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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Leads Adults 18-49 Ratings Gain; 'Hart of Dixie' Earns Biggest Percentage Increase, 'Elementary' Scores Biggest Viewership Rise in Week 19

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February 19th, 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 eighteenth week of the 2012-2013 season (January 28-February 1), 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 2.0 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Hart Of Dixie topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 80% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

Elementary led total Viewership gains, adding 4.274 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-01/31 CBS 5.4 7.4 2.0 37%
FOLLOWING, THE-01/28 FOX 3.3 5.1 1.8 55%
GREY'S ANATOMY-01/31 ABC 2.8 4.5 1.7 61%
New Girl-01/29 FOX 2.6 4.1 1.5 58%
Elementary-01/31 CBS 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
Glee-01/31 FOX 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
SCANDAL-01/31 ABC 2.7 3.8 1.1 41%
Person Of Interest-01/31 CBS 3.2 4.3 1.1 34%
OFFICE-01/31 NBC 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
NCIS-01/29 CBS 3.8 4.8 1.0 26%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES-01/29 CBS 3.1 4.1 1.0 32%
American Idol-THURSDAY-01/31 FOX 4.5 5.5 1.0 22%
American Idol-WEDNESDAY-01/30 FOX 5.5 6.4 0.9 16%
BONES-01/28 FOX 2.6 3.5 0.9 35%
Law And Order:SVU-01/30 NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
Two and a Half Men-01/31 CBS 3.9 4.7 0.8 21%
MINDY PROJECT-01/29 FOX 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
Chicago Fire-01/30 NBC 2.1 2.8 0.7 33%
30 ROCK-01/31 NBC 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
BACHELOR, THE-01/28 ABC 2.5 3.1 0.6 24%
Suburgatory-01/30 ABC 1.8 2.4 0.6 33%
Last Man Standing-02/01 ABC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
Happy Endings-01/29 ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
VEGAS-01/29 CBS 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
Blue Bloods-02/01 CBS 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%

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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 (%)
Hart Of Dixie-01/29 CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
Elementary-01/31 CBS 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
GREY'S ANATOMY-01/31 ABC 2.8 4.5 1.7 61%
New Girl-01/29 FOX 2.6 4.1 1.5 58%
Glee-01/31 FOX 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
Arrow-01/30 CW 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
FOLLOWING, THE-01/28 FOX 3.3 5.1 1.8 55%
Law And Order:SVU-01/30 NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
OFFICE-01/31 NBC 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
Happy Endings-01/29 ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
Kitchen Nightmares-02/01 FOX 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
90210-01/28 CW 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%
Nikita-02/01 CW 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%
Vampire Diaries-01/31 CW 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
NEW NORMAL-01/29 NBC 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
Supernatural-01/30 CW 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
Last Man Standing-02/01 ABC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
Malibu Country-02/01 ABC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
DECEPTION-01/28 NBC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
MINDY PROJECT-01/29 FOX 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
SCANDAL-01/31 ABC 2.7 3.8 1.1 41%
Blue Bloods-02/01 CBS 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
CSI: NY-02/01 CBS 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
CARRIE DIARIES-01/28 CW 0.5 0.7 0.2 40%
Go On-01/29 NBC 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%

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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:

Shows Net Viewership L+SD (000) Viewership L+7 (000) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
Elementary-01/31 CBS 10900 15174 4274 39%
Big Bang Theory, THE-01/31 CBS 17761 21874 4113 23%
FOLLOWING, THE-01/28 FOX 10103 14214 4111 41%
Person Of Interest-01/31 CBS 15708 19337 3629 23%
NCIS-01/29 CBS 22066 25550 3484 16%
GREY'S ANATOMY-01/31 ABC 8930 12407 3477 39%
Blue Bloods-02/01 CBS 11497 14568 3071 27%
SCANDAL-01/31 ABC 8093 11126 3033 37%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES-01/29 CBS 17297 20227 2930 17%
Glee-01/31 FOX 5484 8103 2619 48%
American Idol-THURSDAY-01/31 FOX 13798 16396 2598 19%
Chicago Fire-01/30 NBC 7314 9871 2557 35%
VEGAS-01/29 CBS 11228 13734 2506 22%
New Girl-01/29 FOX 4735 7142 2407 51%
Law And Order:SVU-01/30 NBC 6423 8641 2218 35%
BONES-01/28 FOX 9253 11445 2192 24%
American Idol-WEDNESDAY-01/30 FOX 15728 17900 2172 14%
CSI: NY-02/01 CBS 10387 12396 2009 19%
Two and a Half Men-01/31 CBS 13699 15620 1921 14%
OFFICE-01/31 NBC 4451 6366 1915 43%
Last Man Standing-02/01 ABC 6921 8498 1577 23%
Malibu Country-02/01 ABC 5991 7359 1368 23%
DECEPTION-01/28 NBC 3731 5053 1322 35%
Arrow-01/30 CW 2980 4282 1302 44%
30 ROCK-01/31 NBC 4885 6127 1242 25%

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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.

 

 
  • lola

    SCANDAL

  • Jade

    Love Hart of Dixie, happy to see it doing well for the CW

  • Paul P

    Go VEGAS – what a great show.

  • Tony ^_^

    “New Girl”! :D Barely got a 4.0+ with DVR but it beats out a majority of the shows on that list! :D

    But it skews very young… Look at its viewers! :o

  • Lauren

    Hello Hart Of Dixie season 3!

  • PixieLavender

    Awhhh what about The Vampire Diaries?

  • Flame

    Good but irrelevant for Hart of Dixie. But it shows that it still gets the usual 0.9 it always gets, this was just a week that less people watched it live.

  • chris23

    I know Arrow was not as strong that week but I’m still impressed with dvr #s for the show. Not to mention Arrow made the top 25 in total viewers adding over 1.3 million viewers to bring its total viewership to over 4 million easily.

    @ POI you stated that you were impressed because Arrow made the top 25 total viewers gained when most of the other nets were airing originals, I think you weren’t sure if Arrow was the first CW show to do this, this season..

    The Vampire Diaries also made the Top 25 in all 3 categories a couple months ago at #23 in total viewers adding over 1.4 million total viewers, it made the top 25 like #21 I believe for adding 0.7 in demo points and was in the top 15 for percentage points at 50% for bringing its live 1.4 up to a 2.1 with dvr as well.. It is nice to see two CW shows atleast making top 25 appearances in the total viewers and not just percentages!

  • Carrie

    Woo-HOO POI and Elementary! \o/ Awesome stuff! :)

  • Brandy

    Yeah HoD!

  • KT

    YAYYYY for Hart of Dixie!!!

  • Diane

    Tonight’s episode of Hart of Dixie , ” the Gambler” along with Nat Geo’s Killing Lincoln are the three best hours of tv programing this week.

  • JR35

    Thanks for posting. The end date for the tracked week, though, is Feb. 3. :)

  • Revenger

    Is it just me, or is 90210 not doing as bad as I thought with the DVR factored in?

  • Jarrod

    @Revenger: DVR ratings are one of the reasons why 90210 has been renewed in the past, so I think that this is a positive spin for it possibly being renewed for a sixth and final season.

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