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Updated Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Tops Adults 18-49 Ratings Increase & Total Viewership Gains; 'Sleepy Hollow' Earns Biggest Percentage Increase in Premiere Week

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October 13th, 2013

The Big Bang Theory Season 2 Episode 7

 

Our source for Live+7 DVR ratings includes only original, regular programs, excluding repeats (which are unlikely to be heavily DVR viewed). Do the Live+7 ratings tell us anything about a show's renewal prospects we didn't already know from the Live+Same Day ratings?  No.  Click here to learn more.

During the premiere week  of the 2013-2014 season (September 23-29), The Big Bang Theory special 8:30PM episode 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 gaining 2.5 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Sleepy Hollow topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 70% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist led total Viewership gains, adding 5.696 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-SPCL CBS 6.1 8.6 2.5 +41%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 4.7 7.0 2.3 +49%
Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 5.5 7.8 2.3 +42%
SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3.1 5.3 2.2 +71%
Modern Family SP-9/25 ABC 4.3 6.5 2.2 +51%
Modern Family ABC 4.1 6.2 2.1 +51%
GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 3.4 5.1 1.7 +50%
BLACKLIST NBC 3.8 5.5 1.7 +45%
CRAZY ONES, THE CBS 3.9 5.4 1.5 +38%
Elementary CBS 2.1 3.5 1.4 +67%
New Girl FOX 2.1 3.4 1.3 +62%
Criminal Minds CBS 2.8 4.1 1.3 +46%
NCIS CBS 3.6 4.8 1.2 +33%
Glee FOX 2.0 3.2 1.2 +60%
Castle ABC 2.2 3.4 1.2 +55%
Once Upon A Time ABC 2.6 3.8 1.2 +46%
HOSTAGES CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 +67%
Nashville ABC 2.0 3.2 1.1 +60%
Law And Order:SVU NBC 2.7 3.8 1.1 +41%
REVENGE ABC 2.3 3.5 1.1 +52%
PARENTHOOD NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 +69%
VOICE NBC 5.1 6.1 1.1 +20%
REVOLUTION NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 +61%
Chicago Fire NBC 2.7 3.7 1.1 +37%
2 Broke Girls CBS 2.8 3.9 1.1 +39%

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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 (%)
SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3.1 5.3 2.2 +71%
PARENTHOOD NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 +69%
Elementary CBS 2.1 3.5 1.4 +67%
HOSTAGES CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 +67%
New Girl FOX 2.1 3.4 1.3 +62%
REVOLUTION NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 +61%
Glee FOX 2.0 3.2 1.2 +60%
Nashville ABC 2.0 3.2 1.1 +60%
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 1.6 2.5 0.9 +56%
Mentalist, THE CBS 1.6 2.5 0.9 +56%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.8 2.8 1.0 +56%
CSI CBS 2.0 3.1 1.0 +55%
Castle ABC 2.2 3.4 1.2 +55%
PARKS AND RECREATION NBC 1.3 2.0 0.7 +54%
REVENGE ABC 2.3 3.5 1.1 +52%
Modern Family ABC 4.1 6.2 2.1 +51%
Modern Family SP-9/25 ABC 4.3 6.5 2.2 +51%
GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 3.4 5.1 1.7 +50%
Last Man Standing ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 +50%
Hawaii Five-0 CBS 1.6 2.4 0.9 +50%
AMERICA'S TOP MOD-14 G&G CW 0.4 0.6 0.2 +50%
CAPTURE CW 0.2 0.3 0.1 +50%
WHOSE LINE IS IT-9/23 1 CW 0.2 0.3 0.0 +50%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 4.7 7.0 2.3 +49%
MINDY PROJECT FOX 1.5 2.2 0.8 +47%

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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 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-SPCL CBS 20,439 26,145 +5,706 28%
BLACKLIST NBC 12,583 18,279 +5,696 45%
Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 18,994 24,158 +5,164 27%
SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 8,586 13,543 +4,957 58%
Elementary CBS 10,183 15,101 +4,918 48%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 12,121 17,011 +4,890 40%
NCIS CBS 20,020 24,667 +4,647 23%
Modern Family SP-9/25 ABC 11,710 16,264 +4,554 39%
Castle ABC 11,459 15,916 +4,457 39%
Person Of Interest CBS 12,436 16,762 +4,326 35%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 11,655 15,936 +4,281 37%
CRAZY ONES, THE CBS 15,515 19,733 +4,218 27%
GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 9,275 13,162 +3,887 42%
Criminal Minds CBS 11,265 14,865 +3,600 32%
Blue Bloods CBS 11,695 15,269 +3,574 31%
HOSTAGES CBS 7,410 10,971 +3,561 48%
Chicago Fire NBC 8,899 12,420 +3,521 40%
CSI CBS 9,118 12,498 +3,380 37%
Hawaii Five-0 CBS 9,461 12,625 +3,164 33%
Mentalist, THE CBS 9,697 12,854 +3,157 33%
REVENGE ABC 8,106 11,045 +2,939 36%
MICHAEL J FOX SHOW NBC 7,503 10,398 +2,895 39%
Nashville ABC 6,499 9,350 +2,851 44%
Law And Order:SVU NBC 9,584 12,433 +2,849 30%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16,353 19,170 +2,817 17%

