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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Tops Adults 18-49 Ratings Increase, 'Beauty and the Beast' Earns Biggest Percentage Gain, 'The Blacklist' Tops Viewer Increases in Week 5

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November 11th, 2013

The Big Bang Theory October 17

Our source for Live+7 DVR ratings includes only original 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 fifth week  of the 2013-2014 season (October 21-27), 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 2.7 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Beauty And The Beast topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 100% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 6.204 million viewers to ts Live+Same Day viewreship.

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 7.9 +2.7 52%
BLACKLIST  NBC 3.0 5.0 +2.0 67%
GREY'S ANATOMY  ABC 2.8 4.6 +1.8 64%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D  ABC 2.7 4.4 +1.7 63%
Modern Family  ABC 3.9 5.6 +1.7 44%
SCANDAL  ABC 2.9 4.5 +1.6 55%
New Girl  FOX 1.8 3.3 +1.5 83%
How I Met Your Mother  CBS 3.0 4.4 +1.4 47%
Elementary  CBS 1.8 3.2 +1.4 78%
Castle  ABC 1.9 3.3 +1.4 74%
Grimm  NBC 1.8 3.0 +1.2 67%
DRACULA  NBC 1.8 3.0 +1.2 67%
Criminal Minds  CBS 2.7 3.9 +1.2 44%
Chicago Fire  NBC 2.1 3.3 +1.2 57%
Nashville  ABC 1.6 2.8 +1.2 75%
Once Upon A Time  ABC 2.2 3.4 +1.2 55%
NCIS  CBS 3.1 4.2 +1.1 35%
REVENGE  ABC 1.4 2.5 +1.1 79%
Person Of Interest  CBS 2.2 3.3 +1.1 50%
CSI  CBS 2.1 3.1 +1.0 48%
REVOLUTION  NBC 1.4 2.4 +1.0 71%
Law And Order:SVU  NBC 1.4 2.4 +1.0 71%
Mentalist, THE  CBS 1.3 2.3 +1.0 77%
PARENTHOOD  CBS 1.3 2.3 +1.0 77%
Two and a Half Men  CBS 2.3 3.2 +0.9 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 (%)
Beauty And The Beast CW 0.3 0.6 +0.3 100%
ORIGINALS CW 0.9 1.7 +0.8 89%
New Girl FOX 1.8 3.3 +1.5 83%
REVENGE ABC 1.4 2.5 +1.1 79%
Elementary CBS 1.8 3.2 +1.4 78%
Mentalist, THE CBS 1.3 2.3 +1.0 77%
PARENTHOOD NBC 1.3 2.3 +1.0 77%
Nashville ABC 1.6 2.8 +1.2 75%
Castle ABC 1.9 3.3 +1.4 74%
REVOLUTION NBC 1.4 2.4 +1.0 71%
Law And Order:SVU CBS 1.4 2.4 +1.0 71%
HOSTAGES CBS 1.2 2.0 +0.8 67%
CARRIE DIARIES CW 0.3 0.5 +0.2 67%
BLACKLIST NBC 3.0 5.0 +2.0 67%
Grimm NBC 1.8 3.0 +1.2 67%
DRACULA NBC 1.8 3.0 +1.2 67%
GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 2.8 4.6 +1.8 64%
Hawaii Five-0 CBS 1.4 2.3 +0.9 64%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 2.7 4.4 +1.7 63%
Hart Of Dixie CW 0.5 0.8 +0.3 60%
Chicago Fire NBC 2.1 3.3 +1.2 57%
BETRAYAL ABC 0.9 1.4 +0.5 56%
Arrow CW 0.9 1.4 +0.5 56%
SCANDAL ABC 2.9 4.5 +1.6 55%
Once Upon A Time ABC 2.2 3.4 +1.2 55%

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:

