For the week of June 9-15, Fox's Hell's Kitchen topped al broadcast shows in audience % gain by time-shifting (DVR viewing). Its audience increased by 25.8% over the 7.681 million that watched it Live giving it a Live+7 audience of 9.660 million.
However, with far fewer new episodes airing during broadcast prime-time in the summer, the top 20 % time-shifting list is a lot easier to reach with numbers that woudn't come close during the main broadcast season.
Fox lead all networks with 7 of the top 20 time-shifted shows on a % basis.
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|
|2||SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-WED||FOX||9,899||7,922||1,977||25.0%|
|3||SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE-THU||FOX||8,898||7,235||1,663||23.0%|
|6||LAST COMIC STANDING||NBC||4,470||3,690||780||21.1%|
|7||MEN IN TREES||ABC||5,081||4,240||841||19.8%|
|8||MOMENT OF TRUTH||FOX||6,560||5,648||912||16.1%|
|12||ONE TREE HILL||CW||886||808||78||9.7%|
|13||FARMER WANTS A WIFE||CW||2,134||1,947||187||9.6%|
|14||SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 9P 6/15||NBC||4,860||4,479||381||8.5%|
|19||BEAUTY AND THE GEEK-2-ENC||CW||1,205||1,128||77||6.8%|
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).
Overnights: Local metered-market ratings service of Nielsen Station Index (NSI) in which household ratings and shares are provided to clients the morning following the day or evening of telecast.
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
LIVE: The number that watched a program while it was broadcast.
LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day the program was broadcast.
LIVE+7: The number watched while a program was broadcast or via DVR within 7 days of original broadcast.
For more information see Numbers 101.
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