Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'Modern Family' Leads Adults 18-49 Ratings and Tops Viewership Gains; 'Private Practice' Earns Biggest Percentage Gains in Week 8

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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”.

During the eighth week of the 2012-2013 season (November 12-November 18), Modern Family topped the rankings for the week’s DVR viewing adults 18-49 ratings added between the Live+Same Day period (as reported in all our other ratings posts) and the Live + 7 Day measurement periods with a gain of 2.2 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Private Practice topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 82% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

Modern Family led total Viewership gains, adding 4.636 million viewers via DVR between Live + Same Day and Live + 7 Day ratings.

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 MODERN FAMILY-11/14 ABC 4.6 6.8 2.2 48%
2 REVOLUTION-11/12 NBC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
3 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-11/15 CBS 5.7 7.5 1.8 32%
4 NEW GIRL-11/13 FOX 2.2 3.8 1.6 73%
5 GREY’S ANATOMY-11/15 ABC 3.2 4.8 1.6 50%
6 ELEMENTARY-11/15 CBS 2.3 3.6 1.3 57%
7 NASHVILLE-11/14 ABC 1.8 3.1 1.3 72%
8 GLEE-11/15 FOX 2.1 3.4 1.3 62%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS-11/14 CBS 3.0 4.3 1.3 43%
10 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-11/12 CBS 3.0 4.2 1.2 40%
11 GRIMM-11/16 NBC 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
12 OFFICE-11/15 NBC 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
13 2 BROKE GIRLS-11/12 CBS 3.2 4.3 1.1 34%
14 CHICAGO FIRE-11/14 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
15 CASTLE-11/12 ABC 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
16 HAWAII FIVE-0-11/12 CBS 2.1 3.1 1.0 48%
17 CSI-11/14 CBS 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
18 FAMILY GUY-11/18 FOX 2.6 3.6 1.0 38%
19 MIKE & MOLLY-11/12 CBS 3.0 4.0 1.0 33%
20 TWO AND A HALF MEN-11/15 CBS 4.1 5.1 1.0 24%
21 PERSON OF INTEREST-11/15 CBS 3.1 4.1 1.0 32%
22 PARKS AND RECREATION-11/15 NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
23 PRIVATE PRACTICE-11/13 ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
24 PARENTHOOD-11/13 NBC 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
25 SCANDAL-11/15 ABC 2.0 2.9 0.9 45%


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 PRIVATE PRACTICE-11/13 ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
2 FRINGE-11/16 FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
3 GRIMM-11/16 NBC 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
4 NEW GIRL-11/13 FOX 2.2 3.8 1.6 73%
5 NASHVILLE-11/14 ABC 1.8 3.1 1.3 72%
6 REVOLUTION-11/12 NBC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
7 CHICAGO FIRE-11/14 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
8 GLEE-11/15 FOX 2.1 3.4 1.3 62%
9 SUPERNATURAL-11/14 CW 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
10 LAST RESORT-11/15 ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
11 30 ROCK-11/15 NBC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
12 ELEMENTARY-11/15 CBS 2.3 3.6 1.3 57%
13 PARKS AND RECREATION-11/15 NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
14 CASTLE-11/12 ABC 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
15 OFFICE-11/15 NBC 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
16 LAST MAN STANDING-11/16 ABC 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
17 MENTALIST, THE-11/18 CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
18 90210-11/12 CW 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
19 HART OF DIXIE-11/13 CW 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
20 GREY’S ANATOMY-11/15 ABC 3.2 4.8 1.6 50%
21 MOB DOCTOR-11/12 FOX 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
22 GOSSIP GIRL-MON-11/12 CW 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%
23 MODERN FAMILY-11/14 ABC 4.6 6.8 2.2 48%
24 HAWAII FIVE-0-11/12 CBS 2.1 3.1 1.0 48%
25 PARENTHOOD-11/13 NBC 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%

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).

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 MODERN FAMILY-11/14 ABC 11885 16521 4636 39%
2 REVOLUTION-11/12 NBC 7104 11094 3990 56%
3 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-11/15 CBS 17633 21537 3904 22%
4 CASTLE-11/12 ABC 10095 13935 3840 38%
5 ELEMENTARY-11/15 CBS 10746 14550 3804 35%
6 HAWAII FIVE-0-11/12 CBS 7959 11360 3401 43%
7 PERSON OF INTEREST-11/15 CBS 14587 17978 3391 23%
8 GREY’S ANATOMY-11/15 ABC 8836 12109 3273 37%
9 NCIS-11/13 CBS 17053 20305 3252 19%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS-11/14 CBS 12196 15426 3230 26%
11 NASHVILLE-11/14 ABC 5929 8899 2970 50%
12 GRIMM-11/16 NBC 5032 8001 2969 59%
13 GLEE-11/15 FOX 5217 8159 2942 56%
14 CSI-11/14 CBS 11014 13880 2866 26%
15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-11/13 CBS 15771 18457 2686 17%
16 NEW GIRL-11/13 FOX 4349 6947 2598 60%
17 CHICAGO FIRE-11/14 NBC 5770 8336 2566 44%
18 MENTALIST, THE-11/18 CBS 8069 10556 2487 31%
19 MIKE & MOLLY-11/12 CBS 9235 11640 2405 26%
20 2 BROKE GIRLS-11/12 CBS 8942 11332 2390 27%
21 BONES-11/12 FOX 6937 9301 2364 34%
22 VEGAS-11/13 CBS 10409 12759 2350 23%
23 TWO AND A HALF MEN-11/15 CBS 13870 16213 2343 17%
24 SCANDAL-11/15 ABC 6018 8334 2316 38%
25 PARENTHOOD-11/13 NBC 4820 6912 2092 43%


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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