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Updated Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Tops Adults 18-49 Ratings Increase, 'New Girl' Earns Biggest Percentage Increase + 'The Blacklist' Tops Viewership Gains in Week 2

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October 20th, 2013

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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 second week  of the 2013-2014 season (September 30 - October 6), 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 gaining 2.4 adults 18-49 ratings points.

New Girl topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 89% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist led total Viewership gains, adding 6.504 million viewers via DVR between Live + Same Day and Live + 7 Day ratings.

We'll add the total viewership table when that data arrives on Monday.

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 CBS 5.2 7.6 +2.4 +46%
BLACKLIST NBC 3.3 5.5 +2.2 +67%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 3.3 5.4 +2.1 +64%
SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3.0 5.1 +2.1 +70%
Modern Family ABC 4.2 6.2 +2.0 +48%
GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 3.1 4.9 +1.8 +58%
New Girl FOX 1.9 3.6 +1.7 +89%
Elementary CBS 2.0 3.5 +1.5 +75%
SCANDAL ABC 3.6 4.9 +1.3 +36%
How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.1 4.4 +1.3 +42%
Nashville ABC 1.9 3.2 +1.3 +68%
Criminal Minds CBS 2.7 4.0 +1.3 +48%
Chicago Fire NBC 2.6 3.9 +1.3 +50%
NCIS CBS 3.5 4.7 +1.2 +34%
Once Upon A Time ABC 2.6 3.8 +1.2 +46%
CRAZY ONES, THE CBS 2.9 4.0 +1.1 +38%
CSI CBS 2.1 3.2 +1.1 +52%
Glee FOX 1.6 2.7 +1.1 +69%
PARENTHOOD NBC 1.5 2.6 +1.1 +73%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.4 2.5 +1.1 +79%
VOICE NBC 4.7 5.8 +1.1 +23%
Castle ABC 2.2 3.3 +1.1 +50%
VOICE-TUE NBC 4.5 5.5 +1.0 +22%
2 Broke Girls CBS 2.4 3.4 +1.0 +42%
REVENGE ABC 1.9 2.9 +1.0 +53%

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

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).

Shows Net 18-49 L+SD (Rating) 18-49 L+7 (Rating) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
New Girl FOX 1.9 3.6 +1.7 +89%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.4 2.5 +1.1 +79%
Elementary CBS 2.0 3.5 +1.5 +75%
AMERICA'S TOP MOD-14 G&G CW 0.4 0.7 +0.3 +75%
PARENTHOOD NBC 1.5 2.6 +1.1 +73%
SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3.0 5.1 +2.1 +70%
Glee FOX 1.6 2.7 +1.1 +69%
Nashville ABC 1.9 3.2 +1.3 +68%
BLACKLIST NBC 3.3 5.5 +2.2 +67%
HOSTAGES CBS 1.5 2.5 +1.0 +67%
Vampire Diaries CW 1.2 2.0 +0.8 +67%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 3.3 5.4 +2.1 +64%
REVOLUTION NBC 1.6 2.6 +1.0 +63%
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 1.3 2.1 +0.8 +62%
ORIGINALS CW 1.0 1.6 +0.6 +60%
Hawaii Five-0 CBS 1.5 2.4 +0.9 +60%
GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 3.1 4.9 +1.8 +58%
BETRAYAL ABC 1.1 1.7 +0.6 +55%
REVENGE ABC 1.9 2.9 +1.0 +53%
CSI CBS 2.1 3.2 +1.1 +52%
Blue Bloods CBS 1.4 2.1 +0.7 +50%
Last Man Standing ABC 1.4 2.1 +0.7 +50%
Chicago Fire NBC 2.6 3.9 +1.3 +50%
PARKS AND RECREATION NBC 1.2 1.8 +0.6 +50%
Castle ABC 2.2 3.3 +1.1 +50%



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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 BLACKLIST-09/30 NBC 11354 17858 6504 57%
2 Big Bang Theory 10/03 CBS 18216 23698 5482 30%
3 SLEEPY HOLLOW-09/30 FOX 7967 12793 4826 61%
4 Elementary-10/03 CBS 9379 14197 4818 51%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-10/01 ABC 8662 13165 4503 52%
6 NCIS-10/01 CBS 19978 24217 4239 21%
7 Castle-09/30 ABC 10884 15043 4159 38%
8 Person Of Interest-10/01 CBS 12347 16435 4088 33%
9 Modern Family-10/02 ABC 11124 15210 4086 37%
10 GREY'S ANATOMY-10/03 ABC 9602 13622 4020 42%
11 Chicago Fire-10/01 NBC 8743 12392 3649 42%
12 Blue Bloods-10/04 CBS 11366 14831 3465 30%
13 CSI-10/02 CBS 9657 13080 3423 35%
14 Criminal Minds-10/02 CBS 11121 14459 3338 30%
15 SCANDAL-10/03 ABC 10517 13836 3319 32%
16 Hawaii Five-0-10/04 CBS 9750 12914 3164 32%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-10/01 CBS 15086 18206 3120 21%
18 HOSTAGES-09/30 CBS 5962 9034 3072 52%
19 Mentalist, THE-10/06 CBS 8516 11539 3023 35%
20 Nashville-10/02 ABC 5982 9001 3019 50%
21 CRAZY ONES, THE-10/03 CBS 11709 14606 2897 25%
22 REVOLUTION-10/02 NBC 5461 8238 2777 51%
23 New Girl-10/01 FOX 3846 6484 2638 69%
24 Law And Order:SVU-10/02 NBC 6852 9459 2607 38%
25 REVENGE-10/06 ABC 6838 9433 2595 38%

 

We'll add the viewership table when the data arrives on Monday.
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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.

