Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings Gain, ‘Parenthood’ Tops Percentage Gain & ‘The Blacklist’ Adds Most Total Viewers in Week 23

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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 twenty-third week  of the 2013-2014 season (February 24-March 2 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 2.7 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Parenthood topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 100% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 6.353 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-02/27 CBS 5.0 7.7 2.7 54.0%
2 MODERN FAMILY-02/26 ABC 3.1 5.5 2.4 77.4%
3 BLACKLIST-02/24 NBC 3.1 5.0 1.9 61.3%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY-02/27 ABC 3.1 4.9 1.8 58.1%
5 SCANDAL-02/27 ABC 3.4 4.9 1.5 44.1%
6 ELEMENTARY-02/27 CBS 1.6 3.1 1.5 93.8%
7 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-2/24 CBS 3.6 4.9 1.3 36.1%
8 NCIS-02/25 CBS 2.6 3.9 1.3 50.0%
9 GRIMM-02/28 NBC 1.4 2.6 1.2 85.7%
10 CASTLE-02/24 ABC 1.7 2.9 1.2 70.6%
11 CHICAGO PD-02/26 NBC 2.2 3.4 1.2 54.5%
12 FOLLOWING, THE-02/24 FOX 1.6 2.8 1.2 75.0%
13 PARENTHOOD-02/27 NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100.0%
14 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-02/26 NBC 2.0 3.1 1.1 55.0%
15 NEW GIRL-02/25 FOX 1.4 2.5 1.1 78.6%
16 NASHVILLE-02/26 ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 84.6%
17 CHICAGO FIRE-02/25 NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61.1%
18 PERSON OF INTEREST-02/25 CBS 1.8 2.9 1.1 61.1%
19 VOICE-02/24 NBC 4.7 5.8 1.1 23.4%
20 HAWAII FIVE-0-02/28 CBS 1.4 2.4 1.0 71.4%
21 VOICE-TUE-02/25 NBC 3.7 4.7 1.0 27.0%
22 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE-02/25 FOX 1.3 2.3 1.0 76.9%
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-02/25 CBS 2.3 3.2 0.9 39.1%
24 REVOLUTION-02/26 NBC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69.2%
25 SURVIVOR-02/26 CBS 2.4 3.3 0.9 37.5%


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 PARENTHOOD-02/27 NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100.0%
2 ELEMENTARY-02/27 CBS 1.6 3.1 1.5 93.8%
3 GRIMM-02/28 NBC 1.4 2.6 1.2 85.7%
4 NASHVILLE-02/26 ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 84.6%
5 ENLISTED-02/28 FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83.3%
6 TOMORROW PEOPLE-02/26 CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80.0%
7 NEW GIRL-02/25 FOX 1.4 2.5 1.1 78.6%
8 MODERN FAMILY-02/26 ABC 3.1 5.5 2.4 77.4%
9 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE-02/25 FOX 1.3 2.3 1.0 76.9%
10 FOLLOWING, THE-02/24 FOX 1.6 2.8 1.2 75.0%
11 ORIGINALS-02/25 CW 0.8 1.4 0.6 75.0%
12 HANNIBAL-02/28 NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 72.7%
13 HAWAII FIVE-0-02/28 CBS 1.4 2.4 1.0 71.4%
14 CASTLE-02/24 ABC 1.7 2.9 1.2 70.6%
15 REVOLUTION-02/26 NBC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69.2%
16 INTELLIGENCE-02/24 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 66.7%
17 RAISING HOPE-02/28 FOX 0.6 1.0 0.4 66.7%
18 STAR-CROSSED-02/24 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 66.7%
19 VAMPIRE DIARIES-02/27 CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 66.7%
20 BLACKLIST-02/24 NBC 3.1 5.0 1.9 61.3%
21 CHICAGO FIRE-02/25 NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61.1%
22 PERSON OF INTEREST-02/25 CBS 1.8 2.9 1.1 61.1%
23 COMMUNITY-02/27 NBC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60.0%
24 REIGN-02/27 CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60.0%
25 LAST MAN STANDING-02/28 ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58.3%


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 BLACKLIST-02/24 NBC 11179 17532 6353 56.8%
2 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-02/27 CBS 17725 23385 5660 31.9%
3 ELEMENTARY-02/27 CBS 8660 13598 4938 57.0%
4 MODERN FAMILY-02/26 ABC 8524 13394 4870 57.1%
5 PERSON OF INTEREST-02/25 CBS 10999 15756 4757 43.2%
6 CASTLE-02/24 ABC 8688 13132 4444 51.2%
7 NCIS-02/25 CBS 17031 21404 4373 25.7%
8 SCANDAL-02/27 ABC 9318 13429 4111 44.1%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY-02/27 ABC 9426 13510 4084 43.3%
10 BLUE BLOODS-02/28 CBS 11959 15916 3957 33.1%
11 CHICAGO PD-02/26 NBC 8003 11634 3631 45.4%
12 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-02/25 CBS 13155 16673 3518 26.7%
13 HAWAII FIVE-0-02/28 CBS 10607 14061 3454 32.6%
14 CHICAGO FIRE-02/25 NBC 7063 10411 3348 47.4%
15 INTELLIGENCE-02/24 CBS 5413 8642 3229 59.7%
16 NASHVILLE-02/26 ABC 4772 7917 3145 65.9%
17 FOLLOWING, THE-02/24 FOX 4613 7641 3028 65.6%
18 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-02/26 NBC 7782 10731 2949 37.9%
19 GRIMM-02/28 NBC 5324 8149 2825 53.1%
20 VOICE-02/24 NBC 15858 18410 2552 16.1%
21 PARENTHOOD-02/27 NBC 3591 6140 2549 71.0%
22 SURVIVOR-02/26 CBS 9423 11791 2368 25.1%
23 ALMOST HUMAN-02/24 FOX 5724 8043 2319 40.5%
24 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-02/24 CBS 9276 11544 2268 24.5%
25 VOICE-TUE-02/25 NBC 13045 15309 2264 17.4%


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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