Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Has Biggest 18-49 Ratings & Viewership Increase, ‘Glee’ Tops Percentage Gains in Week 34

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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-fourth week  of the 2013-2014 season May 12-18), 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.

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

The Big Bang Theory topped the total viewers increase from DVR viewing adding 5.862 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-05/15/2014 CBS 4.9 7.4 2.5 51%
2 MODERN FAMILY-05/14/2014 ABC 3.2 5.2 2.0 63%
3 BLACKLIST-05/12/2014 NBC 2.6 4.6 2.0 77%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/15/2014 ABC 2.6 4.1 1.5 58%
5 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-05/13/2014 ABC 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
6 CRIMINAL MINDS-05/14/2014 CBS 2.7 3.9 1.2 44%
7 NASHVILLE-05/14/2014 ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
8 ELEMENTARY-05/15/2014 CBS 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
9 NCIS-05/13/2014 CBS 2.6 3.7 1.1 42%
10 GRIMM-05/16/2014 NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
11 CASTLE-05/12/2014 ABC 2.1 3.1 1.0 48%
12 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY-05/12/2014 FOX 2.0 3.0 1.0 50%
13 CHICAGO FIRE-05/13/2014 NBC 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
14 GOLDBERGS, THE-05/13/2014 ABC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
15 PERSON OF INTEREST-05/13/2014 CBS 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
16 BONES-05/12/2014 FOX 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
17 CHICAGO PD-05/14/2014 NBC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
18 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-05/14/2014 NBC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
19 MENTALIST, THE-05/18/2014 CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/13/2014 CBS 2.5 3.3 0.8 32%
21 FAMILY GUY-05/18/2014 FOX 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%
22 SURVIVOR-05/14/2014 CBS 2.6 3.3 0.7 27%
23 HELL’S KITCHEN-05/15/2014 FOX 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
24 VOICE-05/12/2014 NBC 3.0 3.7 0.7 23%
25 BLACK BOX-05/15/2014 ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%


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 GLEE-05/13/2014 FOX 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
2 NASHVILLE-05/14/2014 ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
3 GRIMM-05/16/2014 NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
4 ELEMENTARY-05/15/2014 CBS 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
5 BLACKLIST-05/12/2014 NBC 2.6 4.6 2.0 77%
6 VAMPIRE DIARIES-05/15/2014 CW 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
7 HART OF DIXIE-05/16/2014 CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
8 REIGN-05/15/2014 CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
9 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-05/13/2014 ABC 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
10 MODERN FAMILY-05/14/2014 ABC 3.2 5.2 2.0 63%
11 HANNIBAL-05/16/2014 NBC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
12 GOLDBERGS, THE-05/13/2014 ABC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
13 CHICAGO PD-05/14/2014 NBC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
14 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-05/14/2014 NBC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
15 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/15/2014 ABC 2.6 4.1 1.5 58%
16 BONES-05/12/2014 FOX 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
17 TROPHY WIFE-05/13/2014 ABC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
18 BLACK BOX-05/15/2014 ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
19 REVOLUTION-05/14/2014 NBC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
20 MENTALIST, THE-05/18/2014 CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
21 CHICAGO FIRE-05/13/2014 NBC 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
22 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/15/2014 CBS 4.9 7.4 2.5 51%
23 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY-05/12/2014 FOX 2.0 3.0 1.0 50%
24 HUNDRED, THE-05/14/2014 CW 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
25 SUPERNATURAL-05/13/2014 CW 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%


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 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/15/2014 CBS 16729 22591 5862 35%
2 BLACKLIST-05/12/2014 NBC 10444 16297 5853 56%
3 MODERN FAMILY-05/14/2014 ABC 9076 13841 4765 53%
4 NCIS-05/13/2014 CBS 16946 21040 4094 24%
5 CASTLE-05/12/2014 ABC 10550 14510 3960 38%
6 ELEMENTARY-05/15/2014 CBS 7368 11254 3886 53%
7 PERSON OF INTEREST-05/13/2014 CBS 10950 14639 3689 34%
8 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/15/2014 ABC 8915 12342 3427 38%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS-05/14/2014 CBS 12032 15424 3392 28%
10 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY-05/12/2014 FOX 6387 9597 3210 50%
11 MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-05/13/2014 ABC 5453 8578 3125 57%
12 MENTALIST, THE-05/18/2014 CBS 9691 12776 3085 32%
13 CHICAGO FIRE-05/13/2014 NBC 7121 10204 3083 43%
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/13/2014 CBS 14850 17799 2949 20%
15 CHICAGO PD-05/14/2014 NBC 5955 8847 2892 49%
16 NASHVILLE-05/14/2014 ABC 5239 7964 2725 52%
17 GRIMM-05/16/2014 NBC 5336 7870 2534 47%
18 BONES-05/12/2014 FOX 6289 8817 2528 40%
19 GOOD WIFE, THE-05/18/2014 CBS 9135 11451 2316 25%
20 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-05/14/2014 NBC 5303 7604 2301 43%
21 GOLDBERGS, THE-05/13/2014 ABC 4242 6211 1969 46%
22 SURVIVOR-05/14/2014 CBS 9930 11863 1933 19%
23 REVOLUTION-05/14/2014 NBC 3753 5561 1808 48%
24 MIKE & MOLLY-05/12/2014 CBS 6945 8627 1682 24%
25 VOICE-05/12/2014 NBC 11118 12797 1679 15%


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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