 

 
  • leia

    hey where are the total viewership numbers?

  • Em

    If you have it, could you please tell me the total viewership figure for The Vampire Diaries? Many thanks!

  • Josh

    Yay Once upon a time still a hit

  • gagadada

    @Em 3.9 millions, it grew 52%!

  • eridapo

    So now we know where all the Elementary viewers are going to…Elementary is big on DVR

  • Adir

    im waiting to the tomorrow people dvr raitings

  • Em

    Thank you gagadada, that’s great!

  • Nick

    It seems clear Scandal’s audience is watching it live. Not a huge DVR gainer and it ended up tying Grey’s after beating it on the night.

  • rob60990

    Scandal didn’t even beat Grey’s Anatomy, haha.

  • eridapo

    Net Program Name L+SD L+7 Delta %
    NBC BLACKLIST 11354 17858 6504 57%

  • Reprise

    @eridapo
    @So now we know where all the Elementary viewers are going to…Elementary is big on DVR

    Having a large DVR following means nothing for a shows renewal chances if your live ratings are poor. These are week 2 numbers anyway, Week 3-4 should be more telling.

  • eridapo

    Net Program Name L+SD L+7 Delta %
    NBC BLACKLIST 11354 17858 6504 57%
    CBS BIG BANG THEORY, THE 18216 23698 5482 30%
    FOX SLEEPY HOLLOW 7967 12793 4826 61%
    CBS ELEMENTARY 9379 14197 4818 51%
    ABC MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D 8662 13165 4503 52%
    CBS NCIS 19978 24217 4239 21%
    ABC CASTLE 10884 15043 4159 38%
    CBS PERSON OF INTEREST 12347 16435 4088 33%
    ABC MODERN FAMILY 11124 15210 4086 37%
    ABC GREY? ANATOMY 9602 13622 4020 42%
    NBC CHICAGO FIRE 8743 12392 3649 42%
    CBS BLUE BLOODS 11366 14831 3465 30%
    CBS CSI 9657 13080 3423 35%
    CBS CRIMINAL MINDS 11121 14459 3338 30%
    ABC SCANDAL 10517 13836 3319 32%
    CBS HAWAII FIVE-0 9750 12914 3164 32%
    CBS NCIS: LOS ANGELES 15086 18206 3120 21%
    CBS HOSTAGES 5962 9034 3072 52%
    CBS MENTALIST, THE 8516 11539 3023 35%
    ABC NASHVILLE 5982 9001 3019 50%
    CBS CRAZY ONES, THE 11709 14606 2897 25%
    NBC REVOLUTION 5461 8238 2777 51%
    FOX NEW GIRL 3846 6484 2638 69%
    NBC LAW AND ORDER:SVU 6852 9459 2607 38%
    ABC REVENGE 6838 9433 2595 38%
    CBS GOOD WIFE, THE 9227 11797 2570 28%
    NBC PARENTHOOD 4225 6744 2519 60%
    FOX BONES 7257 9747 2490 34%
    CBS TWO AND A HALF MEN 9340 11809 2469 26%
    NBC VOICE 14158 16621 2463 17%

  • Nasir

    Wow, that’s really good for TVD & TO.

  • eridapo

    @reprise

    Thanks for the info… but I already knew that…Jedi Mind Tricks…

  • CBSviewer

    @ erapido

    Thanks !

  • Reprise

    Poor Revolution, it has lost overall in live and DVR Nielsen viewers. It had a 2.9 Live + 7 18-49 rating for Week 1, now a 2.6 now. At the same time the week 2 numbers dropped to 1.6 live, where as for the premiere it got a 1.8. No real shift to DVR to make up for the slight reduction in Nielsen viewers which is a shame.

    Maybe they will come back, who knows.

  • Tammy

    Elementary doing great on DVR. Just gotta find a way to get live viewers. Shows how much
    potential it has. CBS needs to move it. No CBS drama is going
    To do well against Scandal (as much as I hate to admit that ).

  • CBSviewer

    * Eridapo sorry ! :)

  • Reprise

    @eridapo

    Sorry about that then. Just your comment was pretty much an exact line from the fan excuse bingo thing lol

  • eridapo

    @sarah

    You haven’t posted, but I know you will want to know

    BONES 2.24 3.07 37% 7257 9747 34%

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