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TV viewers watching later

The bulk of TV viewing still occurs on the day the show airs. But viewing habits are changing and Americans are watching more programs days and even weeks later on their DVR.

million

11.2

11.7

16.1

16.5

18.0

5.4

3.4

4.4

6.3

4.8

6

3.8

2.4

3.2

6.7

4.2

5.2

4.5

3.0

4.0

1 month

3 days

1 week

First day
viewing

DVR watching within
3 days, 1 week or a
month and

Top 5 most-watched series

Ranks are calculated based on one-week performance. Data
range from Sept. 22 to Feb. 8. The one-month numbers cover
only the first few weeks of the 2014-15 TV season. The CBS
and NBC data for one month include 35 days.
Source: Nielsen

Rank, show

(in millions)

viewers gained

5.

4.

3.

2.

1.

"Scorpion"
(CBS)

"The Blacklist"
(NBC)

"NCIS: New
Orleans"
(CBS)

"Big Bang
Theory"
(CBS)

"NCIS"
(CBS)

Lorena Elebee / @latimesgraphics

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