For the week of May 12-18, NBC's The Office stays atop our list of audience % gain by time-shifting (DVR viewing). Its audience increased by 41.2% over the 6.743 million that watched it Live giving it a Live+7 audience of 9.520 million. That's quite high, but not the highest we've seen.
CW's Reaper was a close second with an increase of 39.1% increasing its tiny Live audience of 738,000 to 1.887 million after time-shifting. Rounding out the top 10 were Beauty and the Geek, Gossip Girl, Lost, Smallville, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, America's Top Model and House.
And while it may sound like a broken record, not many people watch the CW, but a large portion of the watch via their DVRs as the CW lead all networks with 7 shows in the top 20 and an impressive 6 of the top 10. Second was ABC with 4 shows out of the top 20.
Top 20 Most % Time-shifted Broadcast TV Shows:
|Rank||Programs||Network||Persons Live+7 (000s)||Persons Live (000s)||Time-shifted Audience (000s)||% increase from Live to Live+7|
|3||BEAUTY AND THE GEEK||CW||1,901||1,388||513||37.0%|
|8||ONE TREE HILL||CW||3,127||2,418||709||29.3%|
|9||AMERICA'S TOP MODEL||CW||5,170||4,056||1,114||27.5%|
|20||MY NAME IS EARL||NBC||7,853||6,584||1,269||19.3%|
The % Time-shifting 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: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.