Some shows are Appointment TV — others are not.
“The Big Bang Theory” dominates TV ratings, but the popular CBS sitcom ranks 70th in terms of its delayed viewing. Scroll through our gallery for the 20 television series that see the largest jump one week after they air.
TheWrap compiled a list of the 20 most-watched time-shifted series across television. We ranked them by their percentages of growth when going from Nielsen’s Live + Same Day TV Ratings metric to its Live + 7 Day measurement. Only two series — one on cable and one on broadcast — more than doubled their total “live” viewership with delayed tune-in. A few more came close.
Here’s a sample of what we found, posted in ascending order. Scroll through our photo gallery for the whole shebang.
Show: Fear the Walking Dead
Total Viewer Lift: +2.020 million
L+SD to L+7 Percentage Lift: +59%
Total Viewer Lift: +2.171 million
L+SD to L+7 Percentage Lift: +61%
Show: The Flash
Net: The CW
Total Viewer Lift: +1.886 million
L+SD to L+7 Percentage Lift: +65%
Total Viewer Lift: +2.332 million
L+SD to L+7 Percentage Lift: +76%
Total Viewer Lift: +4.525 million
L+SD to L+7 Percentage Lift: +83%
Show: Major Crimes
Total Viewer Lift: +2.340 million
L+SD to L+7 Percentage Lift: +97%
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