DVR Battles: Supernatural vs. Reaper

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October 23rd, 2007

questionmark.jpgWe know there are some questions from the loyal Supernatural fanbase regarding how it's doing ratings wise vs. Reaper and what is the impact of people watching via DVR for both shows.  For the week of October 1-7, while Supernatural had a slightly bigger live audience, Reaper had almost twice as many viewers via DVR.  No Reaper fans, I didn't make that number up. Spooky!

Week of Oct 1-7, 2007 LIVE LIVE+7 Difference
Reaper 2712 3378 666
Supernatural 2849 3199 350

 
  • galveston

    Interesting. Thank you for the information. I just wish that live plus seven actually counted when it comes to adverstisers' rates and renewal decisions. Live plus three or C3 really rules the decision making. I figured there would be some DVR interest in Reaper during the first weeks. It got some decent buzz before the season. I'm impressed that Supernatural has gotten over 3 million live the second and third week. With CSI, The Office, and (the insipid) Grey's Anatomay kicking ass even when it comes to DVR usage and adding over a million a piece, Thursdays at 9 truly is the timeslot nightmares are made of.

  • galveston

    Interesting. Thank you for the information. I just wish that live plus seven actually counted when it comes to adverstisers’ rates and renewal decisions. Live plus three or C3 really rules the decision making. I figured there would be some DVR interest in Reaper during the first weeks. It got some decent buzz before the season. I’m impressed that Supernatural has gotten over 3 million live the second and third week. With CSI, The Office, and (the insipid) Grey’s Anatomay kicking ass even when it comes to DVR usage and adding over a million a piece, Thursdays at 9 truly is the timeslot nightmares are made of.

  • galveston

    Also, Supernatural fans shouldn't worry about comparing it to Reaper. Reaper's just another show. It had a big push preseason. It's not do or die for one or the other. Those numbers will probably fluctuate week to week. There's room for all.

  • galveston

    Also, Supernatural fans shouldn’t worry about comparing it to Reaper. Reaper’s just another show. It had a big push preseason. It’s not do or die for one or the other. Those numbers will probably fluctuate week to week. There’s room for all.

  • Robert Seidman

    Galveston, I agree. Though “Live” is so close to C3 and available weeks earlier, I think Live may be the real standard.

    Thursday's at 9pm is definitely a combat zone – one that makes me happy I have a couple of DVRs!

  • Robert Seidman

    Galveston, I agree. Though “Live” is so close to C3 and available weeks earlier, I think Live may be the real standard.

    Thursday’s at 9pm is definitely a combat zone – one that makes me happy I have a couple of DVRs!

  • Robert Seidman

    as for Reaper vs. Supernatural, I completely agree. any show doing over 2.5 million (live) regularly should be golden on the CW.

  • Robert Seidman

    as for Reaper vs. Supernatural, I completely agree. any show doing over 2.5 million (live) regularly should be golden on the CW.

  • galveston

    I agree about the 2.5 million figure, Robert. How can the CW afford to be picky at this point? Most people don't have more than one DVR. Most people still don't have DVRs at all. Personally, I'm surprised Reaper hasn't officially received its full season pick up yet. It's a matter of survival at this point, and with the strike (likely) coming there aren't going to be any pilot scripts written and filmed. That's probably the only reason Life is Wild is still on the air. As for me, thought it's not appointment television, I'd rather Reaper be successful than that girly teenish show, Gossip Girl. As a female it irritates me that the insipid teen soaps and Top Model are supposedly what appeals to girls. Shows that are written (supposedly) for men are always better in my opinion.

    Again, THANK you for the numbers. We appreciate them. Feel free to post them at supernatural.tv if you have the time. The posters there would be most appreciative, as they nervously evaluate ratings every week.

  • galveston

    I agree about the 2.5 million figure, Robert. How can the CW afford to be picky at this point? Most people don’t have more than one DVR. Most people still don’t have DVRs at all. Personally, I’m surprised Reaper hasn’t officially received its full season pick up yet. It’s a matter of survival at this point, and with the strike (likely) coming there aren’t going to be any pilot scripts written and filmed. That’s probably the only reason Life is Wild is still on the air. As for me, thought it’s not appointment television, I’d rather Reaper be successful than that girly teenish show, Gossip Girl. As a female it irritates me that the insipid teen soaps and Top Model are supposedly what appeals to girls. Shows that are written (supposedly) for men are always better in my opinion.

    Again, THANK you for the numbers. We appreciate them. Feel free to post them at supernatural.tv if you have the time. The posters there would be most appreciative, as they nervously evaluate ratings every week.

  • Rebecca

    I'm gonna let it go that Reaper has a higher DVR number. Most people who do own a DVR only own one, and seeing as Supernatural has more competition I sorta expect the Live+7 to be low with what the show has to face.

  • Rebecca

    I’m gonna let it go that Reaper has a higher DVR number. Most people who do own a DVR only own one, and seeing as Supernatural has more competition I sorta expect the Live+7 to be low with what the show has to face.

  • Robert Seidman

    Galveston, I just posted this week's #s on supernatural.tv — hopefully I did it the right way.

  • Robert Seidman

    Galveston, I just posted this week’s #s on supernatural.tv — hopefully I did it the right way.

  • galveston

    You did it the right way. I thank you for that. The supernatural.tv crowd are always grateful for ratings info. We appreciate it.

  • galveston

    You did it the right way. I thank you for that. The supernatural.tv crowd are always grateful for ratings info. We appreciate it.

  • immie_8

    Thanks so much for posting, both here and SN.tv! Glad to see that SN broke the 3 million mark!

  • immie_8

    Thanks so much for posting, both here and SN.tv! Glad to see that SN broke the 3 million mark!

  • Charles

    Not to freak anyone out, but I don't believe these are correct, the final numbers for SN's premire were 2.97. Just curious as to where these “live” numbers came from?

  • Charles

    Not to freak anyone out, but I don’t believe these are correct, the final numbers for SN’s premire were 2.97. Just curious as to where these “live” numbers came from?

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