ABC Leads Broadcast Rivals in DVR Playback Rankings

ABC Leads Broadcast Rivals in DVR Playback Rankings

Network grabs 5 of top 10 spots, with the rest split by CBS, Fox and NBC

ABC doesn't have the network show with the biggest DVR viewing, or even the second.

But it does dominate the Top 10 list: five of its shows rank in the Top 10 in broadcast for DVR gains, with the remainder split among CBS, Fox and NBC in the latest numbers. Bottom line: ABC is really seeing the advantages of DVR viewing.

“Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”  leads the network's shows with +2.1 rating points. It is followed by “Modern Family” (+2.0 rating points), “Grey's Anatomy” (+1.8 rating points), “Nashville” (+1.3 rating points) and “Scandal” (+1.3 rating points).

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What that means is that a fair share of ABC's viewers aren't watching live but are certainly catching up on the shows within the following seven days, known as the “+7” part of the “Live +7” ratings numbers.

CBS and Fox tie for the second highest amount of shows in the Top 10 with two each — “The Big Bang Theory” tops the list in the No. 1 spot. NBC only cracks the Top 10 once with its hit freshman series, “The Blacklist,” but it does take the No. 2 ranking.

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Here's the full Top 10 list:

BIG BANG THEORY, THE-10/03/2013 CBS
BLACKLIST-09/30/2013 NBC
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D-10/01/2013 ABC
SLEEPY HOLLOW-09/30/2013 FOX
MODERN FAMILY-10/02/2013 ABC
GREY'S ANATOMY-10/03/2013 ABC
NEW GIRL-10/01/2013 FOX
ELEMENTARY-10/03/2013 CBS
NASHVILLE-10/02/2013 ABC
SCANDAL-10/03/2013 ABC

  • Peter Anthony Holder

    So, basically what this story is telling us is ABC is the network for advertisers to avoid, because their audience consists of people who are skipping commercials on DVRs

  • Questions

    I don't watch live TV any more, I either watch it online or on a dvr. I started watching S.H.I.E.L.D and tried out Once Upon A Time and Wonderland. I like all three.