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Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings Gain, 'The Blacklist' Tops Viewership Gain, 'Hart of Dixie' & 'Nashville' Top Percentage Gains in Week 32

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May 19th, 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 thirty-second week  of the 2013-2014 season (April 28- May 4), 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.

Hart Of Dixie and Nashville topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 100 percent their respective 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 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-05/01/2014 CBS 4.5 7.0 2.5 56%
2 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 2.8 4.8 2.0 71%
3 BLACKLIST-04/28/2014 NBC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
4 GREY'S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
5 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
6 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
7 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
8 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
9 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
10 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
11 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
12 Once Upon A Time-05/04/2014 ABC 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
13 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
14 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
15 RESURRECTION-05/04/2014 ABC 2.1 3.1 1.0 48%
16 NCIS-04/29/2014 CBS 2.5 3.5 1.0 40%
17 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
18 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
19 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
20 GOLDBERGS, THE-04/29/2014 ABC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
21 Person Of Interest-04/29/2014 CBS 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
22 Family Guy-05/04/2014 FOX 2.2 3.1 0.9 41%
23 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/29/2014 CBS 2.1 2.9 0.8 38%
25 2 Broke Girls-04/28/2014 CBS 2.3 3.1 0.8 35%

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 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
2 Hart Of Dixie-05/02/2014 CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
3 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
4 Vampire Diaries-05/01/2014 CW 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
5 BLACKLIST-04/28/2014 NBC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
6 New Girl-04/29/2014 FOX 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
7 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 2.8 4.8 2.0 71%
8 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
9 GREY'S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 2.6 4.4 1.8 69%
10 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
11 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
12 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
13 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
14 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
15 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
16 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
17 ORIGINALS-04/29/2014 CW 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
18 REIGN-05/01/2014 CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19 Mentalist, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
20 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
21 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
22 Big Bang Theory, THE-05/01/2014 CBS 4.5 7.0 2.5 56%
23 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
24 Glee-04/29/2014 FOX 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
25 Hannibal-05/02/2014 NBC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%

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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-04/28/2014 NBC 10791 16447 5656 52%
2 Big Bang Theory, THE-05/01/2014 CBS 16074 21515 5441 34%
3 Modern Family-04/30/2014 ABC 8395 12624 4229 50%
4 Castle-04/28/2014 ABC 10343 14290 3947 38%
5 GREY'S ANATOMY-05/01/2014 ABC 8809 12753 3944 45%
6 Elementary-05/01/2014 CBS 7787 11712 3925 50%
7 Person Of Interest-04/29/2014 CBS 11309 15135 3826 34%
8 NCIS-04/29/2014 CBS 17253 21037 3784 22%
9 Criminal Minds-04/30/2014 CBS 10304 14009 3705 36%
10 CHICAGO PD-04/30/2014 NBC 7280 10907 3627 50%
11 CSI-04/30/2014 CBS 9951 13558 3607 36%
12 Blue Bloods-05/02/2014 CBS 11589 15077 3488 30%
13 Chicago Fire-04/29/2014 NBC 7058 10520 3462 49%
14 Hawaii Five-0-05/02/2014 CBS 8773 11845 3072 35%
15 RESURRECTION-05/04/2014 ABC 8155 11088 2933 36%
16 Nashville-04/30/2014 ABC 4622 7527 2905 63%
17 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-04/29/2014 ABC 5946 8840 2894 49%
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-04/29/2014 CBS 14831 17670 2839 19%
19 Grimm-05/02/2014 NBC 4929 7716 2787 57%
20 FOLLOWING, THE-04/28/2014 FOX 4507 7278 2771 61%
21 Mentalist, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 8423 11145 2722 32%
22 REVENGE-05/04/2014 ABC 4981 7591 2610 52%
23 Law And Order:SVU-04/30/2014 NBC 6040 8547 2507 42%
24 Good Wife, THE-05/04/2014 CBS 8988 11365 2377 26%
25 Once Upon A Time-05/04/2014 ABC 6862 9190 2328 34%

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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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