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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'Glee' Tops Absolute Gains, 'Fringe' Again Tops % Gains

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April 4th, 2011


Our source for Live+7 DVR ratings includes only original, regular programs, excluding both repeats (which are unlikely to be heavily DVR viewed) and "specials". There were 50 such programs in the complete data for the week, which is slightly more than half a full schedule of new broadcast episodes.

During the twenty-sixth week of the broadcast season (March 14-20), Glee, Fringe and Criminal Minds topped our rankings for the week's DVR viewing added between the Live+Same Day period (as reported in all our other ratings posts) and the Live + 7 Day measurement periods.

Glee lead all shows for adults 18-49 ratings added after airdate via DVR viewing, adding 1.2 adults 18-49 ratings points to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

Fringe, once again, led the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 57% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

Criminal Minds topped the absolute average viewership gained from DVR viewing, adding 2.694 million average viewers via DVR viewing between the Live+Same Day and Live + 7 day measurement periods.

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Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 Glee-03/15 FOX 4.2 5.4 1.2 29%
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-03/16 FOX 7.6 8.7 1.1 14%
3 HOUSE-03/14 FOX 3.5 4.6 1.1 31%
4 Criminal Minds-03/16 CBS 3.6 4.6 1.0 28%
5 30 ROCK-03/17 NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
6 Private Practice-03/17 ABC 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
7 Fringe-03/18 FOX 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
8 American Idol-THURSDAY-03/17 FOX 5.7 6.5 0.8 14%
9 BONES-03/17 FOX 3.3 4.1 0.8 24%
10 Family Guy-03/20 FOX 3.3 4.1 0.8 24%
11 V-03/15 ABC 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
12 Raising Hope-03/15 FOX 2.3 2.9 0.6 26%
13 EVENT-03/14 NBC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
14 OUTSOURCED-03/17 NBC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
15 COMMUNITY-03/17 NBC 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
16 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLD-03/16 CBS 3.2 3.8 0.6 19%
17 Criminal Minds: SUSPECT-03/16 CBS 2.5 3.0 0.5 20%
18 Chicago Code-03/14 FOX 1.9 2.4 0.5 26%
19 Off The Map-03/16 ABC 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
20 PARKS AND RECREATION-03/17 NBC 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
21 Mr. Sunshine-03/16 ABC 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
22 APPRENTICE 11-03/20 NBC 2.8 3.2 0.4 14%
23 Undercover Boss-03/20 CBS 2.8 3.2 0.4 14%
24 HARRY'S LAW-03/14 NBC 1.8 2.2 0.4 22%
25 Detroit 1-8-7-03/15 ABC 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%

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The 18-49 Demo Increase From DVR Viewing ranks which of the top broadcast shows [by Live+7 adults 18-49 ratings] had the largest absolute adults 18-49 ratings increase in viewing by DVR in their adults 18-49 Live+7 audience numbers from viewers watching shows after the airdate on their digital video recorders (DVRs).

Largest 18-49 Demo Percentage Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Programs Net 18-49 Live+SD (rating) 18-49 Live+7 (rating) Post Airdate 18-49 Rating Absolute Increase From DVR Viewing Post Airdate 18-49 Rating % Increase from DVR Viewing
1 Fringe-03/18 FOX 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
2 30 ROCK-03/17 NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
3 EVENT-03/14 NBC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
4 OUTSOURCED-03/17 NBC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
5 Private Practice-03/17 ABC 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
6 Off The Map-03/16 ABC 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
7 COMMUNITY-03/17 NBC 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
8 Detroit 1-8-7-03/15 ABC 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%
9 V-03/15 ABC 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
10 HOUSE-03/14 FOX 3.5 4.6 1.1 31%
11 Glee-03/15 FOX 4.2 5.4 1.2 29%
12 CRIMINAL MINDS-03/16 CBS 3.6 4.6 1.0 28%
13 PARKS AND RECREATION-03/17 NBC 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
14 Mr. Sunshine-03/16 ABC 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
15 Chicago Code-03/14 FOX 1.9 2.4 0.5 26%
16 Raising Hope-03/15 FOX 2.3 2.9 0.6 26%
17 Perfect Couples-03/17 NBC 1.2 1.5 0.3 25%
18 CHUCK-03/14 NBC 1.6 2.0 0.4 25%
19 SHEDDING FOR WEDDING-03/16 CW 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
20 BONES-03/17 FOX 3.3 4.1 0.8 24%
21 Family Guy-03/20 FOX 3.3 4.1 0.8 24%
22 HARRY'S LAW-03/14 NBC 1.8 2.2 0.4 22%
23 AMERICA'S Top Model-10-03/16 CW 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
24 CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT-03/16 CBS 2.5 3.0 0.5 20%
25 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLD-03/16 CBS 3.2 3.8 0.6 19%

