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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

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October 27th, 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 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%

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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).

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%

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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%

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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.

 

 
  • Zoniako

    Looks like Hostages and The Mentalist moved to The CW.

  • Matt

    Awesome for SHIELD, Scandal, and Greys. Quite the powerhouses for ABC.

  • Debra

    LOL, They really need to do that 2nd table over again. I’ve counted about a dozen shows that have got the wrong network listed next to them.

  • John A

    TGW doesnt even make the this list. How sad.

  • were123

    It’s good to see that Revenge still has its viewership, even if it’s timeshifted. Sure, I’d love to see getting those numbers live, but well… what can you do?

  • Freddy Arrow

    @SJ

    “Where are those people on Sunday night that they can’t watch it live?”

    Why would someone watch live TV if they have a DVR?

  • buttondiet

    Betrayal only got a 1.3 with DVR numbers :/ I don’t watch it, but it has to be cancelled soon surely? It’s kind of a shame some of these shows only get mid 1′s live but with DVR they’re almost getting 3′s and it counts for nothing!

  • Alan

    Great for The CW’s shows, and Revenge! :D

  • jls0047

    Several of networks are incorrect. Hostages CW, Originals Fox, etc.

  • Billiam

    POI also increased about 1.0 in the demo, which is line with last year’s live numbers. Maybe more people are DVR’ing it this season…

  • Mike 1

    Elementary does real well on dvr numbers.

  • Melanie

    Amanda – do you have numbers for Supernatural or the Tomorrow People?
    Thanks

  • may

    why only top 25, theres way more shows at least do weekly top 40 so we can see dvrs for alot more shows.

  • Linda E.

    Where’s HF-0? It didn’t go from a 43% increase one week,to nothing.

  • Nikki

    Again people are watching Hostages they just dont watch it live. The DVR numbers for the show isnt bad… which im sure is why they havent moved it yet. And Parenthoods getting good DVR viewing also.. goes to show that thursdays arent the place for Parenthood.

  • Ronak

    Again people are watching Hostages they just dont watch it live. The DVR numbers for the show isnt bad… which im sure is why they havent moved it yet.
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    All 3 shows in that timeslot have significant bumps. Very competitive.

  • Carl

    Last spring didn’t someone say they thought SPN might have generally gotten bigger increases when it was on Friday than during the rest of the week?

    I always get so confused with these lists. BATB’s increase is that high just because the initial ratings were at 0.3?

    So what wasn’t on the list probably was at about a .4 or .3 increase, and lower?

  • findmeoverhere

    I don’t watch Revenge live because I am watching The Walking Dead.

  • jami

    Good 4 revolution

  • Melanie

    @Carl — yes, the % increases table can show us the lower rated programs where relatively small increases can equal 50% (or more) ratings changes.

    Of course its all just Jedi Mind tricks according to Bill. :)

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