Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings Gain, ‘Hart of Dixie’ Tops Percentage Gains & ‘The Blacklist’ Gains Most Viewers in Week 28

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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-eighth week  of the 2013-2014 season (March 31-April 6), 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 each with a gain of 2.3 adults 18-49 ratings points.

 Hart of Dixie topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing,  adding 150% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 5.868 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-04/03/2014 CBS 4.9 7.2 2.3 47%
2 MODERN FAMILY-04/02/2014 ABC 3.3 5.5 2.2 67%
3 BLACKLIST-03/31/2014 NBC 2.8 4.8 2.0 71%
4 SCANDAL-04/03/2014 ABC 2.9 4.5 1.6 55%
5 GREY’S ANATOMY-04/03/2014 ABC 2.6 4.1 1.5 58%
6 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/01/2014 ABC 2.0 3.4 1.4 70%
7 RESURRECTION-04/06/2014 ABC 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
8 CRIMINAL MINDS-04/02/2014 CBS 2.6 4.0 1.4 54%
9 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-03/31/2014 CBS 5.4 6.8 1.4 26%
10 ELEMENTARY-04/03/2014 CBS 1.5 2.8 1.3 87%
11 REVENGE-04/06/2014 ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
12 GOLDBERGS, THE-04/01/2014 ABC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
13 ONCE UPON A TIME-04/06/2014 ABC 2.4 3.5 1.1 46%
14 CSI-04/02/2014 CBS 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
15 FOLLOWING, THE-03/31/2014 FOX 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
16 NASHVILLE-04/02/2014 ABC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
17 NCIS-04/01/2014 CBS 2.4 3.4 1.0 42%
18 PARENTHOOD-04/03/2014 NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
19 CHICAGO PD-04/02/2014 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
20 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-04/02/2014 NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
21 HAWAII FIVE-0-04/04/2014 CBS 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
22 PERSON OF INTEREST-04/01/2014 CBS 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
23 GRIMM-04/04/2014 NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
24 VOICE-03/31/2014 NBC 3.4 4.3 0.9 26%
25 INTELLIGENCE-03/31/2014 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%

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 HART OF DIXIE-04/04/2014 CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
2 ELEMENTARY-04/03/2014 CBS 1.5 2.8 1.3 87%
3 REVENGE-04/06/2014 ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
4 PARENTHOOD-04/03/2014 NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
5 BELIEVE-04/06/2014 NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
6 FOLLOWING, THE-03/31/2014 FOX 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
7 GLEE-04/01/2014 FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
8 HANNIBAL-04/04/2014 NBC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
9 WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY-04/04/2014 CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
10 GOLDBERGS, THE-04/01/2014 ABC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
11 BLACKLIST-03/31/2014 NBC 2.8 4.8 2.0 71%
12 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/01/2014 ABC 2.0 3.4 1.4 70%
13 CRISIS-04/06/2014 NBC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
14 MODERN FAMILY-04/02/2014 ABC 3.3 5.5 2.2 67%
15 NASHVILLE-04/02/2014 ABC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
16 INTELLIGENCE-03/31/2014 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
17 HUNDRED, THE-04/02/2014 CW 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
18 UNFORGETTABLE-04/04/2014 CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
19 HAWAII FIVE-0-04/04/2014 CBS 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
20 GRIMM-04/04/2014 NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
21 RESURRECTION-04/06/2014 ABC 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
22 CHICAGO PD-04/02/2014 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
23 ARROW-04/02/2014 CW 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
24 REVOLUTION-04/02/2014 NBC 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
25 CSI-04/02/2014 CBS 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%


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 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-03/31/2014 NBC 11389 17257 5868 52%
2 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-04/03/2014 CBS 17548 22863 5315 30%
3 MODERN FAMILY-04/02/2014 ABC 8999 13726 4727 53%
4 ELEMENTARY-04/03/2014 CBS 7833 12329 4496 57%
5 BLUE BLOODS-04/04/2014 CBS 11691 15663 3972 34%
6 PERSON OF INTEREST-04/01/2014 CBS 11453 15425 3972 35%
7 NCIS-04/01/2014 CBS 17159 20952 3793 22%
8 SCANDAL-04/03/2014 ABC 9129 12849 3720 41%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS-04/02/2014 CBS 10469 14071 3602 34%
10 RESURRECTION-04/06/2014 ABC 8045 11629 3584 45%
11 CSI-04/02/2014 CBS 9771 13281 3510 36%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY-04/03/2014 ABC 8072 11501 3429 42%
13 HAWAII FIVE-0-04/04/2014 CBS 9674 13028 3354 35%
14 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/01/2014 ABC 5711 8875 3164 55%
15 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-03/31/2014 CBS 13128 16163 3035 23%
16 INTELLIGENCE-03/31/2014 CBS 5503 8462 2959 54%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/01/2014 CBS 15306 18246 2940 19%
18 CHICAGO PD-04/02/2014 NBC 5745 8633 2888 50%
19 REVENGE-04/06/2014 ABC 5163 8046 2883 56%
20 FOLLOWING, THE-03/31/2014 FOX 4167 6956 2789 67%
21 NASHVILLE-04/02/2014 ABC 5178 7914 2736 53%
22 BELIEVE-04/06/2014 NBC 4248 6822 2574 61%
23 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-04/02/2014 NBC 5899 8407 2508 43%
24 ONCE UPON A TIME-04/06/2014 ABC 7256 9705 2449 34%
25 GRIMM-04/04/2014 NBC 4887 7310 2423 50%

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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