Battlestar Galactica topped the list of shows getting the biggest percentage increase in viewership from DVR viewing for the year, and 8 of the top 12 shows were from cable networks.
We typically don’t see lists by calendar year, nor do we see DVR ratings any longer for cable shows, so this is an interesting comparison of cable and broadcast programming. I’m surprised that there are so many cable shows since they are typically rerun multiple times after their original airing.
Top 10 “Timeshifted” Primetime TV Programs RANK Program Network % Increase in Viewership 1 Battlestar Galactica SYFY 59.4 2 Mad Men AMC 57.7 3 Damages FX 56.3 4 Rescue Me FX 53.2 5 True Blood HBOM 46.9 6 Stargate Universe SYFY 46.9 7 Sanctuary SYFY 45.9 8 Heroes NBC 45.9 9 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX 45.5 10 10 Things I Hate About You FAM 44.9 10 Dollhouse FOX 44.9 10 Melrose Place CW 44.9 Source: The Nielsen Company
*Primetime TSV%: Data from Jan 01, 2009- November 15, 2009, regularly scheduled programs. Percent increase in rating is based on absolute difference between Live Household Ratings and Live+7. A program must reach at least a 1.0 live+7 HH rating and have at least 4 telecasts.
via Nielsen Wire