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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' & 'The Blacklist' Have Biggest 18-49 Ratings Gain, 'The Blacklist' Tops Viewership Gain, 'Hart of Dixie' Top Percentage Gainer in Week 31

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May 12th, 2014

The Big Bang Theory May 1

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 thirty-first week  of the 2013-2014 season (April 21-28), The Big Bang Theory and The Blacklist 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 2.1 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Hart Of Dixie topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 100 percent to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Blacklist topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 6.510 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-04/24 CBS 4.5 6.6 2.1 47%
2 BLACKLIST-04/21 NBC 2.8 4.9 2.1 75%
3 Modern Family-04/23 ABC 3.5 5.5 2.0 57%
4 GREY'S ANATOMY-04/24 ABC 2.3 3.9 1.6 70%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/22 ABC 1.9 3.3 1.4 74%
6 RESURRECTION-04/27 ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
7 Elementary-04/24 CBS 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
8 FOLLOWING, THE-04/21 FOX 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
9 Castle-04/21 ABC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
10 Grimm-04/25 NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
11 REVENGE-04/27 ABC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
12 Once Upon A Time-04/27 ABC 2.2 3.2 1.0 45%
13 Shark Tank-04/25 ABC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
14 2 Broke Girls-04/21 CBS 2.1 2.9 0.8 38%
15 SURVIVOR-04/23 CBS 2.3 3.1 0.8 35%
16 BONES-04/21 FOX 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
17 BELIEVE-04/27 NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
18 Mentalist, THE-04/27 CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
19 Hawaii Five-0-04/25 CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
20 Blue Bloods-04/25 CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
21 MIKE & MOLLY-04/21 CBS 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
22 Family Guy-04/27 FOX 2.1 2.8 0.7 33%
23 VOICE-04/21 NBC 3.0 3.7 0.7 23%
24 BLACK BOX-04/24 ABC 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
25 MIDDLE, THE-04/23 ABC 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%

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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 Hart Of Dixie-04/25 CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
2 Grimm-04/25 NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
3 FOLLOWING, THE-04/21 FOX 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
4 REVENGE-04/27 ABC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
5 BELIEVE-04/27 NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
6 BLACKLIST-04/21 NBC 2.8 4.9 2.1 75%
7 Elementary-04/24 CBS 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
8 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/22 ABC 1.9 3.3 1.4 74%
9 Arrow-04/23 CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
10 ORIGINALS-04/22 CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
11 GREY'S ANATOMY-04/24 ABC 2.3 3.9 1.6 70%
12 HUNDRED, THE-04/23 CW 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
13 STAR-CROSSED-04/21 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
14 TOMORROW PEOPLE-04/21 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
15 Glee-04/22 FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
16 RESURRECTION-04/27 ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
17 Vampire Diaries-04/24 CW 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
18 Castle-04/21 ABC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
19 MINDY PROJECT-04/22 FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
20 CRISIS-04/27 NBC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
21 Mentalist, THE-04/27 CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
22 Modern Family-04/23 ABC 3.5 5.5 2.0 57%
23 Supernatural-04/22 CW 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
24 Hannibal-04/25 NBC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
25 Hawaii Five-0-04/25 CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
26 BONES-04/21 FOX 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%

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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 BLACKLIST-04/21 NBC 11243 17753 6510 58%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE-04/24 CBS 16436 21558 5122 31%
3 Modern Family-04/23 ABC 9591 14021 4430 46%
4 Castle-04/21 ABC 9770 13858 4088 42%
5 Elementary-04/24 CBS 8129 12211 4082 50%
6 Blue Bloods-04/25 CBS 11053 14811 3758 34%
7 GREY'S ANATOMY-04/24 ABC 7993 11491 3498 44%
8 RESURRECTION-04/27 ABC 7782 11176 3394 44%
9 FOLLOWING, THE-04/21 FOX 4420 7485 3065 69%
10 Hawaii Five-0-04/25 CBS 9264 12303 3039 33%
11 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/22 ABC 6039 9017 2978 49%
12 REVENGE-04/27 ABC 5136 8064 2928 57%
13 Mentalist, THE-04/27 CBS 8630 11448 2818 33%
14 Grimm-04/25 NBC 4986 7728 2742 55%
15 BELIEVE-04/27 NBC 4487 6907 2420 54%
16 BONES-04/21 FOX 5966 8346 2380 40%
17 Good Wife, THE-04/27 CBS 9333 11630 2297 25%
18 SURVIVOR-04/23 CBS 9433 11587 2154 23%
19 Once Upon A Time-04/27 ABC 7335 9427 2092 29%
20 BLACK BOX-04/24 ABC 6872 8957 2085 30%
21 CRISIS-04/27 NBC 3991 6021 2030 51%
22 Unforgettable-04/25 CBS 7639 9604 1965 26%
23 MIKE & MOLLY-04/21 CBS 7325 9199 1874 26%
24 Two and a Half Men-04/24 CBS 9347 11206 1859 20%
25 Shark Tank-04/25 ABC 7115 8907 1792 25%

 

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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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