Ratings Winners Losers Fall TV

DVR Playback Winners & Losers: Which Fall Shows Got the Biggest Bumps?

Fox’s Empire still lords over the broadcast TV landscape, topping this fall’s charts with a 7.3 demo rating once Live+7 DVR playback is factored in.

The musical sudser’s success is due in part to a meaty DVR bump of 2.3 rating points — the largest absolute gain of any broadcast series.

That said, ABC’s Quantico and NBC’s The Blacklist are among four shows that enjoy the greatest percentage gain via DVR playback — 100 percent — each thus doubling their Live+Same Day rating to a 3.0.

Though advertisers famously assign a premium to “live” viewing, the networks are gradually seeing a degree of success in monetizing delayed playback. (At the very least, they will argue, Live+7 numbers illustrate a show’s “potential” audience.)

Listed directly below are the Live+7 DVR rankings in the demo, followed by the best (and worst) gainers, and then the Bottom 3 performers by network.

Underneath the blue dotted line, for the 11 of you still reading, are the same rankings for total audience, which is always “fun” to look at.

BEST (NON-SPORTS) DEMO RATING WITH LIVE+7 DVR PLAYBACK
Empire, Fox 7.3
The Big Bang Theory, CBS 6.1
Modern Family, ABC 4.7
Scandal, ABC 4.1
Blindspot, NBC 4.1
The Voice: Monday, NBC 3.9
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC 3.9
How to Get Away With Murder, ABC 3.8
The Voice: Tuesday, NBC 3.6
The Goldbergs, ABC 3.2
NCIS, CBS 3.2

BIGGEST PERCENT GAINERS IN THE DEMO
Quantico +100% (to a 3.0 rating)
The Originals +100% (to a 0.8 rating)
The Blacklist +100% (to a 3.0 rating)
Grimm +100% (to a 1.8 rating)
Elementary +89% (to a 1.7 rating)
Supernatural +86% (to a 1.3 rating)
The Vampire Diaries +83% (to a 1.1rating)
Castle +82% (to a 2.0 rating)
Nashville +82% (to a 2.0 rating)
Scream Queens +82% (to a 2.0 rating)

BIGGEST ABSOLUTE GAINERS IN THE DEMO
Empire +2.3 (to a 7.3 rating)
The Big Bang Theory +2.1 (to a 6.1 rating)
Modern Family +1.9 (to a 4.7 rating)
Blindspot +1.8 (to a 4.1 rating)
How to Get Away With Murder +1.7 (to a 3.8 rating)
Scandal +1.6 (to a 4.1 rating)
Grey’s Anatomy +1.5 (to a 3.9 rating)
Quantico +1.5 (to a 3.0 rating)
The Blacklist +1.5 (to a 3.0 rating)
Criminal Minds +1.2 (to a 2.9 rating)
Law & Order: SVU +1.2 (to a 2.8 rating)
Gotham +1.2 (to a 2.7 rating)
Limitless +1.2 (to a 2.7 rating)

WORST PERCENT GAINERS IN THE DEMO (SCRIPTED ORIGINALS)
Significant Mother +0% (to a 0.2 rating)
Wicked Offer +0% (to a 0.2 rating)
The Simpsons +19% (to a 2.5 rating)
Undateable +25% (to a 1.0)
Bob’s Burgers +27% (to a 1.4)
Rosewood +29% (to a 2.2 rating)
Mom +31% (to a 2.1rating)
Madam Secretary +31% (to a 2.7 rating)
Truth Be Told +33% (to a 0.8 rating)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend +33% (to a 0.4 rating)

BOTTOM THREE (SCRIPTED) PER NETWORK, IN THE DEMO
ABC: Wicked City (1.1), Blood & Oil (1.5), Dr. Ken (1.7)
CBS: CSI: Cyber (1.4), The Good Wife (1.6), Elementary (1.7)
The CW: Wicked Offer (0.2), Significant Mother (0.2), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.4)
Fox: Minority Report (1.2), The Grinder (1.4), Bob’s Burgers (1.4)
NBC: Truth Be Told (0.8), Undateable (1.0), The Player (1.4)

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BIGGEST (NON-SPORTS) AUDIENCE WITH LIVE+7 DVR PLAYBACK
The Big Bang Theory, CBS 20.9 million
NCIS, CBS 20.8 million
Empire, Fox 17.7 million
NCIS: New Orleans, CBS 16 million
Blue Bloods, CBS 14.5 million
The Voice: Monday, NBC 14.1 million
Blindspot, NBC 13.9 million
The Voice: Tuesday, NBC 13.8 million
Dancing With the Stars, ABC 13.8 million
60 Minutes, CBS 13.7 million

BIGGEST PERCENT GAINERS IN TOTAL AUDIENCE
Quantico +86% (to 9.5 million)
The Originals +75% (to 1.7 mil)
The Vampire Diaries +74% (to 2.2 mil)
The Blacklist +71% (to 11.9 mil)
Scream Queens +69% (to 4.7 mil)
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD +66% (to 6.5 mil)
Blindspot +66% (to 13.9 mil)
Elementary +65% (to 8.8 mil)
Grimm +65% (to 6.2 mil)
Jane the Virgin +61& (to 1.7 mil)

BIGGEST ABSOLUTE GAINERS IN TOTAL AUDIENCE
Blindspot +5.5 mil (to 13.9 mil)
The Big Bang Theory +5.4 mil (to 20.9 mil)
Empire +5.1 mil (to 17.7 mil)
The Blacklist +4.9 mil (to 11.9 mil)
Quantico +4.4 mil (to 9.5 mil)
Modern Family +4.4 mil (to 12.6 mil)
How to Get Away With Murder +4.1 mil (to 11.2 mil)
Scandal +4.0 mil (to 12.5 mil)
Blue Bloods +4.0 mil (to 14.5 mil)
NCIS +3.9 mil (to 20.8 mil)

WORST PERCENT GAINERS IN TOTAL AUDIENCE (SCRIPTED ORIGINALS)
Wicked Offer +3% (to 516,000 viewers)
Significant Mother +10% (to 660K)
Truth Be Told +16% (to 2.6 mil)
The Simpsons +18% (to 5.7 mil)
Undateable +19% (to 3.2 mil)
Madam Secretary +21% (to 12.6 mil)
Life in Pieces +21% (to 10.4 mil)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend +21% (to 1.07 mil)
NCIS +23% (to 20.8 mil)
Dr. Ken +23% (to 7.0 mil)

BOTTOM THREE (SCRIPTED) PER NETWORK, IN TOTAL AUDIENCE
ABC: Wicked City (3.8 mil), Blood & Oil (5.7 mil), Fresh Off the Boat (5.9 mil)
CBS: 2 Broke Girls (8 mil), CSI:Cyber (8.3 mil), Elementary (8.8 mil)
The CW: Wicked Offer (516K), Significant Mother (660K), Crazy Ex (1.07 mil)
Fox: Bob’s Burgers (3 mil), Minority Report (3.3 mil), The Grinder (4.1 mil)
NBC: Truth Be Told (2.6 mil), Undateable (3.2 mil), Best Time Ever (5.5 mil)

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