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The 18-49 Demo % Increase From DVR Viewing ranks which of the top broadcast shows [by Live+7 18-49 ratings] had the largest percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase in viewing by DVR in their adults 18-49 Live+7 audience numbers from viewers watching shows after the airdate on their digital video recorders (DVRs).
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Largest Average Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Program Net Viewership Live+SD (000) Viewership Live+7 (000) Post Airdate Absolute Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing (000) Post Airdate % Viewership Increase from DVR Viewing
1 CRIMINAL MINDS-03/16 CBS 13,761 16,455 2,694 20%
2 American Idol-WED-03/16 FOX 22,631 25,051 2,420 11%
3 GLEE-03/15 FOX 11,212 13,630 2,418 22%
4 HOUSE-03/14 FOX 10,448 12,696 2,248 22%
5 BONES-03/17 FOX 11,629 13,805 2,176 19%
6 HARRY'S LAW-03/14 NBC 10,216 12,193 1,977 19%
7 American Idol-THU-03/17 FOX 19,570 21,434 1,864 10%
8 Fringe-03/18 FOX 3,812 5,668 1,856 49%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT-03/16 CBS 10,357 12,013 1,656 16%
10 Chicago Code-03/14 FOX 7,324 8,957 1,633 22%
11 Private Practice-03/17 ABC 5,985 7,616 1,631 27%
12 30 ROCK-03/17 NBC 4,195 5,732 1,537 37%
13 EVENT-03/14 NBC 4,283 5,703 1,420 33%
14 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLD-03/16 CBS 10,763 12,178 1,415 13%
15 V-03/15 ABC 5,568 6,957 1,389 25%
16 Off The Map-03/16 ABC 4,244 5,612 1,368 32%
17 Family Guy-03/20 FOX 6,570 7,915 1,345 20%
18 Detroit 1-8-7-03/15 ABC 5,661 6,979 1,318 23%
19 Raising Hope-03/15 FOX 5,766 6,970 1,204 21%
20 OUTSOURCED-03/17 NBC 3,620 4,813 1,193 33%
21 CSI: MIAMI-03/20 CBS 10,946 12,089 1,143 10%
22 Mr. Sunshine-03/16 ABC 4,541 5,597 1,056 23%
23 Undercover Boss-03/20 CBS 11,701 12,641 940 8%
24 COMMUNITY-03/17 NBC 4,155 5,068 913 22%
25 PARKS AND RECREATION-03/17 NBC 4,078 4,990 912 22%

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The average viewership increase From DVR Viewing ranks which of the top broadcast shows [by Live+7 viewers] had the largest absolute increase in average viewership by DVR between the Live + Same Day and Live + 7 day ratings measurements.
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Definitions:

DVR (Time-shifted) Adults 18-49 Ratings – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data LiveLive+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs.

Live+Same Day(Live+SD) ratings include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing.

Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

DVR Ratings Increase Past Airdate - How many people watched the show on their DVRs within 7 days following the airdate

Until the 2009-2010 season, we used a show's LIVE program rating or viewership as the base upon which the LIVE+7 day DVR viewing was added. Now, the press seems to be standardizing around using LIVE+SAME DAY DVR viewing as the base for the calculations, so that's what we do now as well.

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