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Hell's Kitchen Watched By More on DVRs

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July 21st, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance Has Largest % Increase From DVR Viewing

For the week of June 30 - July 6, Fox's Hell's Kitchen had the largest time-shifted audience (DVR viewing) with 1.855 million.

Thursday's airing of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance had the largest % audience increase from DVR viewing with 27.5% over the 6.068 million that watched it Live giving it a Live+7 audience of 7.739 million.

Largest Time-Shifting Audiences for Broadcast TV Shows:


Rank Programs Network  Persons Live+7 (000s)  Persons Live (000s)  Time-shifted Audience (000s) % increase from Live to Live+7
1 HELL'S KITCHEN FOX  9,004  7,149  1,855 25.9%
2 So You Think You Can Dance-WED FOX  9,564  7,742  1,822 23.5%
3 So You Think You Can Dance-THU FOX  7,739  6,068  1,671 27.5%
4 Wipeout ABC  10,144  8,610  1,534 17.8%
5 I SURVED-JAPANESE GM SHOW ABC  6,970  5,735  1,235 21.5%
6 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT NBC  12,747  11,586  1,161 10.0%
7 BACHELORETTE, THE ABC  7,594  6,460  1,134 17.6%
8 BACHELORETTE-6/30(S) ABC  7,829  6,755  1,074 15.9%
9 SWINGTOWN CBS  5,257  4,271  986 23.1%
10 MOLE, THE ABC  4,315  3,479  836 24.0%
11 BABY BORROWERS NBC  7,173  6,390  783 12.3%
12 LAST COMIC STANDING 6 NBC  5,220  4,439  781 17.6%
13 HOUSE-MON 9P FOX  8,373  7,653  720 9.4%
14 MOMENT OF TRUTH FOX  5,050  4,385  665 15.2%
15 BONES-MON 8P FOX  7,014  6,424  590 9.2%
16 HOPKINS ABC  5,109  4,577  532 11.6%
17 Nashville STAR NBC  5,842  5,319  523 9.8%
18 AMERICAN GLADIATORS NBC  5,085  4,578  507 11.1%
19 FEAR ITSELF NBC  4,830  4,339  491 11.3%
20 Criminal Minds CBS  9,333  8,870  463 5.2%

The absolute time-shifting audience size table ranks which of the Top 150 broadcast shows [by Live+7 viewers] had the largest absolute number of viewers watching shows later on their digital video recorders (DVRs)

Greatest % Increase from Time-Shifting for Broadcast TV Shows:


Rank Programs Network  Persons Live+7 (000s)  Persons Live (000s)  Time-shifted Audience (000s) % increase from Live to Live+7
1 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX  7,739  6,068  1,671 27.5%
2 HELL'S KITCHEN FOX  9,004  7,149  1,855 25.9%
3 MOLE, THE ABC  4,315  3,479  836 24.0%
4 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX  9,564  7,742  1,822 23.5%
5 SWINGTOWN CBS  5,257  4,271  986 23.1%
6 I SURVED-JAPANESE GM SHOW ABC  6,970  5,735  1,235 21.5%
7 Wipeout ABC  10,144  8,610  1,534 17.8%
8 LAST COMIC STANDING 6 NBC  5,220  4,439  781 17.6%
9 BACHELORETTE, THE ABC  7,594  6,460  1,134 17.6%
10 BACHELORETTE-6/30(S) ABC  7,829  6,755  1,074 15.9%
11 MOMENT OF TRUTH FOX  5,050  4,385  665 15.2%
12 FRI NIGHT Smackdown-7/4(S) CW  3,185  2,769  416 15.0%
13 BABY BORROWERS NBC  7,173  6,390  783 12.3%
14 HOPKINS ABC  5,109  4,577  532 11.6%
15 FEAR ITSELF NBC  4,830  4,339  491 11.3%
16 AMERICAN GLADIATORS NBC  5,085  4,578  507 11.1%
17 REAPER CW  1,295  1,172  123 10.5%
18 20/20-7/4(S) ABC  3,806  3,450  356 10.3%
19 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT NBC  12,747  11,586  1,161 10.0%
20 Nashville STAR NBC  5,842  5,319  523 9.8%

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).

Definitions:

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.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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