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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'How I Met Your Mother' Leads Adults 18-49 Ratings; 'Private Practice' Earns Biggest Percentage Gains, 'NCIS' Viewership Gains in Week 13

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January 7th, 2013

 

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 thirteenth week of the 2012-2013 season (December 17-December 23), How I Met Your Mother 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 1.1 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Private Practice topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 75% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

NCIS  led total Viewership gains, adding 3.071 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 (%)
How I Met Your Mother-12/17 CBS 3.4 4.5 1.1 32%
NCIS-12/18 CBS 3.3 4.3 1.0 30%
Family Guy-12/23 FOX 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
Private Practice-12/18 ABC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
2 Broke Girls-12/17 CBS 3.5 4.4 0.9 26%
Hawaii Five-0-12/17 CBS 2.4 3.3 0.9 38%
Chicago Fire-12/19 NBC 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
MIKE & MOLLY-12/17 CBS 3.3 4.0 0.7 21%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES-12/18 CBS 3.0 3.6 0.6 20%
Fringe-12/21 FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
VOICE-12/17 NBC 4.2 4.8 0.6 14%
Happy Endings-12/18 ABC 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
X-FACTOR-WED-12/19 FOX 2.7 3.2 0.5 19%
VOICE-TUE-12/18 NBC 4.9 5.4 0.5 10%
VEGAS-12/18 CBS 1.6 2.0 0.4 25%
American Dad-12/23 FOX 2.0 2.4 0.4 20%
DON'T Trust The B-APT 23-12/18 ABC 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
X-FACTOR-THU-12/20 FOX 3.1 3.4 0.3 10%
Gossip Girl-MON-12/17 CW 0.8 1.0 0.2 25%
CRIMETIME SATURDAY-12/22 CBS 0.3 0.4 0.1 33%
CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM-12/22 CBS 0.3 0.4 0.1 33%
Rock Center-B. WILLIAMS-12/20 NBC 0.8 0.9 0.1 13%
Extreme Makeover:HOME ED.-12/17 ABC 1.2 1.2 0.0 0%
OT, THE-12/23 FOX 4.0 4.0 0.0 0%
COPS-12/22 FOX 0.9 0.9 0.0 0%

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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-12/18 ABC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
Fringe-12/21 FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
Chicago Fire-12/19 NBC 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
Family Guy-12/23 FOX 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
Happy Endings-12/18 ABC 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
Hawaii Five-0-12/17 CBS 2.4 3.3 0.9 38%
CRIMETIME SATURDAY-12/22 CBS 0.3 0.4 0.1 33%
CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM-12/22 CBS 0.3 0.4 0.1 33%
How I Met Your Mother-12/17 CBS 3.4 4.5 1.1 32%
NCIS-12/18 CBS 3.3 4.3 1.0 30%
DON'T Trust The B-APT 23-12/18 ABC 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
2 Broke Girls-12/17 CBS 3.5 4.4 0.9 26%
VEGAS-12/18 CBS 1.6 2.0 0.4 25%
Gossip Girl-MON-12/17 CW 0.8 1.0 0.2 25%
MIKE & MOLLY-12/17 CBS 3.3 4.0 0.7 21%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES-12/18 CBS 3.0 3.6 0.6 20%
American Dad-12/23 FOX 2.0 2.4 0.4 20%
X-FACTOR-WED-12/19 FOX 2.7 3.2 0.5 19%
VOICE-12/17 NBC 4.2 4.8 0.6 14%
Rock Center-B. WILLIAMS-12/20 NBC 0.8 0.9 0.1 13%
VOICE-TUE-12/18 NBC 4.9 5.4 0.5 10%
X-FACTOR-THU-12/20 FOX 3.1 3.4 0.3 10%
Extreme Makeover:HOME ED.-12/17 ABC 1.2 1.2 0.0 0%
OT, THE-12/23 FOX 4.0 4.0 0.0 0%
COPS-12/22 FOX 0.9 0.9 0.0 0%

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 (%)
NCIS-12/18 CBS 19591 22662 3071 16%
Hawaii Five-0-12/17 CBS 10536 13539 3003 29%
Chicago Fire-12/19 NBC 6748 9354 2606 39%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES-12/18 CBS 15482 18023 2541 16%
VEGAS-12/18 CBS 9822 12074 2252 23%
Private Practice-12/18 ABC 3843 5914 2071 54%
2 Broke Girls-12/17 CBS 10219 12258 2039 20%
How I Met Your Mother-12/17 CBS 8696 10702 2006 23%
MIKE & MOLLY-12/17 CBS 10792 12697 1905 18%
Family Guy-12/23 FOX 5491 7292 1801 33%
Fringe-12/21 FOX 3021 4360 1339 44%
VOICE-12/17 NBC 13368 14588 1220 9%
VOICE-TUE-12/18 NBC 14129 15324 1195 8%
X-FACTOR-WED-12/19 FOX 8349 9223 874 10%
American Dad-12/23 FOX 4214 5063 849 20%
Happy Endings-12/18 ABC 3161 3988 827 26%
X-FACTOR-THU-12/20 FOX 9663 10414 751 8%
DON'T Trust The B-APT 23-12/18 ABC 2535 3177 642 25%
CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM-12/22 CBS 2510 2944 434 17%
CRIMETIME SATURDAY-12/22 CBS 2861 3258 397 14%
Gossip Girl-MON-12/17 CW 1532 1845 313 20%
Rock Center-B. WILLIAMS-12/20 NBC 3504 3766 262 7%
Dateline FRI-12/21 NBC 3748 3995 247 7%
Extreme Makeover:HOME ED.-12/17 ABC 4694 4911 217 5%
COPS-12/22 FOX 3046 3203 157 5%

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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.

 

 
  • D’Arcy

    I, for one, welcome the 9th season of HIMYM with open arms.

  • Linda E.

    Good increase again for HF-0. Yay !!!

  • FringeFan

    The series finale of Fringe will dominate the Live+7 DVR among % gains in a few weeks. I foresee it surpassing a 2.0+ 18-49 L+7 (Rating), however, that could just be my wishful thinking.

  • CJ

    I second what D’Arcy says :)

  • John A

    GG only gained .2 for its finale.

  • CenterGravity

    Great showing for Fringe, Hawaii Five-O, and Chicago Fire.

  • Ivy

    Go H50!

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    hopefully this plot and no competition on next monday will boost HIMYM to ~4.0

  • torylicious

    Gossip Girl in it 1 point and 1.8 millions for the finale

  • Wright

    Good for Fringe!!! Glad to see it going out strong.

  • Zach

    Happy Endings skews really young when it comes to DVR viewing it appears. A .5 jump with less than 900K viewers.

  • Don’t be lowclass

    2 broke girls…sucks. Watched the first season and it should have been canceled. Nothing but lame, low class, and lackluster jokes. Sex jokes can be funny from time to time but this show is garbage. Most of the mail viewers only watch the show because they only understand lowbrow humor or they want to have sex with the two “broken” girls.

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