NBC Touts Records Set by New Series TVWeek

NBC is happy about the results for a new series, getting word out that the show has set records for time-shifted viewing.

The series is the drama “Revolution,” which premiered Sept. 17. The network says the show has set time-shifting records for NBC and for a premiering series on any network.

“In ‘live plus three day’ ratings from Nielsen Media Research that count time-shifted viewing through the first three days after a show’s live telecast, the ‘Revolution’ premiere grew by 1.36 rating points from its ‘live plus same day’ rating (a 4.09) to its ‘live plus three day’ rating (5.45),” the network announced.

“That 1.36-point increase is the biggest gain going from L+SD to L+3 for any NBC telecast ever. It’s also the biggest increase for any series premiere on any network ever, with the previous high being 1.14 last fall for Fox’s ‘The New Girl’).”

The only series on the big four broadcast networks to do better than a 1.36 gain from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” have been “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The New Girl,” “Big Bang Theory,” the post-Super Bowl telecast of “Glee” and the first appearance by Ashton Kutcher on “Two and a Half Men,” the network reports.

The 5.4 average rating in viewers 18-49 for “Revolution” in “live plus three day” results makes the show NBC’s best premiere in almost eight years in a 10 p.m. slot, excluding previews, since “Medium” delivered a 6.3 in January 2005.

“Revolution” has now been seen by a total of 24.2 million viewers who have watched all or part of the premiere or the Wednesday encore, the network said.