Well their is some updated DVR news. We get the top twenty for live plus 7, but unfortunately the advertisers pay absolutely nothing for live plus 7, they are primarily interested in live plus same day and some also pay for live plus 3 day.
Well they have finally released some live plus three data and it is terrible (and not just for TAR but for every single show). The report not only those that watch the shows up to 3 days later but who watch the commercials and that is vitally important because if commercials aren't watch advertiser wont pay for extra based on those viewers.
Well for those that watch from the 2nd to 3rd day there was less then 1% that actually watched commercials. Meaning those live plus 3 ratings are worthless. And be extension the studios well never (based on that data) convince teh ad men to pay for live plus seven ratings. So no matter how many more viewers any show you enjoy gets from the next day on from DVR's is absolutely worthless in determining if a studio will keep that show. In fact I wouldn't be surprised now to see ad men wanting to kill the live plus same day (so that DVR use up to 3 am counts for ratings and ad revenue) and go back to strictly live ratings.
And with that out of the way, here is the DVR ratings for episode # 2.
On shows with the largest gain in total audience AR scored 13th (up from 20th the week before).
Persons live (when it aired) 9.912
Persons live plus same day (normal rating) 10.999 million
Persons live plus 7 days: 11.548 million
So 1.087 million people watched TAR Sunday night after it aired but before 3am on DVR's.
ANd from 3am Monday morning to next Sunday another .549 million people (who ad men don't care a rats ass about watched). So at least the good news is the bulk of the DVR use is in the first 5 hours after the show airs And does count for ad revenue.
CBS shows that did better that week were NCIS, Survivor, Criminal minds, @ and a half men, CSI MIami and the mentalist.
DVR results week #3
Ranked 16th out of 20 for total audience increase and ranked 19th for greatest percentage increase at 21% from live to live plus 7.
Live ratings: 7.962 (and that, that is very scary)
Live plus same day (normal rating) 9.012
Live plus 7 days 9.632
So from 9pm to 3am we gained 1.05 million viewers
From 3am Monday Morning to the next Sunday we gained another 620 thousand viewers who don't matter in any way shape or form.
Oh and to put that live rating number into perspective, tv has been doing live plus same day for quite a while but it used to be very marginal (except for a few select shows) since VCR did record, but viewer people actually used that as their primary way of watching shows.
So that 7.962 is the worst rating TAR has received since Since the third day and time slot change hit season 9. Its a terrible, terrible number.