Largest DVR Audience For A Cable Show We Have Recorded
Disney's Camp Rock grabbed big ratings when it first aired, but it was even bigger on DVRs. It had the largest DVR audience for a cable show we have recorded (we began in August 2007) with 2.046 million for its airing the week of June 16-22, 2008.
In Plain Sight remained a cable DVR standout with the largest percentage audience increase with 28.9% for the same week.
Top 20 Most Time-shifted (DVR viewed) Cable Shows:
|Rank||Programs||Network||Persons Live+7 (000s)||Persons Live (000s)||Time-shifted Audience (000s)||% increase from Live to Live+7|
|2||IN PLAIN SIGHT||USA||5,593||4,340||1,253||28.9%|
|4||LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG)||USA||5,170||4,334||836||19.3%|
|8||GOLF: U.S. OPEN (PLAYOFF)||ESPN||4,798||4,546||252||5.5%|
|11||SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA||TNT||6,072||5,906||166||2.8%|
|12||WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE||DSNY||4,261||4,100||161||3.9%|
|14||LAW & ORDER: SVU||USA||3,235||3,107||128||4.1%|
|16||S HANNAH MONTANA(S)-06/20/2008||DSNY||3,892||3,775||117||3.1%|
|17||SUITE LIFE ZACK & CODY-LN||DSNY||3,301||3,217||84||2.6%|
Filling out the top 10 were original cable standouts Army Wives and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, 2 WWE Raw's, the Camp Rock broadcast on ABC Family, the front 9 from Tiger's US Open Monday playoff and two Spongebobs.
Our time-shifting 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). We include both the absolute size of the time-shifted audience (and sort the chart by that metric), and the % increase over the Live viewing.
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.