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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings & Viewership Gain, 'Parenthood' & 'Reign' Top Percentage Gains in Week 29

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April 28th, 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-ninth week  of the 2013-2014 season (April 7-13), 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 2.5 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Parenthood and Reign topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 100 percent to their Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Big Bang Theory topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 5.357 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-04/10 CBS 4.7 7.2 2.5 53%
2 GREY'S ANATOMY-04/10 ABC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
3 SCANDAL-04/10 ABC 3.0 4.8 1.8 60%
4 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/08 ABC 1.9 3.4 1.5 79%
5 Criminal Minds-04/09 CBS 2.3 3.6 1.3 57%
6 REVENGE-04/13 ABC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
7 Once Upon A Time-04/13 ABC 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
8 RESURRECTION-04/13 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
9 Elementary-04/10 CBS 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
10 FOLLOWING, THE-04/07 FOX 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
11 NCIS-04/08 CBS 2.6 3.7 1.1 42%
12 PARENTHOOD-04/10 NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
13 Chicago Fire-04/08 NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
14 GOLDBERGS, THE-04/08 ABC 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
15 Hawaii Five-0-04/11 CBS 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
16 CSI-04/09 CBS 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
17 Grimm-04/11 NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
18 CHICAGO PD-04/09 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
19 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/08 CBS 2.3 3.2 0.9 39%
20 Family Guy-04/13 FOX 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
21 Law And Order:SVU-04/09 NBC 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
22 Shark Tank-04/11 ABC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
23 Blue Bloods-04/11 CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
24 BONES-04/07 FOX 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
25 SURVIVOR-04/09 CBS 2.4 3.1 0.7 29%

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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 PARENTHOOD-04/10 NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
1 REIGN-04/10 CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
3 REVENGE-04/13 ABC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
4 Grimm-04/11 NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
5 FOLLOWING, THE-04/07 FOX 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
5 Hannibal-04/11 NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
7 HUNDRED, THE-04/09 CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
8 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/08 ABC 1.9 3.4 1.5 79%
9 Hawaii Five-0-04/11 CBS 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
10 Elementary-04/10 CBS 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
11 GREY'S ANATOMY-04/10 ABC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
12 GOLDBERGS, THE-04/08 ABC 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
13 BELIEVE-04/13 NBC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
14 Hart Of Dixie-04/11 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
14 STAR-CROSSED-04/07 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
16 CRISIS-04/13 NBC 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
17 CHICAGO PD-04/09 NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
18 TROPHY WIFE-04/08 ABC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
19 Chicago Fire-04/08 NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
20 Once Upon A Time-04/13 ABC 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
20 Glee-04/08 FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
20 SCANDAL-04/10 ABC 3.0 4.8 1.8 60%
23 CSI-04/09 CBS 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
24 Blue Bloods-04/11 CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
24 RESURRECTION-04/13 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%

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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-04/10 CBS 16288 21645 5357 33%
2 SCANDAL-04/10 ABC 9227 13465 4238 46%
3 Elementary-04/10 CBS 7902 11956 4054 51%
4 GREY'S ANATOMY-04/10 ABC 8177 12136 3959 48%
5 Blue Bloods-04/11 CBS 11051 14794 3743 34%
6 NCIS-04/08 CBS 17392 21072 3680 21%
7 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/08 ABC 5373 8833 3460 64%
8 RESURRECTION-04/13 ABC 7461 10901 3440 46%
9 Hawaii Five-0-04/11 CBS 9168 12542 3374 37%
10 Criminal Minds-04/09 CBS 9848 13171 3323 34%
11 CSI-04/09 CBS 9113 12423 3310 36%
12 Chicago Fire-04/08 NBC 6958 10153 3195 46%
13 REVENGE-04/13 ABC 5265 8342 3077 58%
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/08 CBS 14560 17477 2917 20%
19 FOLLOWING, THE-04/07 FOX 4408 7298 2890 66%
15 Mentalist, THE-04/13 CBS 9021 11821 2800 31%
16 CHICAGO PD-04/09 NBC 6486 9184 2698 42%
17 Once Upon A Time-04/13 ABC 6499 9083 2584 40%
18 BELIEVE-04/13 NBC 4344 6879 2535 58%
19 Grimm-04/11 NBC 4730 7254 2524 53%
20 PARENTHOOD-04/10 NBC 3663 6107 2444 67%
21 Good Wife, THE-04/13 CBS 9833 12232 2399 24%
22 Law And Order:SVU-04/09 NBC 7408 9683 2275 31%
23 BONES-04/07 FOX 6583 8816 2233 34%
24 CRISIS-04/13 NBC 4072 6285 2213 54%
25 GOLDBERGS, THE-04/08 ABC 4453 6623 2170 49%

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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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