Apparently we’re a nation of TV voyeurs.
CTV says an average of 5.1 million viewers tuned in to watch Sheldon and Amy get it on in the Dec. 17 episode of The Big Bang Theory.
The comedy about a group of nerdy friends has long been a favourite with Canadians, with a season average of 3.5 million viewers.
CTV says the episode in which Sheldon (Emmy winner Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) finally consummated their relationship was the most watched Big Bang instalment since the Season 7 premiere in 2013; the third most watched in series history and the fifth most watched broadcast of a scripted show on record.
The only broadcasts that beat it in 2015, according to a news release, were Super Bowl XLIX, the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship final and the 87th Academy Awards.
Viewers who missed the episode, “The Opening Night Excitation,” can catch it at CTV.ca or on the CTV GO app.