The CW Again leads all networks in percent increases from Live+7 DVR playback

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October 26th, 2009

90210

via CW press release:

THE CW AGAIN LEADS ALL NETS IN PERCENT INCREASES

FROM LIVE+7 DVR PLAYBACK

90210 Ratings More Than Double in Live+7 in Key Demos,

The Largest Percent Gains of Any Show on Any Network

THE Vampire Diaries, Smallville, 90210 and Top Model Each

Add More Than 1 Million Viewers Once All DVR Playback is Factored In

October 26, 2009 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network continues to lead all networks in percentage ratings gains from all DVR playback in primetime for the week ending October 10, 2009, according to Nielsen Live+7 day ratings vs. Live-Only viewing.  The CW’s biggest increase came in its target demographic of women 18-34 (60%, 2.21rtg v. 1.38rtg), followed by women 18-49 (58%, 1.72rtg v. 1.09rtg) and adults 18-34 (56%, 1.61rtg v. 1.03rtg).

90210 again more than doubled its ratings in Live+7 vs. live-only comparisons in every key demo.  With largest percentage gains of any show on television, 90210’s ratings improved 106% in women 18-34 (3.21rtg v. 1.56rtg), 112% in women 18-49 (2.29rtg v. 1.08 rtg), 107% in adults 18-34 (2.07rtg v. 1.00rtg) and 101% in adults 18-49 (1.53rtg v. 0.76rtg).  Tuesday companion MELROSE PLACE improved 54% in women 18-34 (2.17rtg v. 1.41rtg), 49% in adults 18-34 (1.45rtg v. 0.97rtg) and 50% in women 18-49 (1.57rtg v. 1.05rtg).

Freshman hit THE Vampire Diaries also continues to rack-up huge increases across the board once all in DVR playback is factored in, including 67% in women 18-34 (3.53rtg v. 2.12rtg), 66% in adults 18-34 (2.50rtg v. 1.51rtg) and 65% in women 18-49 (2.87rtg v. 1.74rtg).  Supernatural gained 36% in women 18-34 (1.55rtg v. 1.14rtg), 35% in adults 18-34 (1.61rtg v. 1.19rtg) and 42% in women 18-49 (1.35rtg v. 0.95rtg).

Monday tandem of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill also posted strong gains from DVR usage, with GG up 61% in women 18-34 (3.55rtg v. 2.21rtg), 59% in adults 18-34 (2.14rtg v. 1.35rtg) and 65% in women 18-49 (67%, 2.32rtg v. 1.14rtg); while OTH grew 61% in women 18-34 (2.25rtg v. 1.40rtg), 51% in adults 18-34 (1.54rtg v. 1.02rtg) and 54% in women 18-49 (1.74rtg v. 1.13rtg).

Reality franchise AMERICA’S Next Top Model’s ratings improved across the board by 67% in women 18-34 (3.23rtg v. 1.93rtg), 54% in adults 18-34 (2.14rtg v. 1.39rtg) and 56% in women 18-49 (2.76rtg v. 1.77rtg).  In its new Friday home, Smallville saw huge DVR increases, as its Live+7 ratings soared above its live-only viewing by 82% in adults 18-34 (1.44rtg v. 0.79rtg) and 84% in adults 18-49 (1.34rtg v. 0.73rtg).

Four of The CW’s shows added more than a million viewers once all DVR playback was included in the Live+7 ratings, with freshman Vampire Diaries gaining nearly 1.5 million viewers (4.44mil vs. 2.96mil).  DVR playback added 1.22 million more viewers to 90210 (2.71mil v. 1.49), 1.11 million more to Smallville (3.02mil v. 1.91mil) and 1.09 million more to Top Model (3.78mil v. 2.69mil).

 
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