“The Big Bang Theory” is most popular sitcom with women

Jamie BallardData Journalist
October 03, 2018, 6:30 PM GMT+0

The most popular sitcom among men is “The Simpsons”

“The Big Bang Theory” showrunners and cast recently announced that the current 12th season will be the show’s last. And it will be sorely missed by many Americans -- the show is the second-most popular sitcom in the US, according to YouGov Ratings. Nearly all (96%) of Americans are familiar with the show, and over half (53%) have a positive opinion of it. The only sitcom that is more popular is “The Simpsons,” with 56% saying they have a positive impression of it.

“Family Guy” (43% positive), “Two and a Half Men” (43%) and “Modern Family” (42%) are also popular among Americans. “South Park” is the most negatively-viewed sitcom in the top ten, with 32% saying they have a negative opinion of the show. However, the number of people with positive opinions of the show was considerably higher, at 42%. “Roseanne” (41%), “Will & Grace” (39%), “Mike & Molly” (38%) and “Parks and Recreation” (35%) round out the top ten most popular sitcoms in the US.

“The Big Bang Theory” tends to be especially popular with Gen X’ers, 60% of whom have a favorable opinion of the show. Slightly fewer millennials (54%) and baby boomers (51%) feel the same. The show also tends to be very slightly more popular among women, 54% of whom have a positive opinion of the show, making it the most popular sitcom amongst women in the US. The most popular sitcom amongst men was “The Simpsons”, with 64% of men viewing it favorably.

Learn more about YouGov Ratings and see the full list of 522 popular contemporary TV shows.

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