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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Tops Adults 18-49 Ratings Increase, 'Elementary' Leads Percentage Gains, 'The Blacklist' Tops Viewer Increases in Week 8

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December 3rd, 2013

The Big Bang Theory Season 7 Episode 5

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 eighth week  of the 2013-2014 season (November 11-17), 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 with a gain of 2.4 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Elementary topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 94% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 6.326 million viewers to ts Live+Same Day viewership.

 

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-11/14 CBS 5.2 7.6 2.4 46%
2 BLACKLIST-11/11 NBC 3.0 5.1 2.1 70%
3 GREY'S ANATOMY-11/14 ABC 2.6 4.6 2.0 77%
4 Modern Family-11/13 ABC 3.8 5.8 2.0 53%
5 SCANDAL-11/14 ABC 2.9 4.6 1.7 59%
6 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-11/12 ABC 2.2 3.8 1.6 73%
7 SLEEPY HOLLOW-11/11 FOX 2.6 4.2 1.6 62%
8 Elementary-11/14 CBS 1.6 3.1 1.5 94%
9 ALMOST HUMAN-11/17 FOX 3.1 4.5 1.4 45%
10 Nashville-11/13 ABC 1.5 2.8 1.3 87%
11 How I Met Your Mother-11/11 CBS 3.1 4.4 1.3 42%
12 New Girl-11/12 FOX 1.7 3.0 1.3 76%
13 Once Upon A Time-11/17 ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
14 Castle-11/11 ABC 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
15 Criminal Minds-11/13 CBS 2.7 3.9 1.2 44%
16 Person Of Interest-11/12 CBS 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
17 REVENGE-11/17 ABC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
18 CSI-11/13 CBS 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
19 NCIS-11/12 CBS 3.0 4.0 1.0 33%
20 PARENTHOOD-11/14 NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
21 Grimm-11/15 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
22 Chicago Fire-11/12 NBC 2.2 3.2 1.0 45%
23 GOLDBERGS, THE-11/12 ABC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
24 Two and a Half Men-11/14 CBS 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
25 BONES-FRI-11/15 FOX 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%

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Largest 18-49 Percentage 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 Elementary-11/14 CBS 1.6 3.1 1.5 94%
2 DRACULA-11/15 NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
3 Nashville-11/13 ABC 1.5 2.8 1.3 87%
4 PARENTHOOD-11/14 NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
5 GREY'S ANATOMY-11/14 ABC 2.6 4.6 2.0 77%
6 New Girl-11/12 FOX 1.7 3.0 1.3 76%
7 BONES-FRI-11/15 FOX 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
8 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-11/12 ABC 2.2 3.8 1.6 73%
9 Raising Hope-FRI 9:30P-11/15 FOX 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
10 BLACKLIST-11/11 NBC 3.0 5.1 2.1 70%
11 REVENGE-11/17 ABC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
12 Beauty And The Beast-11/11 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
13 CARRIE DIARIES-11/15 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
14 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE-11/12 FOX 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
15 Glee-11/14 FOX 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
16 HOSTAGES-11/11 CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
17 ORIGINALS-11/12 CW 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
18 Once Upon A Time-11/17 ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
19 Grimm-11/15 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
20 Raising Hope-11/15 FOX 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
21 SLEEPY HOLLOW-11/11 FOX 2.6 4.2 1.6 62%
22 Castle-11/11 ABC 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
23 REVOLUTION-11/13 NBC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
24 SCANDAL-11/14 ABC 2.9 4.6 1.7 59%
25 Mentalist, THE-11/17 CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%

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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:

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-11/11 NBC 10688 17014 6326 59%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE-11/14 CBS 18298 23336 5038 28%
3 Elementary-11/14 CBS 8543 13232 4689 55%
4 Castle-11/11 ABC 10048 14632 4584 46%
5 Person Of Interest-11/12 CBS 12603 17092 4489 36%
6 Modern Family-11/13 ABC 10749 15025 4276 40%
7 GREY'S ANATOMY-11/14 ABC 8556 12779 4223 49%
8 SCANDAL-11/14 ABC 9043 13111 4068 45%
9 NCIS-11/12 CBS 19365 23056 3691 19%
10 SLEEPY HOLLOW-11/11 FOX 7032 10699 3667 52%
11 Blue Bloods-11/15 CBS 11792 15330 3538 30%
12 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-11/12 ABC 6667 10129 3462 52%
13 ALMOST HUMAN-11/17 FOX 9178 12599 3421 37%
14 Chicago Fire-11/12 NBC 7660 11081 3421 45%
15 CSI-11/13 CBS 10467 13748 3281 31%
16 Criminal Minds-11/13 CBS 11629 14874 3245 28%
17 Mentalist, THE-11/17 CBS 9722 12885 3163 33%
18 Nashville-11/13 ABC 5515 8634 3119 57%
19 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-11/12 CBS 14885 17873 2988 20%
20 Hawaii Five-0-11/15 CBS 9898 12882 2984 30%
21 Grimm-11/15 NBC 5809 8488 2679 46%
22 BONES-FRI-11/15 FOX 5180 7821 2641 51%
23 Good Wife, THE-11/17 CBS 9718 12325 2607 27%
24 Once Upon A Time-11/17 ABC 6657 9254 2597 39%
25 Law And Order:SVU-11/13 NBC 6163 8690 2527 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.

 

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go Sleepy Hollow!

    Blacklist, Elementary, and Grey’s in the top-10 of all 3 lists….

  • tea

    Very good numbers for Grey’s Anatomy. Yay :)

  • epidrone

    Yay, Elementary!

  • E

    Agents of Shield continues to keep dropping. ABC needs to do something.

  • enri

    The Mentalist :)

  • Sarah

    @Amanda Kondolojy

    Bones numbers for Nov. 11th please?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    @Sarah:

    Here you go:

    BONES-11/11/2013 FOX 8:00 PM 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%

  • tjw

    More people 18-49 watched Big Bang Theory L+SD than watched any other show in L+7. Amazing.

  • Edward

    Tjw, take a look at Modern Family’s numbers.

  • Sarah

    @Amanda Kondolojy

    Thanks so much. :)

  • AbeCardinal

    Go POI. What an awesome show. It’s a pity that CBS didn’t show any loyalty to it, moving it to a later time slot.

  • Sarah

    Bones :)

  • Avery

    5 ABC shows in the top10, impressive.

  • SueK

    Yes! Bones!

  • platypus perry

    Where the hell are the CW shows on the percentage list?

    It used to be that CW shows were the top for percentage gains now this week outside of a Strong The Originals, only anemic Carrie and Beauty and the Beast are on it for a 0.2 gain?

    Where is Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Supernatural? Hell, Hart of Dixie only gets a 0.4 and it can’t get a 0.3..

    Does anyone know where I can see the dvr numbers for all CW network shows? Thanks in advance :)

  • starship

    @platypus perry
    HOD is indeed strangely absent from the list as it usually gets at least a 0.7, but the other CW shows not making the list isn’t that strange. Last year the bottom entries used to have a percent gain of around 30-50%, so most CW shows made the list, this year it’s about 57% as more and more people are starting to DVR shows (and not just on the CW), so the only ones with a shot are the losers that have very low Live+SD numbers (Carrie and BATB) and the ones that have very high DVR numbers.

  • Avery

    HOD didnt make it last time either,its not getting 0.7′s anymore, at most a 0.6.

  • feinn

    tvd got a 2.0 , everything else below 1.8 of originals

  • Judy912

    Fantastic numbers for CASTLE!!

  • Alan

    TCD doing great at DVR.

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