THE CW SCORES MAJOR GAINS FROM DVRS AND TIME-SHIFTING
The CW Gains Additional 21% with DVRs in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34
GOSSIP GIRL, TOP MODEL, REAPER, BEAUTY AND THE GEEK, SMALLVILLE and SUPERNATURAL Post Double-Digit Increases In Live Plus 7 Day Playback Ratings
SMALLVILLE Posts 44% Gains in Adults and Women 18-34 in Live Plus 7 Ratings Over Live Only
November 5, 2007 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network continues to score double-digit viewership increases with the inclusion of DVR playback, according to Nielsen Live Plus Seven Day ratings for the week of 10/15/07.
Overall, The CW's primetime weekly average was bolstered 21% in women 18-34 (1.78rtg v. 1.47rtg) and 21% in adults 18-34 (1.50 v. 1.24) according to Nielsen live-plus 7 day ratings vs. live only viewing. The CW also tied for the largest percent gains for its weekly primetime average (18%, 1.40rtg v. 1.19rtg) in adults 18-49.
"Gossip Girl," "America's Next Top Model," "Beauty and The Geek," "Reaper," "Smallville" and "Supernatural" continue to benefit greatly from DVR usage, gaining 21-44% more viewers in its target demos who recorded and watched the shows within 7 days of its live broadcast.
For the week of 10/15/07:
"Gossip Girl" added 30% more women 18-34 (3.02rtg v. 2.33rtg) and 32% more adults 18-34 (2.00rtg v. 1.52rtg) in Live+7 DVR viewing compared to those who only watched live.
"Top Model" scored gains of 27% in women 18-34 (4.74rtg v. 3.74rtg) and 26% more adults 18-34 (3.14rtg v. 2.49rtg) in Live+7 DVR viewing compared to those who only watched live.
"Beauty and the Geek" added 24% more women 18-34 (2.81rtg v. 2.26rtg) and 22% more adults 18-34 (2.18rtg v. 1.78rtg) in Live+7 DVR viewing compared to those who only watched live.
"Reaper" gained an additional 21% more women 18-34 (1.81rtg v. 1.50rtg) and 28% more adults 18-34 (1.99rtg v. 1.55rtg) in Live+7 DVR viewing compared to those who only watched live.
"Smallville" saw increases of 44% in both women 18-34 (2.34rtg v. 1.63rtg) and adults 18-34 (2.55rtg v. 1.77rtg) in Live+7 DVR viewing compared to those who only watched live.
"Supernatural" posted gains of 28% in women 18-34 (1.41rtg v. 1.10rtg) and 24% more adults 18-34 (1.36rtg v. 1.10rtg) in Live+7 DVR viewing compared to those who only watched live.