Sci Fi Series’ Ratings Benefit from DVR Viewing
As more and more people time shift their viewing habits, watching hit and cult shows at times of their choosing, Nielsen Co. has released their year end top 10 list of shows that gained the most audience as a result of DVR viewing using live + 7 day numbers. There’s little surprise that the SF genre dominated the list which included Heroes, Lost, and Fringe in addition to popular fare such as Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, and The Mentalist.
According to the list of cable series that benefitted, Battlestar Galactica topped the list, followed by Burn Notice, reruns of Heroes, Sanctuary, and Eureka.
Similarly, over in the UK, the BBC marks the first anniversary of the launch of its iPlayer catch-up TV service. According to the Guardian, Doctor Who was the show that had the most use followed by Top Gear. Genre series Merlin, coming to the US via NBC in 2009, ranked fifth.