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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings Gain, 'The Following' Tops Percentage Gain & 'The Blacklist' Adds Most Total Viewers in Week 24

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March 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 twenty-fourth week  of the 2013-2014 season (March 3-9), 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 2.6 adults 18-49 ratings points.

The Following topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 88% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 5.879 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-03/06 CBS 5.3 7.9 2.6 49%
2 Modern Family-03/05 ABC 3.4 5.5 2.1 62%
3 BLACKLIST-03/03 NBC 2.7 4.6 1.9 70%
4 GREY'S ANATOMY-03/06 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
5 SCANDAL-03/06 ABC 2.8 4.4 1.6 57%
6 RESURRECTION-03/09 ABC 3.8 5.3 1.5 39%
7 How I Met Your Mother-03/03 CBS 3.3 4.7 1.4 42%
8 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-03/04 ABC 1.8 3.2 1.4 78%
9 Criminal Minds-03/05 CBS 2.6 4.0 1.4 54%
10 FOLLOWING, THE-03/03 FOX 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
11 Elementary-03/06 CBS 1.8 3.1 1.3 72%
12 CSI-03/05 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
13 COSMOS-03/09 FOX 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
14 Nashville-03/05 ABC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
15 Castle-03/03 ABC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
16 NCIS-03/04 CBS 2.5 3.6 1.1 44%
17 CHICAGO PD-03/05 NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
18 Grimm-03/07 NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
19 Person Of Interest-03/04 CBS 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
20 PARENTHOOD-03/06 NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
21 REVENGE-03/09 ABC 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
22 Once Upon A Time-03/09 ABC 2.4 3.4 1.0 42%
23 Family Guy-03/09 FOX 2.2 3.2 1.0 45%
24 VOICE-03/03 NBC 4.5 5.4 0.9 20%
25 REVOLUTION-03/05 NBC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%

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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 FOLLOWING, THE-03/03 FOX 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
2 PARENTHOOD-03/06 NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
3 Raising Hope-03/07 FOX 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
4 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-03/04 ABC 1.8 3.2 1.4 78%
5 ORIGINALS-03/04 CW 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
6 Hannibal-03/07 NBC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
7 TOMORROW PEOPLE-03/05 CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
8 Nashville-03/05 ABC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
9 CHICAGO PD-03/05 NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
10 Grimm-03/07 NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
11 Elementary-03/06 CBS 1.8 3.1 1.3 72%
12 Arrow-03/05 CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
13 CSI-03/05 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
14 BLACKLIST-03/03 NBC 2.7 4.6 1.9 70%
15 Glee-03/04 FOX 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
16 GREY'S ANATOMY-03/06 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
17 REVOLUTION-03/05 NBC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
18 Castle-03/03 ABC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
19 INTELLIGENCE-03/03 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
20 Beauty And The Beast-03/03 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
21 Supernatural-03/04 CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
22 Hawaii Five-0-03/07 CBS 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
23 TROPHY WIFE-03/04 ABC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
24 Modern Family-03/05 ABC 3.4 5.5 2.1 62%
25 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE-03/04 FOX 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%

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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 BLACKLIST-03/03 NBC 11012 16891 5879 53%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE-03/06 CBS 18086 23783 5697 31%
3 Modern Family-03/05 ABC 9240 13979 4739 51%
4 Person Of Interest-03/04 CBS 10644 15327 4683 44%
5 Elementary-03/06 CBS 8544 13202 4658 55%
6 CSI-03/05 CBS 9287 13451 4164 45%
7 SCANDAL-03/06 ABC 8533 12620 4087 48%
8 RESURRECTION-03/09 ABC 13896 17978 4082 29%
9 Castle-03/03 ABC 8382 12365 3983 48%
10 GREY'S ANATOMY-03/06 ABC 8226 12204 3978 48%
11 Blue Bloods-03/07 CBS 12029 15907 3878 32%
12 NCIS-03/04 CBS 17854 21699 3845 22%
13 Criminal Minds-03/05 CBS 11422 15126 3704 32%
14 Mentalist, THE-03/09 CBS 9949 13290 3341 34%
15 Hawaii Five-0-03/07 CBS 10346 13681 3335 32%
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-03/04 CBS 14369 17695 3326 23%
17 CHICAGO PD-03/05 NBC 6051 9294 3243 54%
18 FOLLOWING, THE-03/03 FOX 5164 8290 3126 61%
19 INTELLIGENCE-03/03 CBS 5355 8479 3124 58%
20 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-03/04 ABC 5464 8575 3111 57%
21 Chicago Fire-03/04 NBC 7067 10123 3056 43%
22 Nashville-03/05 ABC 5094 8097 3003 59%
23 COSMOS-03/09 FOX 5770 8506 2736 47%
24 Grimm-03/07 NBC 5653 8380 2727 48%
25 REVENGE-03/09 ABC 6599 9293 2694 41%

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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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