As we move more and more into a time-shifted era, networks are looking more and more at live+3 data to determine just how many people are watching some of their series. With that in mind, we’re here with some updates about how many people recorded some of the premieres for Monday night.
“The Blacklist” – NBC confirmed that with 17.4 million viewers, the show set a record for its most-watched episode ever including live+3 data. More than five million people watched it after the fact. The combined 18-49 rating of 4.87 was just a tiny bit off the record in that department.
“Gotham” – The Fox – Batman series actually posted an even higher 18-49 rating than “The Blacklist” in a 5.0 once the DVR numbers were factored in, which is a hefty increase of more than 50%. This is the measure that advertisers do care about the most, and it doesn’t matter if we are talking about live ratings or something else.
“Sleepy Hollow” – For those curious, this show rose up an impressive 50% to a 3.0 rating. It is still down versus the live ratings for the series premiere, but this is Fox in 2014. It is still very good for them.
“Scorpion” – Going up 44% may not be as impressive a percentage, but given that it improved to a 4.6 from a 3.2, CBS still has to be smiling ear to ear. Our larger question is just whether or not it will keep that up now that everyone has seen the premiere, which to us was met with mixed results.
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