Ratings: Sheldon and Amy’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ wedding toasts to double digit growth

You can always count on a wedding episode. Thursday’s “Big Bang Theory” season finale, in which Mark Hamill married Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy, soared double digits above last week’s already impressive Nielsen numbers.

Its 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 was 17 percent better than last week’s 2.4, and the half-hour’s 15 million viewers represent the show’s largest audience since January 11.

So yeah, CBS won the night.

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LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured Behind the Scenes: Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates), Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Mr. Fowler (Teller). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Mark Hamill (Himself). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Mr. Fowler (Teller) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates) and Mr. Fowler (Teller). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Mr. Fowler (Teller), Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Missy (Courtney Henggeler). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'The Bow Tie Asymmetry' - Pictured: Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan -- everyone except the bride and groom, on the 11th season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 10 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
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CBS was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. After the “BBT” nuptials, the “Young Sheldon” Season 1 finale at 8:30 p.m. earned a 2.1/10 and 12.2 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 posted a 1.5/7 and 9.1 million viewers. A second episode, the Anna Faris-Allison Janney show’s Season 5 finale, dipped to a 1.3/5 and 7.9 million viewers at 9:30. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 got a 0.9/4 and 5.6 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and third in viewers with 4.6 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 put up a 1.8/8 and 7.3 million viewers. “Station 19” at 9 had a 0.9/4 and 4.5 million viewers. At 10, “Quantico” settled for a 0.5/2 and 2.1 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 4.8 million. Following a rerun, the two-hour “Chicago Fire” season finale starting a 9 landed a 1.0/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

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