Bang” producer Chuck Lorre, also a poor-quality comedy that appeals to the lowest common denominator, and “The Amazing Race,” which infuriated “The Apprentice” star Donald Trump, who of course would go on to become President of the United States one day, when it beat his show at the Emmys.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, “The Big Bang Theory.” It’ll take a few years, but the show is certainly past its heyday.