'Revolution' Sets Time Shifting Records

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September 25th, 2012

via press release:

REVOLUTION’ SETS TIME-SHIFTING RECORDS
 
 
IN ‘LIVE PLUS THREE DAY’ RESULTS, ‘REVOLUTION’ DELIVERS NBC’s BIGGEST ADULT 18-49 GAIN EVER OVER A ‘LIVE PLUS SAME DAY' rating

THE 1.36-RATING-POINT GAIN IS ALSO THE BIGGEST EVER FOR A SERIES PREMIERE ON ANY NETWORK

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – September 25, 2012 – The September 17 premiere of NBC’s new Monday drama “Revolution” has set time-shifting records for the network and for a debuting series on any network.

In “live plus three day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research that count time-shifted viewing through the first three days after a show’s live telecast, the “Revolution” premiere grew by 1.36 rating points from its “live plus same day” rating (a 4.09) to its “live plus three day” rating (5.45).

That 1.36-point increase is the biggest gain going from L+SD to L+3 for any NBC telecast ever. It’s also the biggest increase for any series premiere on any network ever, with the previous high being 1.14 last fall for Fox’s “The New Girl”).

The only series on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox ever to gain 1.36 rating points or more going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” have been “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The New Girl,” “Big Bang Theory,” the post-Super Bowl telecast of “Glee” and the first appearance by Ashton Kutcher on “Two and a Half Men.”

Revolution” has now reached a total of 24.2 million viewers who’ve watched all or part of last week’s premiere or the Wednesday encore.

In “live plus three day” results, “Revolution’s 5.4 rating in adults 18-49 makes it NBC’s top 10 p.m. ET premiere in nearly eight years, since “Medium” (6.3 on January 3, 2005), excluding previews.

 
  • Rob3008

    Off topic, but why does TVBTN keep referring to it as “The New Girl”? It’s just “New Girl”!

  • Holly

    @Rob,

    This is a press release, so in this instance NBC’s PR company is the one calling it “The New Girl”

  • Aeiouy

    It is funny to read all the misplaced comments about the meaningless time shifting when it also easily won its time slot.

  • Jay

    Just a tad early to call a show a success with only one or two showings.

  • Howard NYC

    background = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dies_the_Fire

    observation = we will have a wonderful opportunity to watch NBC grovel as soon as any friend of S. M. Stirling suggests he watches an episode of Revolution…

    reaction =

    quotes = from the plot summary, several choice quotes

    “…who try to survive “The Change”, a mysterious worldwide event that suddenly alters physical laws so that electricity, … technology no longer work. As a result of this, modern civilization comes crashing down…”

    “… forced to adapt to a world without technology, and rely on swords and crossbows for protection. Many people starve, while others rob, rape, and pillage. Many even turn to cannibalism. Due to the collapse of public order, some band together, …while areas fall to sword-wielding warlords …”

    aside from the cannibalism, this is a near-perfect fit

    only question will Stirling take a check, or demand a truckload of greenbacks

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