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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.

To see the previous most DVR'd TV Shows lists click here.

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.

Do the Live+7 ratings tell us anything about a show's renewal prospects we didn't already know from the Live+Same Day ratings?  No.  Click here to learn more.

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

 

 
  • ErwanFromFrance

    This is damn good for Grey’s Anatomy ! A 5.1 is huge for a show in it’s 10th season. I still think season 11 should be the show’s last, and I’m a fan.
    The numbers just shows one thing : Parenthood is just at the wrong place in the thursday 10pm slot ! The Live+7Days numbers are the exact same than last year (around 2.7) with lowest ratings, people still watch it ! Parentood is such an excellent series and deserves so much better :/

  • Sebastian P

    Yes! Agents of SHIELD.
    Glee a little bit down but great! I wonder the DVR numbers for the Cory tribute episode.
    Revenge, OUAT and GA normal but good.
    Sorry for Hostages, great show but it’s not enough

  • SHERI

    GREAT jump for Hawaii 5-0 !!!

    Love it’s new home on Friday nights !!!

  • Boiler

    I always find these interesting as I think it is a guide to how really popular a show is. As there are no reality shows in these lists it appears to show that they are watched live, which is unfortunate, but much of their competition is still very popular. Does any site have a complete list of all shows. Would be interested to see a final ranking. Nice to see some shows do really well that got ripped on at initial ratings

  • Flame

    TBBT Top List: 5.5 + 2.2 -> 7.7 not 7.8

  • Revfan

    Why is Revolution in red. Anyone knows what that means?

  • omabin

    I actually second Boiler’s question. Is there a systematic list of this kind with all shows?

  • Sarah

    @Amanda/@Bill

    Bones numbers?

  • CBSviewer

    CSI increased of 1.1 rating point not 1.0 !

  • HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    @Revfan
    You’ve clicked on Revolution before. Click on another show and it will be highlighted in red.

  • Reprise

    Revolutions Live + 7 viewer numbers are matching(If not bettering) the Live + 7 numbers from the back half of Season 1(Which had The Voice as a lead in).

    Proves that Revolutions core audience has moved to Wednesday with the show and that The Voice did nothing for it from Ep 11 onwards of Season 1.

    R.I.P Revolution right? ;)

  • Allysa

    Sheri, I think u got confused, sigh. H50 ended with just a 2.4 demo after those DVR numbers. No that hot, it is the lowest CBS demo for any show in that list. Looks like people is not even DVR it :(

  • Kissan

    So this means if the people that DVR’d Nashville didn’t DVR it and watched it live, that means Nashville would’ve had 9.35 mill. viewers and a 3.2? Awesome!!! Thats skews quite young for Nashville. That also means if people didn’t DVR SVU and watched it live it would’ve had a 3.8 and 12.43 mill. viewers.

    Who else thinks that The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Nashville and Sleepy Hollow are all gonna be here for a long time because I think so. They all have good DVR numbers.

  • Jonay

    Why didn’t NBC premire a new show after the Americas Got Talent finale??

  • Nikki

    Glad to see a boost for Parenthood.. this thursday night thing is killing it. And nice to see Hostages on the list too. Seems people watch it later.. les hope that continues.

  • Kissan

    Everybody what show do ya’ll think should be put after the Superbowl this year for FOX and next year for NBC? I think B99 and New Girl should go after the superbowl this year and next year The Blacklist or the NBC comedies could go after it.

  • Revfan

    HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)
    Thanks.
    Does this help any for renewal?

  • Austin

    When you see numbers like this for Parenthood, stay with the show! I’m sure that if the fans stay with the show and try to watch live more that it will be saved next year.

  • Alan

    Pleased to see that Revenge’s audience is still here, but they DVR it lol.
    Great for Sleepy Hollow and 2 Broke Girls too!

  • Stephen Judson

    Will these numbers matter when it comes to the the renewal/cancellation process?

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