ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' is Week's Top DVR Gainer in both Viewers and Adults 18-49

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November 8th, 2010

via press note:

DVR Playback for the week of 10/18/10 (Week #5):

For the 5th week running this seasonABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Modern Family” stood as TV’s Top 2 biggest gainers from the first-reported numbers to the DVR finals among Adults 18-49.  Grey’s Anatomy” registered as the week’s top gainer (4th time in 5 weeks), picking up on an additional 1.5 rating points and leaping by +38% from a 4.0 rating to a 5.5 rating, from the Live + Same Day to the Live + 7 Day Adult 18-49 averages.  ABC’s Modern Family” jumped by 1.4 rating  points in the DVR finals, from a 4.8 rating to a 6.2 rating (+29%).

  • As a result in the revised numbers, “Modern Family(#1) and “Grey’s” (#2) finished as the week’s Top 2 scripted TV series in the key young adult sales demo.  “Grey’s” moved up 3 positions to #2 in the finalized rankings, jumping over CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” “Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS(initially in the first-reported L+SD averages all 3 CBS shows ranked above “Grey’s”).
  • ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” was also the biggest gainer overall, picking up more than 3 million viewers and outgrowing CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0.” In fact with “Grey’s,” “Modern Family” and “Castle,” ABC claimed 3 of the Top 6 shows with the largest increases in Total Viewers from the L+SD averages to the L+7D averages:    “Grey’s” - #1 (+3.0 million = 11.0 million to 14.0 million), “Modern Family” = #3 (+2.9 million = 12.0 million to 14.9 million) and “Castle” - #6 (+2.4 million = 11.0 million to 13.4 million).
  • A total of 10 ABC series built by 1.0 million viewers or more on average from their first-reported numbers to the final DVR playback stats, including “Grey’s Anatomy (+3.0 million), “Modern Family” (+2.9 million), Castle (+2.4 million), Private Practice (+1.9 million), Desperate Housewives (+1.7 million), “Brothers & Sisters” (+1.5 million), Cougar Town (+1.3 million),Detroit 1-8-7 (+1.2 million),No Ordinary Family(+1.2 million), and The Middle (+1.0 million).
  • Among Adults 18-49, 7 of ABC’s scripted series generated substantial ratings increases of 7-tenths of rating point or more:  “Grey’s Anatomy(+1.5 rating), “Modern Family” (+1.4 rating), Private Practice (+1.0 rating), Castle (+0.9 rating), Desperate Housewives (+0.8 rating),Cougar Town (+0.7 rating) and “Brothers & Sisters” (+0.7 rating).
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