Is Seasons 1-12 of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ on Netflix?

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Love or it or hate it, there are millions that enjoy The Big Bang Theory from CBS and if you’re looking for the series on Netflix you may or may not be out of luck depending on where you live. Here’s a complete guide to how to stream The Big Bang Theory on Netflix in 2018 going into season 12. 

The show, now into its twelve and final season will be saying goodbye to the beloved characters who have now been on our screen since 2007. The series has made the career of people like Jim Parsons who reportedly turned down $50 million for a season 13. The series follows a bunch of professors who are misfits in the world.

Given the show’s popularity, hundreds if not thousands ask us every year as to whether The Big Bang Theory is on or is coming to Netflix.


Is Season 1 to 12 on Netflix US?

Let’s start off with the United States as that’s probably where most of you will be from if you’re viewing this article. As you will know by now, The Big Bang Theory is not currently streaming on Netflix and the reason as to why is pretty simple. Netflix can’t get a hold of the streaming rights likely because of how valuable they are and CBS has chosen instead to leave the show exclusive to its own streaming platform, CBS All Access.

We’ve seen this with a couple of shows where CBS deems it necessary for you to hold a separate subscription to their service.

Given the show is now coming to an end, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see The Big Bang Theory streaming on Netflix in the United States. Even Hulu, another main partner for CBS doesn’t carry the show.

On the bright side, Netflix’s other business, Netflix DVD, does currently hold seasons 1 to 11 on DVD box set available to rent. Season 11 was added to Netflix DVD on September 11th.


Where is The Big Bang Theory streaming on Netflix?

As of right now, these regions currently are streaming The Big Bang Theory:

  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Luxembourg
  • South Korea
  • Thailand

Most of these regions carry at least seven seasons although they will differ depending on where you live. In the United Kingdom, for example, seasons 1 to 10 are streaming with new seasons dropping every October.

Can you watch The Big Bang Theory on your Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.