Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings & Viewership Gains, ‘Nashville’ Top Percentage Gains in Week 33

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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-third week  of the 2013-2014 season May 5- May 11), 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 2.6 adults 18-49 ratings points.

Nashville topped the percentage adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 92 percent to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.

The Big Bang Theory topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 5.772 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-05/08 CBS 3.8 6.4 2.6 68%
2 MODERN FAMILY-05/07 ABC 2.9 4.9 2.0 69%
3 BLACKLIST-05/05 NBC 2.7 4.4 1.7 63%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/08 ABC 2.5 4.0 1.5 60%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-05/06 ABC 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
6 CRIMINAL MINDS-05/07 CBS 2.3 3.6 1.3 57%
7 ONCE UPON A TIME-05/11 ABC 2.2 3.4 1.2 55%
8 NASHVILLE-05/07 ABC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
9 ELEMENTARY-05/08 CBS 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
10 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY-05/05 FOX 2.6 3.7 1.1 42%
11 GOLDBERGS, THE-05/06 ABC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
12 CASTLE-05/05 ABC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
13 PERSON OF INTEREST-05/06 CBS 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
14 NCIS-05/06 CBS 2.3 3.3 1.0 43%
15 NEW GIRL-05/06 FOX 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
16 GRIMM-05/09 NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
17 REVENGE-05/11 ABC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
18 CSI-05/07 CBS 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
19 FAMILY GUY-05/11 FOX 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
20 CHICAGO PD-05/07 NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
21 CHICAGO FIRE-05/06 NBC 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
22 2 BROKE GIRLS-05/05 CBS 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%
23 TWO AND A HALF MEN-05/08 CBS 2.1 2.9 0.8 38%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/06 CBS 2.2 3.0 0.8 36%
25 REVOLUTION-05/07 NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%


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 NASHVILLE-05/07 ABC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
2 NEW GIRL-05/06 FOX 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
3 ORIGINALS-05/06 CW 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
4 GOLDBERGS, THE-05/06 ABC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
5 GRIMM-05/09 NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
6 ELEMENTARY-05/08 CBS 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
7 REVOLUTION-05/07 NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
8 HANNIBAL-05/09 NBC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
9 MODERN FAMILY-05/07 ABC 2.9 4.9 2.0 69%
10 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/08 CBS 3.8 6.4 2.6 68%
11 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-05/06 ABC 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
12 HART OF DIXIE-05/09 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
13 REVENGE-05/11 ABC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
14 CHICAGO PD-05/07 NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
15 BLACKLIST-05/05 NBC 2.7 4.4 1.7 63%
16 CASTLE-05/05 ABC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
17 UNFORGETTABLE-05/09 CBS 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
18 GLEE-05/06 FOX 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
19 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/08 ABC 2.5 4.0 1.5 60%
20 PERSON OF INTEREST-05/06 CBS 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
21 TROPHY WIFE-05/06 ABC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
22 VAMPIRE DIARIES-05/08 CW 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
23 CRIMINAL MINDS-05/07 CBS 2.3 3.6 1.3 57%
24 ONCE UPON A TIME-05/11 ABC 2.2 3.4 1.2 55%
25 HAWAII FIVE-0-05/09 CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%


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 Shows Net Viewership L+SD (000) Viewership L+7 (000) Post Airdate Increase (Absolute) Post Airdate Increase (%)
1 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/08 CBS 14420 20192 5772 40%
2 BLACKLIST-05/05 NBC 10466 16162 5696 54%
3 MODERN FAMILY-05/07 ABC 8554 12918 4364 51%
4 PERSON OF INTEREST-05/06 CBS 10499 14489 3990 38%
5 CASTLE-05/05 ABC 9002 12930 3928 44%
6 ELEMENTARY-05/08 CBS 7542 11440 3898 52%
7 NCIS-05/06 CBS 15883 19450 3567 22%
8 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY-05/05 FOX 8077 11455 3378 42%
9 BLUE BLOODS-05/09 CBS 11784 15152 3368 29%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS-05/07 CBS 10523 13887 3364 32%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/08 ABC 7948 11274 3326 42%
12 CSI-05/07 CBS 10008 13171 3163 32%
13 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-05/06 ABC 5372 8325 2953 55%
14 MENTALIST, THE-05/11 CBS 8639 11550 2911 34%
19 CHICAGO FIRE-05/06 NBC 6924 9796 2872 41%
15 NASHVILLE-05/07 ABC 4698 7550 2852 61%
16 CHICAGO PD-05/07 NBC 5393 8229 2836 53%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/06 CBS 14108 16927 2819 20%
18 HAWAII FIVE-0-05/09 CBS 9212 11926 2714 29%
19 REVENGE-05/11 ABC 4870 7517 2647 54%
20 ONCE UPON A TIME-05/11 ABC 6597 9189 2592 39%
21 GRIMM-05/09 NBC 4781 7300 2519 53%
22 TWO AND A HALF MEN-05/08 CBS 8350 10715 2365 28%
23 GOOD WIFE, THE-05/11 CBS 8731 10969 2238 26%
24 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-05/07 NBC 5344 7538 2194 41%
25 GOLDBERGS, THE-05/06 ABC 4154 6292 2138 51%


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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