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'Big Bang Theory' beats 'American Idol'

Actor Jim Parsons, right, of "The Big Bang

Actor Jim Parsons, right, of "The Big Bang Theory" was nominated for lead actor in a comedy series. Credit: AP

Ooh, boy.  Didn't quite think I'd be writing these words this year, but here it goes: "The Big Bang Theory" beat "American Idol' last night.

There's an asterisk here, of course: "Bang" beat "Idol" in young adult demos, which is where it hurts most. But in total viewers, "Idol" pulled out a win: 17.7 million viewers to 15.7 million.  Another possible asterisk: Fox says it actually tied. CBS says no, it won. So we have a dispute.

Point is, "Bang" -- which turned 100 yesterday -- isn't going anywhere, and is getting stronger. (In a couple of weeks, another big episode -- Sheldon and Leonard have a big blowout, and end their friendship. . .but I'm guessing, not for long.)

Don't know "Big Bang?" It's a good, well-written, well-acted and funny show. Here's a clip from last night:

  

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