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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings & Viewership Gains, 'Beauty and the Beast' Tops Percentage Gains in Week 25

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March 31st, 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-fifth week  of the 2013-2014 season (March 10-16), 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.

Beauty And The Beast 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 5.879 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-03/13 CBS 4.9 7.5 2.6 53%
2 Modern Family-03/12 ABC 3.5 5.4 1.9 54%
2 GREY'S ANATOMY-03/13 ABC 2.3 4.2 1.9 83%
4 SCANDAL-03/13 ABC 2.7 4.4 1.7 63%
5 RESURRECTION-03/16 ABC 3.1 4.6 1.5 48%
6 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-03/11 ABC 2.1 3.5 1.4 67%
7 Once Upon A Time-03/16 ABC 2.4 3.7 1.3 54%
7 Criminal Minds-03/12 CBS 2.3 3.6 1.3 57%
9 How I Met Your Mother-03/10 CBS 2.7 4.0 1.3 48%
10 CSI-03/12 CBS 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
10 FOLLOWING, THE-03/10 FOX 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
10 Grimm-03/14 NBC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
10 Elementary-03/13 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
14 COSMOS-03/16 FOX 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
15 New Girl-03/11 FOX 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
16 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE-03/11 FOX 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
16 Family Guy-03/16 FOX 2.3 3.3 1.0 43%
16 Law And Order:SVU-03/12 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
16 Nashville-03/12 ABC 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
20 VOICE-TUE-03/11 NBC 3.5 4.4 0.9 26%
21 REVENGE-03/16 ABC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
21 BONES-03/10 FOX 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
21 PARENTHOOD-03/13 NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
21 Chicago Fire-03/11 NBC 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
21 CHICAGO PD-03/12 NBC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%

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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 Beauty And The Beast-03/10 CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
2 New Girl-03/11 FOX 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
3 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE-03/11 FOX 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
4 GREY'S ANATOMY-03/13 ABC 2.3 4.2 1.9 83%
5 FOLLOWING, THE-03/10 FOX 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
6 Grimm-03/14 NBC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
7 Raising Hope-03/14 FOX 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
8 PARENTHOOD-03/13 NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
9 Nashville-03/12 ABC 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
10 Elementary-03/13 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
11 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-03/11 ABC 2.1 3.5 1.4 67%
12 Glee-03/11 FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
13 Hannibal-03/14 NBC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
14 SCANDAL-03/13 ABC 2.7 4.4 1.7 63%
19 Law And Order:SVU-03/12 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
15 Mentalist, THE-03/16 CBS 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
16 REVOLUTION-03/12 NBC 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
17 CSI-03/12 CBS 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
18 REIGN-03/13 CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19 ENLISTED-03/14 FOX 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20 Criminal Minds-03/12 CBS 2.3 3.6 1.3 57%
21 CHICAGO PD-03/12 NBC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
22 TROPHY WIFE-03/11 ABC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
23 ORIGINALS-03/11 CW 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
24 COSMOS-03/16 FOX 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
25 PARKS AND RECREATION-03/13 NBC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%

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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 Shows Net Viewership L+SD (000) Viewership L+7 (000) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 Big Bang Theory, THE-03/13 CBS 17393 22951 5558 32%
2 Elementary-03/13 CBS 9033 13398 4365 48%
3 Modern Family-03/12 ABC 9418 13735 4317 46%
4 RESURRECTION-03/16 ABC 11247 15529 4282 38%
5 SCANDAL-03/13 ABC 8193 12416 4223 52%
6 GREY'S ANATOMY-03/13 ABC 7346 11452 4106 56%
7 CSI-03/12 CBS 10148 13730 3582 35%
8 Blue Bloods-03/14 CBS 11733 15088 3355 29%
9 Criminal Minds-03/12 CBS 10739 13962 3223 30%
10 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-03/11 ABC 5988 9072 3084 52%
11 Mentalist, THE-03/16 CBS 8646 11638 2992 35%
12 INTELLIGENCE-03/10 CBS 6626 9609 2983 45%
13 Grimm-03/14 NBC 5259 8171 2912 55%
14 Hawaii Five-0-03/14 CBS 9578 12450 2872 30%
19 BELIEVE-03/16 NBC 6566 9406 2840 43%
15 Chicago Fire-03/11 NBC 7209 10021 2812 39%
16 FOLLOWING, THE-03/10 FOX 4860 7670 2810 58%
17 REVENGE-03/16 ABC 6239 8931 2692 43%
18 Once Upon A Time-03/16 ABC 7751 10432 2681 35%
19 CHICAGO PD-03/12 NBC 5842 8458 2616 45%
20 COSMOS-03/16 FOX 4951 7526 2575 52%
21 Nashville-03/12 ABC 5080 7651 2571 51%
22 BONES-03/10 FOX 6552 9107 2555 39%
23 Law And Order:SVU-03/12 NBC 6277 8603 2326 37%
24 PARENTHOOD-03/13 NBC 3872 6182 2310 60%
25 How I Met Your Mother-03/10 CBS 7700 9930 2230 29%

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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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