'Modern Family,' 'Two and a Half Men' lead early DVR rankings

Add to Favorites | Modern Family
×
Remove from Favorites
Modern Family has been added to your favorites.
OK
CANCEL
modern-family-men-dvr.jpgThe first full set of DVR ratings for 2011-12 won't be out until next week, but early returns are following the same pattern as previous years: The shows that get the biggest gains in DVR viewing tend to be pretty popular already.

Live +3 ratings for Sept. 19-30 put "Modern Family" and "Two and a Half Men" -- both Top 15 shows in the same-day ratings -- as the biggest gainers in both viewers and adults 18-49 rating. "The Mentalist," "Grey's Anatomy" and "NCIS" also get sizable DVR bumps in viewers, while "New Girl" and "The Office" are among the leaders in 18-49 ratings gains.

The Live +3 ratings measure delayed viewing within three days of a show's initial broadcast. The majority of DVR viewing tends to happen within the first three days after the first airing, so they're a good barometer of where a show will end up when full Live +7 numbers are released.

(They're not, however, the same as C3 ratings, which specifically look at how many people watch the commercials during a show within three days of air.)

Here are the top 10 shows in absolute (not percentage) gains in both viewers and 18-49 ratings for the first 11 days of the 2011-12 TV season.

Total viewers

1. "Modern Family," +3.43 million (13.99m to 17.42m)
2. "Two and a Half Men," +3.16 million (24.63m to 27.79m)
3. "The Mentalist," +2.68 million (13.24m to 15.92m)
4. "Hawaii Five-0," +2.67 million (11.72m to 14.39m)
5. "Grey's Anatomy," +2.65 million (10.32m to 12.97m)
6. "Criminal Minds," +2.43 million (13.36m to 15.79m)
7. "CSI," +2.31 million (12.25m to 14.56m)
7 (tie). "NCIS," +2.31 million (19.73m to 22.04m)
9. "Blue Bloods," +2.29 million (11.68m to 13.97m)
10. "Castle," +2.27 million (12.47m to 14.74m)

Adults 18-49

1. "Modern Family," +1.66 (5.86 to 7.52)
2. "Two and a Half Men," +1.35 (9.0 to 10.35)
3. "Grey's Anatomy," +1.34 (3.92 to 5.26)
4. "New Girl," +1.17 (4.65 to 5.82)
5. "The Office," +1.16 (3.71 to 4.87)
6. "The Big Bang Theory," +1.05 (4.92 to 5.97)
7. "Criminal Minds," +0.96 (3.86 to 4.82)
8. "Terra Nova," +0.92 (3.1 to 4.08)
8. (tie) "Glee," +0.92 (3.84 to 4.76)
10. "Hawaii Five-0," +0.87 (3.32 to 4.19)
10 (tie). "CSI," +0.87 (3.15 to 4.02)
10 (tie). "Private Practice," +0.87 (2.8 to 3.67)
Photo/Video credit: ABC, CBS