Young Sheldon launches to 1.05m viewers

Feelgood Big Bang prequel Young Sheldon has launched to 1.05m viewers for Nine, topping Monday night viewing.

The show which stars Iain Armitage as a 9 year old Sheldon Cooper together with The Big Bang Theory (890,000) easily defeated Australian Story / 7:30 (720,000 / 666,000), Bachelor in Paradise (656,000), Australian Spartan (401,000) and Great British Royal Ships (279,000).

Four Corners won its slot with 735,000 ahead of Travel Guides (662,000), Law and Order SVU (260,000) and Michael Mosley: Trust Me I’m a Doctor (241,000). At 9:15 Media Watch (626,000) bettered The Resident (295,000).

Nine won the second night of Easter non-ratings.

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  1. Have never seen episode of The Big Bang Theory, however watched Young Sheldon with my teenage son last night as he wanted to check it out. I thought it was really well done, looking forward to tonight’s instalment.

    • Maybe that is the secret. If you have never seen Jim Parsons’ genius, you aren’t distracted by the fact that no child actor could capture him adequately.

  2. Enjoyed Young Sheldon and I’ll keep watching. Totally different feel to TBBT, which I also enjoyed. Something other than Reality tv to watch at last.

  3. I forgot it was on, but would have watched YS to see what it was like-I assume it will be repeated somewhere on the network as it’s a reasonable hit on those numbers. Watched the ‘Queen Mary’ doco that was very patchy-no mention of her half sister ‘Queen Elizabeth’ (the better looking ship of the pair) or of her many film and TV appearances since being laid up in Long Beach CA.

  4. jezza the first original one

    I am finding Bach In Para very engaging. I think the group dynamic brings a totally different feel to the show. Coupling took place so quickly. The dates are more realistic and way less cheesey and I like how the power shifts from one side to the other. Good job ch10

    • breexbreakdown

      I’ve been a fan of the US version of BIP for a couple of years and I honestly prefer it to the original format for this very reason haha With new people coming in every episode the group dynamic never stays the same and manages to keep your interest up all season long (at least for me it does).

      My only complaint so far is that I wish the editing wasn’t so focused on the Davey/Florence/Jake love triangle last night (felt like that got old very quickly). Would be nice to see a lighter contrast with watching the other couples connect and not just being told through the interviews and such. As a viewer, I wanna see the good and the bad, not just the dramatic for 90 mins (this was very much MAFS this season and as much as I enjoy that show the contrived editing during S5 was a little too OTT for my liking to be honest).

  5. I watched Four Corners and was as madder than a hornet about the banks and my super. Luckily for them Melbourne talkback radio completely ignored it and spent the morning talking about the East West Link and what a fine fellow Tony Abbott is.

  6. Sheldon The Younger, is just an obnoxious kid without Parson’s comedic touch. There is interest in it because everyone has watched some TBBT. Nine has used it well to further humiliate Seven, but with the Commonwealth games and The Voice to coming up, who knows where YS will end up.

  7. seantheaussie

    I didn’t think much of Young Sheldon, I prefer humour in my sitcoms.

    The return of BBT however had my laughter booming through my hometown, setting off car alarms and dogs.

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