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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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January 26th, 2014

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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%

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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 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%

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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 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%

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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.

 

 
  • Layla

    Are those numbers correct? Because the January 6th 18-49 L+SD (rating)for Almost Human was 2.0, not 1.8. With the the Live+7 it would put them on 3.0…

  • Judy912

    Great to see CASTLE remains high on the lists. Will we get the total viewership posting for the week?

  • tom

    Could you provide the DVR boost for Community?
    Thank you! :)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    @Tom Community rose 36% to a 1.9

  • Valentin

    Sad The Crazy Ones didn’t make the list, hope it did something like a 3.0 in the demo and 10 millions viewers

  • Noel

    Yayy Dracula and big increase for Enlisted as well. Elementary is already a given that it gets huge DVR viewing. Even in its worst day of ratings, Dracula got a solid increase, lets see what happens.

  • AdWhois

    So does this have an impact?
    I mean it should. Considering now shows don’t even say “tune on (whatever the night and time it airs at)” they say in the promos “set your DVR now for (whatever the night and time it airs at)”

  • CBSviewer

    Go NCIS :)

  • Dan

    @AdWhois,

    No, it has virtually no impact and won’t until DVR viewing can be monetized. If you don’t watch the ads, the networks don’t get paid and so they can’t pay for the production of the show.

    The only meaningful number is C+3 which is people who watch on DVR within 3 days and do not skip over the commercials.

    These L+7 numbers are great for PR departments and give the networks a sense of how many eyes ultimately watch their shows however, since they don’t get paid on these numbers they are not very useful in predicting a shows future chances.

  • TV Addict

    Damn. People really like Enlisted. Maybe it has a shot for renewal (a very big maybe)

  • Alan

    Nice to see The Carrie Diaries here!

  • Midnight

    Elementary is a beast with the DVR numbers.

  • 69RoadRunner

    Look at Castle and Parenthood! Go Elementary!

  • DM

    @AdWhois
    What shows’ promos say this? Everything I’ve seen says “watch live” in the commercials.

  • Nikki

    How do we get the dvr numbers fot shows on abcfamily?

  • Edward

    Enlisted is just building momentum!

  • Ram510

    If Enlested continues add huge DVR numbers fox should strongly consider bringing Enlisted back for a second chance. Some shows start with humble numbers and grow in the second season

  • HalCapone

    Everything sure looks prettier in 7 Day DVR land.

  • Stephen

    Go Enlisted, GO!

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