Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Again Leads Adults 18-49 Ratings Increase & Tops Total Viewership Gains; ‘90210’ Earns Biggest Percentage Increase in Week 34

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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 thirty-fourth week  of the 2012-2013 season (May 13-19), 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 2.2 adults 18-49 ratings points.

90210 topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 150% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Big Bang Theory led total Viewership gains, adding 4.863 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 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/16 CBS 4.8 7.0 2.2 46%
2 MODERN FAMILY-05/15 ABC 3.6 5.6 2.0 56%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/16 ABC 3.1 4.5 1.4 45%
4 NEW GIRL-05/14 FOX 2.1 3.5 1.4 67%
5 OFFICE-05/16 NBC 3.0 4.4 1.4 47%
6 REVOLUTION-05/13 NBC 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
7 GRIMM-05/14 NBC 1.7 3.0 1.3 76%
8 ELEMENTARY-05/16 CBS 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
9 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-05/13 CBS 3.4 4.5 1.1 32%
10 NCIS-05/14 CBS 3.4 4.5 1.1 32%
11 CRIMINAL MINDS-05/15 CBS 2.5 3.6 1.1 44%
12 HANNIBAL-05/16 NBC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
13 2 BROKE GIRLS-05/13 CBS 3.0 4.0 1.0 33%
14 CSI-05/15 CBS 2.0 3.0 1.0 50%
15 CHICAGO FIRE-05/15 NBC 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
16 CASTLE-05/13 ABC 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
17 NASHVILLE-05/15 ABC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/14 CBS 2.5 3.4 0.9 36%
19 MIKE & MOLLY-05/13 CBS 2.4 3.3 0.9 38%
20 FAMILY GUY-05/19 FOX 2.6 3.5 0.9 35%
21 SCANDAL-05/16 ABC 3.2 4.0 0.8 25%
22 HAWAII FIVE-0-05/13 CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
23 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-05/15 NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
24 VOICE-05/13 NBC 3.8 4.5 0.7 18%
25 VOICE-TUE-05/14 NBC 3.5 4.2 0.7 20%


Largest 18-49 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 90210-05/13 CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
2 HANNIBAL-05/16 NBC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
3 GRIMM-05/14 NBC 1.7 3.0 1.3 76%
4 REVOLUTION-05/13 NBC 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
5 NEW GIRL-05/14 FOX 2.1 3.5 1.4 67%
6 ELEMENTARY-05/16 CBS 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
7 MODERN FAMILY-05/15 ABC 3.6 5.6 2.0 56%
8 NASHVILLE-05/15 ABC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
9 VAMPIRE DIARIES-05/16 CW 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
10 CHICAGO FIRE-05/15 NBC 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
11 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-05/15 NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
12 CSI-05/15 CBS 2.0 3.0 1.0 50%
13 OFFICE-05/16 NBC 3.0 4.4 1.4 47%
14 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/16 CBS 4.8 7.0 2.2 46%
15 MINDY PROJECT-05/14 FOX 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/16 ABC 3.1 4.5 1.4 45%
17 CRIMINAL MINDS-05/15 CBS 2.5 3.6 1.1 44%
18 HAWAII FIVE-0-05/13 CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
19 ARROW-05/15 CW 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
20 CASTLE-05/13 ABC 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
21 BODY OF PROOF-05/14 ABC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
22 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-05/16 CW 0.5 0.7 0.2 40%
23 MIKE & MOLLY-05/13 CBS 2.4 3.3 0.9 38%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/14 CBS 2.5 3.4 0.9 36%
25 FAMILY GUY-05/19 FOX 2.6 3.5 0.9 35%

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 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 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/16 CBS 15479 20342 4863 31%
2 MODERN FAMILY-05/15 ABC 9804 13897 4093 42%
3 CASTLE-05/13 ABC 11162 14623 3461 31%
4 ELEMENTARY-05/16 CBS 8984 12423 3439 38%
5 NCIS-05/14 CBS 18788 22224 3436 18%
6 REVOLUTION-05/13 NBC 5514 8948 3434 62%
7 CHICAGO FIRE-05/15 NBC 6675 9838 3163 47%
8 GRIMM-05/14 NBC 5358 8465 3107 58%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/16 ABC 8992 12039 3047 34%
10 HAWAII FIVE-0-05/13 CBS 7856 10827 2971 38%
11 CSI-05/15 CBS 9525 12390 2865 30%
12 CRIMINAL MINDS-05/15 CBS 10333 13161 2828 27%
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/14 CBS 13522 16275 2753 20%
14 SCANDAL-05/16 ABC 9124 11601 2477 27%
15 OFFICE-05/16 NBC 5692 8073 2381 42%
16 NASHVILLE-05/15 ABC 5246 7481 2235 43%
17 BODY OF PROOF-05/14 ABC 8598 10823 2225 26%
18 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-05/15 NBC 6280 8502 2222 35%
19 NEW GIRL-05/14 FOX 4069 6279 2210 54%
20 MIKE & MOLLY-05/13 CBS 8313 10455 2142 26%
21 2 BROKE GIRLS-05/13 CBS 8942 11069 2127 24%
22 HANNIBAL-05/16 NBC 2449 4394 1945 79%
23 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-05/13 CBS 8567 10442 1875 22%
24 VOICE-05/13 NBC 11292 12988 1696 15%
25 VOICE-TUE-05/14 NBC 10470 12140 1670 16%


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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