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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings & Total Viewership Increase, 'Elementary' Tops Percentage Gains in Week 15

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January 21st, 2014

 

The Big Bang Theory January 9

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During the fifteenth week  of the 2013-2014 season (December 30January 5),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 2.5 adults 18-49 ratings points. They were also the only non-sports original programs that week.

Elementary topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 83% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Big Bang Theory topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 5.556 million viewers to its Live+Same Day viewership.

 

Largest 18-49 Ratings Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Shows Net 18-49 L+SD (Rating) 18-49 L+7 (Rating) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 Big Bang Theory, THE-01/02 CBS 5.4 7.9 2.5 46%
2 Elementary-01/02 CBS 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
3 Grimm-01/03 NBC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
4 PARENTHOOD-01/02 NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
5 REVENGE-01/05 ABC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
6 Mentalist, THE-01/05 CBS 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
7 Two and a Half Men-01/02 CBS 2.2 3.0 0.8 36%
8 Family Guy-01/05 FOX 3.1 3.8 0.7 23%
9 Good Wife, THE-01/05 CBS 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
10 CRAZY ONES, THE-01/02 CBS 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
11 MILLERS, THE-01/02 CBS 2.8 3.4 0.6 21%
12 DRACULA-01/03 NBC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
13 COMMUNITY-01/02 NBC 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
14 BETRAYAL-01/05 ABC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
15 American Dad-01/05 FOX 2.5 2.9 0.4 16%
16 BOB'S Burgers-01/05 FOX 2.9 3.3 0.4 14%
17 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW-01/02 NBC 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
18 ASSETS, THE-01/02 ABC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
19 SEAN SAVES THE WORLD-01/02 NBC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
20 Simpsons-01/05 FOX 4.6 4.8 0.2 4%
21 Dateline FRI-01/03 NBC 1.5 1.7 0.2 13%
22 TASTE, THE-01/02 ABC 1.3 1.4 0.1 8%
23 48 HOURS-01/04 CBS 0.7 0.8 0.1 14%
24 CARRIE DIARIES-01/03 CW 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
25 20/20-FRI-01/03 ABC 1.5 1.5 0.0 0%

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Largest 18-49 Percentage Increase From DVR Viewing for Broadcast TV Shows:

Rank Shows Net 18-49 L+SD (Rating) 18-49 L+7 (Rating) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 Elementary-01/02 CBS 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
2 Grimm-01/03 NBC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
3 PARENTHOOD-01/02 NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
4 DRACULA-01/03 NBC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
5 BETRAYAL-01/05 ABC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
6 Mentalist, THE-01/05 CBS 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
7 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW-01/02 NBC 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
8 Big Bang Theory, THE-01/02 CBS 5.4 7.9 2.5 46%
9 REVENGE-01/05 ABC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
10 Good Wife, THE-01/05 CBS 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
11 ASSETS, THE-01/02 ABC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
12 COMMUNITY-01/02 NBC 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
13 SEAN SAVES THE WORLD-01/02 NBC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
14 Two and a Half Men-01/02 CBS 2.2 3.0 0.8 36%
15 CRAZY ONES, THE-01/02 CBS 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
16 CARRIE DIARIES-01/03 CW 0.4 0.5 0.1 25%
17 Family Guy-01/05 FOX 3.1 3.8 0.7 23%
18 MILLERS, THE-01/02 CBS 2.8 3.4 0.6 21%
19 American Dad-01/05 FOX 2.5 2.9 0.4 16%
20 48 HOURS-01/04 CBS 0.7 0.8 0.1 14%
21 BOB'S Burgers-01/05 FOX 2.9 3.3 0.4 14%
22 Dateline FRI-01/03 NBC 1.5 1.7 0.2 13%
23 TASTE, THE-01/02 ABC 1.3 1.4 0.1 8%
24 Simpsons-01/05 FOX 4.6 4.8 0.2 4%
25 20/20-FRI-01/03 ABC 1.5 1.5 0.0 0%

