CW Again Sees Biggest Gains of Any Network from DVR Live+7

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November 9th, 2009

SMALLVILLE

via CW press release:

THE PLAYBACK PAYOFF:

THE CW AGAIN SCORES LARGEST PERCENT GAINS OF ANY NETWORK IN LATEST LIVE+7 DATA

DVRs Again Double Ratings for 90210 Among Key Categories,

Sophomore Drama Again Sees Largest Percent Gains of Any Show in Key Demos

Smallville, 90210 and Top Model Each Add More Than 1 Million Viewers Once All DVR Playback is Factored In

November 9, 2009 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network once again leads all networks in primetime gains from all DVR playback for the week ending October 25, 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 (54%, 2.0rtg v. 1.3rtg), followed by adults 18-34 (52%, 1.35rtg v. 0.89rtg) and women 18-49 (50%, 1.5rtg v. 1.0rtg).

90210 once again saw its ratings double once all DVR playback was factored in (Live+7 vs. live-viewing comparisons) among women demos and adults 18-34.  With largest percentage gains of any show on television, 90210’s ratings improved 105% in women 18-34 (3.03rtg v. 1.48rtg), 109% in women 18-49 (2.15rtg v. 1.03rtg) and 101% in adults 18-34 (1.93rtg v. 0.96rtg).  90210 also posted big gains in adults 18-49, +97% in adults 18-49 (1.44rtg v. 0.73rtg).  Tuesday companion MELROSE PLACE improved 88% in women 18-34 (1.99rtg v. 1.06rtg), 86% in adults 18-34 (1.36rtg v. 0.73rtg) and 84% in women 18-49 (1.38rtg v. 0.75rtg).

Monday tandem of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill also delivers big DVR gains, with GG up 62% in women 18-34 (3.41rtg v. 2.11rtg), 65% in adults 18-34 (2.09rtg v. 1.27rtg) and 62% in women 18-49 (2.23rtg v. 1.38rtg); while OTH grew 63% in women 18-34 (2.75rtg v. 2.16rtg), 61% in adults 18-34 (1.76rtg v. 1.09rtg) and 63% in women 18-49 (1.95rtg v. 1.2rtg).

Reality franchise AMERICA’S Next Top Model’s ratings improved across the board by 57% in women 18-34 (3.29rtg v. 2.09rtg), 50% in adults 18-34 (2.02rtg v. 1.35rtg) and 58% in women 18-49 (2.72rtg v. 1.72rtg).  On Friday, Smallville remains in DVR demand, as its Live+7 ratings skyrocketed above its live viewing by 70% in adults 18-34 (1.38rtg v. 0.81rtg) and 67% in adults 18-49 (1.44rtg v. 0.86rtg).

Three of The CW’s shows added more than a million viewers once all DVR playback was factored in, including 90210, which gained 1.13 million more viewers (2.84mil v. 1.71mil), Smallville, which added 1.1 million viewers (3.14mil v. 2.04mil) and Top Model, which added an even million from DVR playback (3.5mil v. 2.5mil).

The CW’s Thursday dramas were in repeats this week.

 
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