Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Tops Adults 18-49 Ratings & Total Viewers Increase + ‘Elementary’ & ‘Parenthood’ Lead Percentage Gains in Week 9

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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 ninth week  of the 2013-2014 season (November 18-24), 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 2.6 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Elementary & Parenthood tied to top the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, with each adding 83% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Big Bang Theory topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 6.013 million viewers to its 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-11/21 CBS 5.3 7.9 2.6 49%
2 MODERN FAMILY-11/20 ABC 3.4 5.5 2.1 62%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY-11/21 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
4 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-11/19 ABC 2.4 4.0 1.6 67%
5 SCANDAL-11/21 ABC 2.9 4.5 1.6 55%
6 ELEMENTARY-11/21 CBS 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
7 FAMILY GUY-11/24 FOX 2.2 3.7 1.5 68%
8 SLEEPY HOLLOW-11/18 FOX 2.5 4.0 1.5 60%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS-11/20 CBS 2.8 4.2 1.4 50%
10 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-11/18 CBS 3.1 4.5 1.4 45%
11 NEW GIRL-11/19 FOX 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
12 NASHVILLE-11/20 ABC 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
13 CASTLE-11/18 ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
14 PERSON OF INTEREST-11/19 CBS 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
15 CSI-11/20 CBS 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
16 ALMOST HUMAN-11/18 FOX 2.3 3.3 1.0 43%
17 PARENTHOOD-11/21 NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
18 CHICAGO FIRE-11/19 NBC 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
19 GOLDBERGS, THE-11/19 ABC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
20 HAWAII FIVE-0-11/22 CBS 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
21 TWO AND A HALF MEN-11/21 CBS 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
22 NCIS-11/19 CBS 3.0 3.9 0.9 30%
23 GLEE-11/21 FOX 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
24 REVOLUTION-11/20 NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
25 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-11/20 NBC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%


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 PARENTHOOD-11/21 NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
2 ELEMENTARY-11/21 CBS 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
3 NEW GIRL-11/19 FOX 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
4 NASHVILLE-11/20 ABC 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
5 HOSTAGES-11/18 CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
6 GREY’S ANATOMY-11/21 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
7 FAMILY GUY-11/24 FOX 2.2 3.7 1.5 68%
8 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-11/19 ABC 2.4 4.0 1.6 67%
9 TOMORROW PEOPLE-11/20 CW 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
10 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-11/18 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
11 CARRIE DIARIES-11/22 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
12 SUPERNATURAL-11/19 CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
13 GLEE-11/21 FOX 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
14 REVOLUTION-11/20 NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
15 CASTLE-11/18 ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
16 RAISING HOPE-11/22 FOX 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
17 MODERN FAMILY-11/20 ABC 3.4 5.5 2.1 62%
18 SLEEPY HOLLOW-11/18 FOX 2.5 4.0 1.5 60%
19 PERSON OF INTEREST-11/19 CBS 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
20 PARKS AND RECREATION-11/21 NBC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
21 HAWAII FIVE-0-11/22 CBS 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
22 MINDY PROJECT-11/19 FOX 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
23 GOLDBERGS, THE-11/19 ABC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
24 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-11/20 NBC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
25 ONCE UPON A TIME WONDRLND-11/21 ABC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%


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 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-11/21 CBS 18938 24951 6013 32%
2 PERSON OF INTEREST-11/19 CBS 12278 17050 4772 39%
3 ELEMENTARY-11/21 CBS 9284 14016 4732 51%
4 MODERN FAMILY-11/20 ABC 10192 14830 4638 46%
5 CASTLE-11/18 ABC 10951 15310 4359 40%
6 SCANDAL-11/21 ABC 8932 12876 3944 44%
7 BLUE BLOODS-11/22 CBS 11902 15648 3746 31%
8 GREY’S ANATOMY-11/21 ABC 8612 12259 3647 42%
9 MENTALIST, THE-11/24 CBS 10941 14552 3611 33%
10 NCIS-11/19 CBS 19664 23269 3605 18%
11 CRIMINAL MINDS-11/20 CBS 12398 15982 3584 29%
12 SLEEPY HOLLOW-11/18 FOX 7091 10648 3557 50%
13 HAWAII FIVE-0-11/22 CBS 9923 13466 3543 36%
14 CSI-11/20 CBS 11195 14682 3487 31%
15 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-11/19 ABC 6895 10312 3417 50%
16 CHICAGO FIRE-11/19 NBC 7490 10862 3372 45%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-11/19 CBS 14990 18074 3084 21%
18 NASHVILLE-11/20 ABC 5754 8726 2972 52%
19 FAMILY GUY-11/24 FOX 4585 7440 2855 62%
20 BONES-FRI-11/22 FOX 5775 8410 2635 46%
21 ALMOST HUMAN-11/18 FOX 6764 9382 2618 39%
22 GOOD WIFE, THE-11/24 CBS 9700 12290 2590 27%
23 TWO AND A HALF MEN-11/21 CBS 8695 11137 2442 28%
24 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-11/20 NBC 5974 8376 2402 40%
25 REVOLUTION-11/20 NBC 5371 7759 2388 44%


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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