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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings Gain & Total Viewer Increase + 'Nashville' Tops Percentage Gain in Week 20

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February 24th, 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 twentieth week  of the 2013-2014 season (February 3-9 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 2.8 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Nashville topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 92% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Big Bang Theory topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 6.492 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-02/06/2014 CBS 5.2 8.0 2.8 54%
2 Modern Family-02/05/2014 ABC 3.5 5.6 2.1 60%
3 Elementary-02/06/2014 CBS 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
4 How I Met Your Mother-02/03/2014 CBS 3.8 5.3 1.5 39%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-02/04/2014 ABC 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
6 NCIS-02/04/2014 CBS 3.1 4.4 1.3 42%
7 FOLLOWING, THE-02/03/2014 FOX 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
8 Nashville-02/05/2014 ABC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
9 Castle-02/03/2014 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
10 Criminal Minds-02/05/2014 CBS 2.8 4.0 1.2 43%
11 New Girl-02/04/2014 FOX 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
12 CSI-02/05/2014 CBS 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
13 Person Of Interest-02/04/2014 CBS 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
14 ALMOST HUMAN-02/03/2014 FOX 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
15 Law And Order:SVU-02/05/2014 NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
16 GOLDBERGS, THE-02/04/2014 ABC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-02/04/2014 CBS 2.8 3.8 1.0 36%
18 CHICAGO PD-02/05/2014 NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
19 INTELLIGENCE-02/03/2014 CBS 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
20 American Idol-THURSDAY-02/06/2014 FOX 3.1 4.0 0.9 29%
21 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-02/05/2014 FOX 3.9 4.8 0.9 23%
22 Two and a Half Men-02/06/2014 CBS 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
23 MIKE & MOLLY-02/03/2014 CBS 2.7 3.5 0.8 30%
24 2 Broke Girls-02/03/2014 CBS 3.0 3.8 0.8 27%
25 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE-02/04/2014 FOX 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%

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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 Nashville-02/05/2014 ABC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
2 Raising Hope-02/07/2014 FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
3 Elementary-02/06/2014 CBS 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
4 Vampire Diaries-02/06/2014 CW 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
5 New Girl-02/04/2014 FOX 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
6 Hart Of Dixie-02/03/2014 CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
7 FOLLOWING, THE-02/03/2014 FOX 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
8 ORIGINALS-02/04/2014 CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
9 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-02/04/2014 ABC 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
10 GOLDBERGS, THE-02/04/2014 ABC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
11 Law And Order:SVU-02/05/2014 NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
12 TOMORROW PEOPLE-02/05/2014 CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
13 Modern Family-02/05/2014 ABC 3.5 5.6 2.1 60%
14 INTELLIGENCE-02/03/2014 CBS 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
15 CHICAGO PD-02/05/2014 NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
16 ALMOST HUMAN-02/03/2014 FOX 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
17 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE-02/04/2014 FOX 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
18 ENLISTED-02/07/2014 FOX 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
19 Castle-02/03/2014 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
20 TROPHY WIFE-02/04/2014 ABC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
21 CSI-02/05/2014 CBS 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
22 Big Bang Theory, THE-02/06/2014 CBS 5.2 8.0 2.8 54%
23 Person Of Interest-02/04/2014 CBS 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
24 Arrow-02/05/2014 CW 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
25 Supernatural-02/04/2014 CW 1.0 1.5 0.5 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-02/06/2014 CBS 17534 24026 6492 37%
2 Elementary-02/06/2014 CBS 9454 14398 4944 52%
3 Person Of Interest-02/04/2014 CBS 12351 17154 4803 39%
4 Modern Family-02/05/2014 ABC 9872 14318 4446 45%
5 NCIS-02/04/2014 CBS 19529 23764 4235 22%
6 Castle-02/03/2014 ABC 10024 14247 4223 42%
7 CSI-02/05/2014 CBS 11159 14950 3791 34%
8 Criminal Minds-02/05/2014 CBS 12918 16393 3475 27%
9 INTELLIGENCE-02/03/2014 CBS 7555 10886 3331 44%
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-02/04/2014 CBS 16337 19641 3304 20%
11 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-02/04/2014 ABC 6621 9768 3147 48%
12 FOLLOWING, THE-02/03/2014 FOX 5835 8981 3146 54%
13 Nashville-02/05/2014 ABC 5158 8029 2871 56%
14 CHICAGO PD-02/05/2014 NBC 6028 8848 2820 47%
15 Law And Order:SVU-02/05/2014 NBC 6270 8891 2621 42%
16 ALMOST HUMAN-02/03/2014 FOX 6409 9003 2594 40%
17 How I Met Your Mother-02/03/2014 CBS 9976 12561 2585 26%
18 Two and a Half Men-02/06/2014 CBS 8316 10700 2384 29%
19 American Idol-THURSDAY-02/06/2014 FOX 11078 13346 2268 20%
20 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-02/05/2014 FOX 13428 15668 2240 17%
21 GOLDBERGS, THE-02/04/2014 ABC 4927 7053 2126 43%
22 MIKE & MOLLY-02/03/2014 CBS 10268 12331 2063 20%
23 New Girl-02/04/2014 FOX 3479 5436 1957 56%
24 2 Broke Girls-02/03/2014 CBS 9218 11071 1853 20%
25 MOM-02/03/2014 CBS 9109 10918 1809 20%

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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.

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