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Top Timeshifted Broadcast Shows, December 17-23

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January 7th, 2008

CSI:Miami Has a Timeshifted Audience of 1.5 Million

In a slow pre-holiday week, CSI:Miami had 1.481 million timeshifted (DVR) viewers, for the largest absolute timeshifted audience in the week of December 17-23, followed by The Unit with 1.395 million timeshifted viewers. Those are about half the previous typical top timeshifted audience sizes for this season.

CBS dominated the list with the most shows (9) out of the top 20 in absolute timeshifted audience size.

Top 20 Largest Timeshifted Audience Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Network Persons Live+7 (000) Persons Live (000) Timeshifed Audience (000s) % Increase Over Live
1 CSI: MIAMI CBS 15,039 13,558 1,481 10.9%
2 THE UNIT CBS 11,651 10,256 1,395 13.6%
3 Amazing Race 12 CBS 9,630 8,256 1,374 16.6%
4 BOSTON LEGAL ABC 8,482 7,240 1,242 17.2%
5 Biggest Loser 4 NBC 11,816 10,790 1,026 9.5%
6 JOURNEYMAN 12/19 NBC 5,251 4,264 987 23.1%
7 CANE CBS 7,802 6,858 944 13.8%
8 JOURNEYMAN NBC 4,771 3,923 848 21.6%
9 NCIS CBS 13,495 12,676 819 6.5%
10 OCTOBER ROAD ABC 4,558 3,785 773 20.4%
11 K-VILLE FOX 5,710 5,092 618 12.1%
12 HOUSE-MON 8P FOX 8,275 7,724 551 7.1%
13 Criminal Minds CBS 11,934 11,408 526 4.6%
14 HOUSE FOX 10,055 9,561 494 5.2%
15 FROSTY THE SNOWMAN 12/19 CBS 7,844 7,369 475 6.4%
16 Gossip Girl CW 2,105 1,633 472 28.9%
17 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 10,826 10,384 442 4.3%
18 DUEL-SUN ABC 6,330 5,889 441 7.5%
19 OFFICE 12/20 NBC 4,851 4,414 437 9.9%
20 CSI: NY CBS 11,469 11,034 435 3.9%

The Largest Timeshifting Audience table ranks which of the Top 150 broadcast shows [by Live+7 viewers] had the largest absolute number of timeshifted viewers on their digital video recorders (DVRs).

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Gossip Girl Has A 28.9% Increase Via DVR Viewing

For the week of December 17-23, CW's Gossip Girl audience increased by 28.9% over the 1.63 million that watched it Live giving it a Live+7 audience of 2.11 million, again making it the leading broadcast show for % increase in viewing via DVR.

The final two episodes of Journeyman had their audiences increase by 23.1% and 21.6% over their Live airings placing them second and third for the week. October Road and Boston Legal round out the largest % increase Top 5. NBC had the most timeshifted shows on a % basis with 6 of the 20.

Top 20 Most % Timeshifted Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Network Persons Live+7 (000) Persons Live (000) Timeshifed Audience (000s) % Increase Over Live
1 Gossip Girl CW 2,105 1,633 472 28.9%
2 JOURNEYMAN 12/19 NBC 5,251 4,264 987 23.1%
3 JOURNEYMAN NBC 4,771 3,923 848 21.6%
4 OCTOBER ROAD ABC 4,558 3,785 773 20.4%
5 BOSTON LEGAL ABC 8,482 7,240 1,242 17.2%
6 Amazing Race 12 CBS 9,630 8,256 1,374 16.6%
7 NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY ABC 3,434 3,007 427 14.2%
8 CANE CBS 7,802 6,858 944 13.8%
9 THE UNIT CBS 11,651 10,256 1,395 13.6%
10 CROWNED CW 1,935 1,717 218 12.7%
11 K-VILLE FOX 5,710 5,092 618 12.1%
12 Simpsons SP-12/23 7P FOX 3,129 2,794 335 12.0%
13 CSI: MIAMI CBS 15,039 13,558 1,481 10.9%
14 OFFICE 12/20 NBC 4,851 4,414 437 9.9%
15 Biggest Loser 4 NBC 11,816 10,790 1,026 9.5%
16 SINGING BEE 12/21 8:30 NBC 3,299 3,031 268 8.8%
17 SINGING BEE 12/21 8P NBC 3,365 3,095 270 8.7%
18 REAPER CW 1,480 1,366 114 8.3%
19 NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND FOX 2,832 2,624 208 7.9%
20 ELMOS XMAS COUNTDOWN ABC 4,810 4,470 340 7.6%

The % Timeshifting table ranks which of the Top 150 broadcast shows [by Live+7 viewers] 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).

 

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

 
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