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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 Shows Net Viewership L+SD (000) Viewership L+7 (000) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 Big Bang Theory, THE-01/02 CBS 19200 24756 5556 29%
2 Elementary-01/02 CBS 9035 13995 4960 55%
3 Mentalist, THE-01/05 CBS 10224 13555 3331 33%
4 Grimm-01/03 NBC 5683 8716 3033 53%
5 Good Wife, THE-01/05 CBS 9412 12126 2714 29%
6 PARENTHOOD-01/02 NBC 3960 6389 2429 61%
7 REVENGE-01/05 ABC 6800 9218 2418 36%
8 Two and a Half Men-01/02 CBS 8736 11096 2360 27%
9 CRAZY ONES, THE-01/02 CBS 8196 9945 1749 21%
10 ASSETS, THE-01/02 ABC 3773 5198 1425 38%
11 DRACULA-01/03 NBC 2900 4303 1403 48%
12 MILLERS, THE-01/02 CBS 11332 12654 1322 12%
13 Family Guy-01/05 FOX 5885 7192 1307 22%
14 BETRAYAL-01/05 ABC 3362 4422 1060 32%
15 MICHAEL J FOX SHOW-01/02 NBC 2502 3447 945 38%
16 COMMUNITY-01/02 NBC 3494 4326 832 24%
17 American Dad-01/05 FOX 5263 6051 788 15%
18 BOB'S Burgers-01/05 FOX 5772 6510 738 13%
19 Simpsons-01/05 FOX 9741 10415 674 7%
20 SEAN SAVES THE WORLD-01/02 NBC 2790 3447 657 24%
21 Dateline FRI-01/03 NBC 7929 8457 528 7%
22 48 HOURS-01/04 CBS 4670 5167 497 11%
23 TASTE, THE-01/02 ABC 4746 5222 476 10%
24 20/20-FRI-01/03 ABC 6061 6530 469 8%
25 CARRIE DIARIES-01/03 CW 994 1280 286 29%

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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:©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

 
  • Percy

    GO GRIMM!!!
    Also where are Friday finals?

  • epidrone

    Elementary is the most consistent DVR performer I’ve ever seen. You expect TBBT to rise commiserate with its huge numbers, but CBS has to find the Elementary numbers really interesting.

  • Dante

    Loooooooooool

  • HalCapone

    Ah, if only we lived in a world where percentage increase was the only measurement that mattered. My 0.1 rating rising to 0.2, representing 100% growth, would absolutely guarantee my renewal.

    On a serious note, granted I don’t read these charts very often, but I think I have only seen the Good Wife appear once or twice before and both times it was at the bottom of one of the lists. I wonder why the sudden surge. Competing soap, Revenge is always on here, usually near the top or middle on these lists.

  • enri

    Go The Mentalist!!

  • l_o_13

    REVENGE!!!

  • Ames

    if only parenthood could get these ratings overnight. Such a good show but I am not sure it will see another season

  • Matty

    All the shows that increased made the list this week because there were still a lot of repeats the first week of January.

  • Jeffk

    YAAAAAAS REVENGE SLAY MAMA

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    enri
    Go The Mentalist!!

    Exactly!!

  • Keyser

    Go, Go, Go Elementary! Season 3 and 4 here we come!

  • Marc

    Mentalist is winning by even greater margins when compared to the good wife….

  • Dave

    Haha no Charmed yet to praise TCD yet?? :D

  • Valentin

    Go Revenge and The Crazy Ones :)

  • CarShark

    I wonder how safe Elementary is. In its current time slot, it’s so easy to just DVR it and watch it on the weekend, outside of the Live+Same Day zone. I know that usually C+3 mirrors L+SD, but I wonder if it actually is the case for Elementary.

  • Dan

    The Mentalist!!!

    Wow it clearly is a younger and more viewed program than the Good Wife.

    Please CBS keep it going, it’s a very good show.

  • Ultima

    @CarShark
    I wonder how safe Elementary is.

    Very safe, it’s extremely likely to have at least a third and fourth season.

    I know that usually C+3 mirrors L+SD, but I wonder if it actually is the case for Elementary.

    The only C+3 numbers I’ve seen for this season were for the first six weeks. Elementary was tied with Scandal for biggest Live+SD to C+3 gain with +0.4 (by comparison, the average increase for the top 30 shows was +0.1).

  • Lance

    Community on 01/02 had two episodes… Is the 2nd one not here or did they link it as a 1hr episode?

  • JR35

    A lot less original programming for this period than normal weeks- but, more than Christmas week, at least. :)

  • Ultima

    @Lance
    Community on 01/02 had two episodes… Is the 2nd one not here or did they link it as a 1hr episode?

    NBC had it rated as a single episode.

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