Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings & Total Viewer Increase, ‘Enlisted’ Tops Percentage Gains in Week 16 (Updated)

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Our source for Live+7 DVR ratings includes only original programs, excluding specials and 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 sixteenth week  of the 2013-2014 season (January 6-January 12, 2014),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 2.3 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Enlisted topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 114% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Big Bang Theory topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 4.936 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 CBS 5.7 8.0 +2.3 +40%
2 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.5 5.6 +2.1 +60%
3 ELEMENTARY CBS 2.0 3.5 +1.5 +75%
4 NEW GIRL FOX 1.6 3.1 +1.5 +94%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 2.2 3.6 +1.4 +64%
6 CASTLE ABC 1.7 2.9 +1.2 +71%
7 NCIS CBS 3.0 4.1 +1.1 +37%
8 GRIMM NBC 1.3 2.4 +1.1 +85%
9 PARENTHOOD NBC 1.3 2.4 +1.1 +85%
10 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.1 3.2 +1.1 +52%
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.0 3.0 +1.0 +50%
12 PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 2.0 3.0 +1.0 +50%
13 BONES-FRI FOX 1.5 2.5 +1.0 +67%
14 ALMOST HUMAN FOX 1.8 2.8 +1.0 +56%
15 FAMILY GUY FOX 2.7 3.6 +0.9 +33%
16 CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 2.9 +0.9 +45%
17 REVOLUTION NBC 1.5 2.4 +0.9 +60%
18 INTELLIGENCE CBS 2.4 3.3 +0.9 +38%
19 REVENGE ABC 1.6 2.5 +0.9 +56%
20 MENTALIST, THE CBS 1.8 2.6 +0.8 +44%
21 GOLDBERGS, THE ABC 1.7 2.6 +0.9 +53%
22 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.5 2.3 +0.8 +53%
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.6 2.4 +0.8 +50%
24 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 2.4 3.2 +0.8 +33%
25 ENLISTED FOX 0.7 1.5 +0.8 +114%


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 ENLISTED FOX 0.7 1.5 +0.8 +114%
2 DRACULA NBC 0.7 1.4 +0.7 +100%
3 SUPERNATURAL-FRI CW 0.1 0.2 +0.1 +100%
4 NEW GIRL FOX 1.6 3.1 +1.5 +94%
5 GRIMM NBC 1.3 2.4 +1.1 +85%
6 PARENTHOOD NBC 1.3 2.4 +1.1 +85%
7 ELEMENTARY CBS 2.0 3.5 +1.5 +75%
8 CASTLE ABC 1.7 2.9 +1.2 +71%
9 BONES-FRI FOX 1.5 2.5 +1.0 +67%
10 CARRIE DIARIES CW 0.3 0.5 +0.2 +67%
11 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 2.2 3.6 +1.4 +64%
12 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.5 5.6 +2.1 +60%
13 REVOLUTION NBC 1.5 2.4 +0.9 +60%
14 REVENGE ABC 1.6 2.5 +0.9 +56%
15 ALMOST HUMAN FOX 1.8 2.8 +1.0 +56%
16 HOSTAGES 9PM-SPECIAL CBS 1.1 1.7 +0.6 +55%
17 MINDY PROJECT FOX 1.3 2.0 +0.7 +54%
18 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.5 2.3 +0.8 +53%
19 GOLDBERGS, THE ABC 1.7 2.6 +0.9 +53%
20 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.1 3.2 +1.1 +52%
21 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.0 3.0 +1.0 +50%
22 PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 2.0 3.0 +1.0 +50%
23 HOSTAGES CBS 1.0 1.5 +0.5 +50%
24 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.6 2.4 +0.8 +50%
25 RAISING HOPE FOX 0.8 1.2 +0.4 +50%


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-01/09/2014 CBS 20345 25281 4936 24%
2 ELEMENTARY-01/09/2014 CBS 9974 14708 4734 47%
3 PERSON OF INTEREST-01/07/2014 CBS 12120 16624 4504 37%
4 MODERN FAMILY-01/08/2014 ABC 9539 14022 4483 47%
5 CASTLE-01/06/2014 ABC 8832 13312 4480 51%
6 NCIS-01/07/2014 CBS 20838 24667 3829 18%
7 MENTALIST, THE-01/12/2014 CBS 9581 13209 3628 38%
8 CHICAGO FIRE-01/07/2014 NBC 6872 10322 3450 50%
9 BLUE BLOODS-01/10/2014 CBS 12679 16090 3411 27%
10 INTELLIGENCE-01/07/2014 CBS 16486 19733 3247 20%
11 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-01/07/2014 ABC 6631 9647 3016 45%
12 HAWAII FIVE-0-01/10/2014 CBS 10739 13755 3016 28%
13 BONES-FRI-01/10/2014 FOX 6880 9766 2886 42%
14 CHICAGO PD-01/08/2014 NBC 8589 11462 2873 33%
15 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-01/08/2014 NBC 8848 11691 2843 32%
16 GRIMM-01/10/2014 NBC 5335 7950 2615 49%
17 GOOD WIFE, THE-01/12/2014 CBS 9847 12368 2521 26%
18 PARENTHOOD-01/09/2014 NBC 4256 6744 2488 58%
19 ALMOST HUMAN-01/06/2014 FOX 6353 8810 2457 39%
20 REVENGE-01/12/2014 ABC 5708 8141 2433 43%
21 NEW GIRL-01/07/2014 FOX 3196 5625 2429 76%
22 REVOLUTION-01/08/2014 NBC 5929 8149 2220 37%
23 TWO AND A HALF MEN-01/09/2014 CBS 9579 11620 2041 21%
24 HOSTAGES-01/06/2014 CBS 4717 6703 1986 42%
25 GOLDBERGS, THE-01/07/2014 ABC 5284 7168 1884 36%

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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