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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Leads Adults 18-49 Ratings and Tops Viewership Gains; 'Private Practice' Earns Biggest Percentage Gains in Week 11

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December 24th, 2012

 

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 eleventh week of the 2012-2013 season (December 3-December 9),The Big Bang Theory 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 1.9 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Private Practice topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 92% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Big Bang Theory led total Viewership gains, adding 4.090 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:

 

Shows Net 18-49 L+SD (rating) 18-49 L+7 (Rating) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
Big Bang Theory, THE-12/06 CBS 5.2 7.1 1.9 37%
GREY'S ANATOMY-12/06 ABC 3.0 4.8 1.8 60%
New Girl-12/04 FOX 2.0 3.5 1.5 75%
OFFICE-12/06 NBC 2.1 3.5 1.4 67%
Criminal Minds-12/05 CBS 3.0 4.3 1.3 43%
Nashville-12/05 ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
Castle-12/03 ABC 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
Elementary-12/06 CBS 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
Glee-12/06 FOX 2.2 3.4 1.2 55%
Private Practice-12/04 ABC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
Person Of Interest-12/06 CBS 2.9 4.0 1.1 38%
Family Guy-12/09 FOX 2.8 3.9 1.1 39%
Two and a Half Men-12/06 CBS 4.0 5.0 1.0 25%
2 Broke Girls-12/03 CBS 3.5 4.5 1.0 29%
How I Met Your Mother-12/03 CBS 3.1 4.1 1.0 32%
Mentalist, THE-12/09 CBS 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
SCANDAL-12/06 ABC 2.5 3.4 0.9 36%
Hawaii Five-0-12/03 CBS 2.3 3.2 0.9 39%
MIKE & MOLLY-12/03 CBS 3.1 3.9 0.8 26%
BONES-12/03 FOX 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
PARENTHOOD-12/04 NBC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
Law And Order:SVU-12/05 NBC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
PARKS AND RECREATION-12/06 NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
MIDDLE, THE-12/05 ABC 2.3 3.0 0.7 30%
MINDY PROJECT-12/04 FOX 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%

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

Shows Net 18-49 L+SD (Rating) 18-49 L+7 (Rating) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
Private Practice-12/04 ABC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
Hart Of Dixie-12/04 CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
Fringe-12/07 FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
New Girl-12/04 FOX 2.0 3.5 1.5 75%
Castle-12/03 ABC 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
Gossip Girl-MON-12/03 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
OFFICE-12/06 NBC 2.1 3.5 1.4 67%
30 ROCK-12/06 NBC 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
Nashville-12/05 ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
Mentalist, THE-12/09 CBS 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
Beauty And The Beast-12/06 CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
GREY'S ANATOMY-12/06 ABC 3.0 4.8 1.8 60%
Elementary-12/06 CBS 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
Supernatural-12/05 CW 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
Glee-12/06 FOX 2.2 3.4 1.2 55%
MINDY PROJECT-12/04 FOX 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
PARKS AND RECREATION-12/06 NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
Vampire Diaries-12/06 CW 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
Up All Night-12/06 NBC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
Law And Order:SVU-12/05 NBC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
PARENTHOOD-12/04 NBC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
Criminal Minds-12/05 CBS 3.0 4.3 1.3 43%
Raising Hope-12/04 FOX 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
BONES-12/03 FOX 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
Last Resort-12/06 ABC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%

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:

Shows Net Viewership L+SD (000) Viewership L+7 (000) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
Big Bang Theory, THE-12/06 CBS 16945 21035 4090 24%
Castle-12/03 ABC 8501 12573 4072 48%
GREY'S ANATOMY-12/06 ABC 9104 12860 3756 41%
Elementary-12/06 CBS 10336 14004 3668 35%
Hawaii Five-0-12/03 CBS 9319 12920 3601 39%
Person Of Interest-12/06 CBS 14192 17609 3417 24%
Mentalist, THE-12/09 CBS 7943 11310 3367 42%
Criminal Minds-12/05 CBS 11326 14493 3167 28%
Blue Bloods-12/07 CBS 11172 14110 2938 26%
Nashville-12/05 ABC 5951 8737 2786 47%
Chicago Fire-12/05 NBC 7210 9827 2617 36%
Glee-12/06 FOX 5434 7977 2543 47%
New Girl-12/04 FOX 4103 6503 2400 58%
OFFICE-12/06 NBC 4162 6525 2363 57%
Private Practice-12/04 ABC 4425 6772 2347 53%
SCANDAL-12/06 ABC 7393 9723 2330 32%
BONES-12/03 FOX 7288 9548 2260 31%
Law And Order:SVU-12/05 NBC 6155 8357 2202 36%
Two and a Half Men-12/06 CBS 13502 15651 2149 16%
2 Broke Girls-12/03 CBS 10170 12311 2141 21%
Family Guy-12/09 FOX 5635 7620 1985 35%
MIKE & MOLLY-12/03 CBS 10226 12131 1905 19%
PARENTHOOD-12/04 NBC 4983 6860 1877 38%
CSI: NY-12/07 CBS 9951 11761 1810 18%
How I Met Your Mother-12/03 CBS 8264 10064 1800 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.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data:©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

 
  • rob60990

    And Happy Endings goes back to not being able to make the list. :D

  • Nick

    I don’t usually take L+7 ratings seriously, but The CW must be happy with that increase for HOD.

  • coonio

    nice jump for Castle

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Happy Endings A18-49 rtg increase = 38%, 1.3 -> 1.8
    Don’t Trust the B— A18-49 rtg increase = 33%. 1.2 -> 1.6

  • Oliver

    @Robert Seidman

    Thanks for that.

    Do you have the figures for Go On/The New Normal?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Oliver, no problem:

    Go On 18-49 rtg increase = 17%, 2.4 -> 2.8
    New Normal ” = 35%, 1.7 -> 2.3

  • Oliver

    Great stuff, thanks again.

  • Kyle

    THE MIDDLE IS FINALLY ON THIS LIST!!!!!!!!

    Also great rise for Castle!

  • lll

    My God POI is steady as a rock.
    Good to see CW shows on the list.
    Wish DVR ratings and online viewing would count toward renewal. It’s a shame that Nielsen has all that power.

  • Tyler D

    @rob60990

    You have too much free time on your hands.

  • Mi

    @Robert do you have Arrow’s figures too by any chance?

  • POI

    what about arrow??

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Arrow = up 36% w/18-49 from 1.1 to a 1.5 rtg.

  • Mimi

    Robert, any number for 90210? It’s really bizarre not seing 90210 there…

  • Mi

    Thanks Robert!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    90210 A18-49 rtg up 40%, from a 0.5 to a 0.7.

  • forg

    Nice to see The Middle here up 3.0 from 2.3! The show rarely makes it here

  • Judy912

    Great to see ‘Castle’ doing so well.

  • Nicole

    These dont seem right… i know a lot of people watched Parenthood but it doesnt seem to reflect in the table above. hmm.

  • Mimi

    Thanks!

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