Updated Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Tops Adults 18-49 Ratings Increase, ‘Elementary’ Earns Biggest Percentage Gain,’The Blacklist’ Grows Most in Total Viewers in Week 3



The Big Bang Theory October 17

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 third week  of the 2013-2014 season (October 7-13), 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 2.6 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Elementary  topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 84% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist was the biggest gainer among total viewers, adding 5.720 million viewers to its Live + Same Day number.

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:

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 CBS 5.1 7.7 2.6 51%
2 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 2.9 4.8 1.9 68%
3 BLACKLIST NBC 3.1 5.0 1.9 61%
4 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 2.8 4.7 1.9 68%
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.9 5.7 1.8 46%
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.8 4.6 1.8 64%
7 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.9 3.5 1.6 84%
8 NEW GIRL FOX 2.1 3.6 1.5 71%
9 SCANDAL ABC 3.1 4.6 1.5 48%
10 GLEE FOX 2.9 4.3 1.4 48%
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.6 3.9 1.3 50%
12 CASTLE ABC 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
13 NASHVILLE ABC 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
14 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
15 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.0 4.2 1.2 40%
16 REVENGE ABC 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
17 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 2.4 3.5 1.1 45%
18 NCIS CBS 2.8 3.9 1.1 39%
19 PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
20 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.3 3.3 1.0 43%
21 CSI CBS 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
22 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 62%
23 CRAZY ONES, THE CBS 2.4 3.4 1.0 42%
24 REVOLUTION NBC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
25 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%


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).

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 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.9 3.5 1.6 +84%
2 NASHVILLE ABC 1.6 2.9 1.3 +81%
3 PARENTHOOD NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 +75%
4 HOSTAGES CBS 1.2 2.1 0.9 +75%
5 REVENGE ABC 1.6 2.8 1.2 +75%
6 AMERICA’S TOP MOD-14 G&G CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 +75%
7 HART OF DIXIE CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 +75%
8 VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1.1 1.9 0.8 +73%
9 NEW GIRL FOX 2.1 3.6 1.5 +71%
10 MENTALIST, THE CBS 1.3 2.2 0.9 +69%
11 CASTLE ABC 1.9 3.2 1.3 +68%
12 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 2.8 4.7 1.9 +68%
13 REVOLUTION NBC 1.5 2.5 1.0 +67%
14 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 +67%
15 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 2.9 4.8 1.9 +66%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.8 4.6 1.8 +64%
17 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.6 2.6 0.7 +63%
18 BETRAYAL ABC 0.8 1.3 0.5 +63%
19 BLACKLIST NBC 3.1 5.0 1.9 +61%
20 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.5 2.4 0.9 +60%
21 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 +58%
22 MINDY PROJECT FOX 1.4 2.2 0.8 +57%
23 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.1 3.3 1.2 +57%
24 ORIGINALS CW 0.9 1.4 0.5 +56%
25 ARROW CW 0.9 1.4 0.5 +56%


Largest Viewership Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Shows Net Viewership L+SD (000) Viewership L+7 (000) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 BLACKLIST NBC 11,184 16,904 +5,720 51%
2 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 17,636 23,225 +5,589 32%
3 ELEMENTARY CBS 9,057 14,076 +5,019 55%
4 CASTLE ABC 10,538 15,003 +4,465 42%
5 PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 11,652 16,042 +4,390 38%
6 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 7,961 12,251 +4,290 54%
7 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 7,868 12,013 +4,145 53%
8 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10,643 14,597 +3,954 37%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 8,791 12,710 +3,919 45%
10 SCANDAL ABC 9,006 12,761 +3,755 42%
11 NCIS CBS 18,328 21,905 +3,577 20%
12 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10,560 14,122 +3,562 34%
13 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7,429 10,833 +3,404 46%
14 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 10,977 14,282 +3,305 30%
15 CSI CBS 8,816 12,101 +3,285 37%
16 MENTALIST, THE CBS 9,385 12,603 +3,218 34%
17 GLEE FOX 7,385 10,542 +3,157 43%
18 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9,237 12,318 +3,081 33%
19 NASHVILLE ABC 5,845 8,876 +3,031 52%
20 CRAZY ONES, THE CBS 9,685 12,529 +2,844 29%
21 REVENGE ABC 6,003 8,748 +2,745 46%
22 HOSTAGES CBS 5,215 7,947 +2,732 52%
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 14,839 17,567 +2,728 18%
24 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,140 11,818 +2,678 29%
25 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6,312 8,886 +2,574 41%


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.

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