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South Park Tops Cable Timeshifted Shows, Nov 5-11

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November 28th, 2007

South Park Largest Timeshifted Audience, Highest % Increase

southpark.gifFor the week of Nov 5-11, the bad boys of Comedy Central's South Park are at the top of the cable timeshifting heap with an increase of 25.6% over their Live audience in their Live+7 viewing audience. They also had the largest number of timeshifted viewers (918,000) of any cable show.

Disney's 11/10 Hannah Montana was also a cable timeshifting standout, both for a 16.7% increase over is Live audience and the total timeshifted audience of 818,000.

Where are FX's nip / tuck, MTV's The Hills, and VH1's I Love New York 2? While they all placed in the Top 40 for Live+7 viewing, none appeared in the top 40 cable shows for Live viewing (so we have no baseline Live data). Blame SpongeBob Nation. There were sixteen SpongeBob episodes in the top 40 cable Live shows for the week. All hail Squarepants!

Top 20 Most Timeshifted Cable Shows, Nov 5-11:

Rank Programs Network Persons Live+7 (million) Persons Live (million) Timeshifted Audience (000s) % Increase over Live
1 South Park CMDY 4.50 3.59 918 25.6%
2 Hannah Montana 11/10 DSNY 5.73 4.91 818 16.7%
3 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG) USA 3.65 3.20 446 13.9%
4 Wizards of Waverly Place-11/10 DSNY 4.76 4.31 444 10.3%
5 SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY DSNY 4.51 4.16 341 8.2%
6 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA 5.45 5.14 309 6.0%
7 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA 5.31 5.02 287 5.7%
8 DRAKE & JOSH NICK 3.35 3.17 179 5.6%
9 DRAKE & JOSH NICK 3.47 3.34 136 4.1%
10 Wizards of Waverly Place DSNY 4.08 3.92 158 4.0%
11 SpongeBob NICK 3.86 3.72 146 3.9%
12 THATS SO RAVEN 11/10 DSNY 4.09 3.94 147 3.7%
13 BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK 4.13 4.04 94 2.3%
14 Hannah Montana DSNY 3.64 3.56 75 2.1%
15 SPY KIDS 3: GAME OVER DSNY 3.78 3.71 68 1.8%
16 THE SANTA CLAUSE DSNY 5.16 5.07 88 1.7%
17 Hannah Montana DSNY 3.79 3.73 61 1.6%
18 NFL REGULAR SEASON (RAVENS/STEELERS) ESPN 9.90 9.75 148 1.5%
19 BACK AT THE BARNYARD NICK 3.44 3.39 50 1.5%
20 SpongeBob NICK 4.12 4.07 57 1.4%

Our Timeshifting chart ranks which of the Top 40 cable shows had the largest % increase in viewing between Live audience and Live+7 audience numbers from viewers watching shows later on their digital video recorders (DVRs) as well as indicating the size of the audience that watched in the 7 days after the live show aired.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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