Live+7 Ratings In For Fall Series Premieres

We’re three weeks into the new Fall TV season, but the most important ratings of them all for that launch week have finally come to light – the Live+7 numbers.

Live+7 takes into account viewing figures for both the live broadcast, and a full week of DVR usage. Networks have begun pushing to make it the new standard due to the way so many people time-shift their viewing these days.

The downside of course is that they’re not usually compiled until well after the airing – usually a few weeks. Big winners in the Live+7 numbers include:

“How to Get Away with Murder” which went from 14.1 million viewers and a 3.8 rating to 21.1 million viewers and a 6.1 rating.

“The Blacklist” which went from 12.6 million viewers and a 3.5 rating to 19.3 million viewers and a 5.5 rating.

“Gotham” which went from 8.3 million viewers and a 3.3 rating to 14.1 million viewers and a 6.0 rating.

“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” which went from 5.7 million viewers and a 2.0 rating to 9.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating.

“Sleepy Hollow” which went from 5.6 million viewers and a 2.0 rating to 9.0 million viewers and a 3.5 rating.

“Forever” which went from 6.6 million viewers and a 1.7 rating to 10.1 million viewers and a 2.6 rating.

“Red Band Society” which went from 3.4 million viewers and a 1.1 rating to 5.8 million viewers and a 2.0 rating.

“Revenge” which went from 5.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating to 8.0 million viewers and a 2.2 rating.

The news comes as it was revealed late last week that a technical error by famed ratings gatherer Nielsen has been skewing a segment of the ratings since March – a problem that has reportedly been fixed with some corrected numbers being issued over the next few weeks.

Source: Deadline