Rank Shows Net Viewership L+SD (000) Viewership L+7 (000) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 BLACKLIST NBC 10,437 16,641 +6,204 59%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 16,985 22,975 +5,990 35%
3 Castle ABC 10,592 15,259 +4,667 44%
4 Elementary CBS 8,717 13,165 +4,448 51%
5 Person Of Interest CBS 13,171 17,330 +4,159 32%
6 SCANDAL ABC 8,620 12,642 +4,022 47%
7 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 8,734 12,666 +3,932 45%
8 Modern Family ABC 10,317 14,218 +3,901 38%
9 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 7,395 11,155 +3,760 51%
10 Chicago Fire NBC 7,452 10,995 +3,543 48%
11 NCIS CBS 19,163 22,700 +3,537 18%
12 Mentalist, THE CBS 8,825 12,350 +3,525 40%
13 Blue Bloods CBS 11,217 14,654 +3,437 31%
14 CSI CBS 10,449 13,883 +3,434 33%
15 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 9,442 12,708 +3,266 35%
16 Criminal Minds CBS 11,552 14,678 +3,126 27%
17 Grimm NBC 6,150 9,230 +3,080 50%
18 Nashville ABC 5,463 8,456 +2,993 55%
19 REVENGE ABC 5,650 8,388 +2,738 48%
20 Good Wife, THE CBS 9,350 12,042 +2,692 29%
21 DRACULA NBC 5,261 7,941 +2,680 51%
22 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 14,917 17,523 +2,606 17%
23 Law And Order:SVU NBC 5,526 8,106 +2,580 47%
24 Two and a Half Men CBS 8,528 11,098 +2,570 30%
25 REVOLUTION NBC 5,038 7,532 +2,494 50%

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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.

 

 
  • Tea

    Very good number for Greys this season

  • reedmac

    I dont remember HOD getting a 0.5 live this season?

    The Originals is doing very well, I’d like to know what SPN got that week?

  • diana

    revenge got a 79 percent increase :)

  • Em

    Does anyone have the Live+7 figure for The Vampire Diaries, please?

  • Alan

    Yay TCD making it to the list.

  • Peter

    Great numbers for the Blacklist. The Blacklist is wonderful.

  • Sarah

    @Sara/Bill/Robert

    Bones numbers please?

  • starship

    @readmc

    Sometimes (in very rare cases) there seem to be adjustments after the finals, guess this was the case for HoD on Oct 21.

  • Kate

    Great for Castle! I’m not positive, but I think it might be its highest DVR numbers yet.

  • Jennifer

    So that’s what’s happening to Revenge. Abc needs to move it ASAP.

  • omabin

    Those are very high numbers for The Originals!

  • Ben Thompson

    @reedmac

    HOD was pre-empted in New York and Chicago that day. Those numbers get added in with this report.

  • Vanessa

    CBS should have never moved POI. Look at these numbers they are great.

  • feinn

    originals looks crazy high..number 2 show on cw with 7day ratings but no backorder

  • feinn

    never mind pretty little liar Halloween special grace originals crazy dvr

  • Raffie

    I just don’t comprehend the appeal of the Big Bang Theor. I think it is remarkably unfunny, but good grief. Just gotta shake your head and tip your cap. What a monster for this day and age.

  • rob60990

    Grey’s > Scandal

    So much for this being Grey’s replacement. :D

  • Marc

    Interesting data in the Good Wife Vs Mentalist “who will be cancelled, who is doing better”

    Goodwife does better on Live plus same day, but the mentalist does better in the end… and mentalist has a crappier time slot.

  • cas

    @Rob60990
    Considering DVR ratings don’t matter at all I feel like your point about Grey’s vs Scandal is irrelevant. Besides I feel like they aren’t really in competition with each other.

    @Raffie
    I love the BBT. However, I have found, and I could be completely wrong here, but mostly that females over men enjoy it more. Most of the guys I know hate it, but almost all of my female friends love it. I guess if you like clean nerdy comedy then it’s a show for you.

  • Marc

    @Raffie

    People aged 30-50 are always looking for a show that makes them feel young. They just need to find it and connect with it.

    They connected with Freinds, and that’s why it did so well. Big Bang Theory is much better than Freinds was. It’s not getting to 18-25 years olds that make a show (hence the CW), its connecting with baby boomers.

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