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

 

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%


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%


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 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%


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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