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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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%


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%


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).


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%


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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