It has been a couple weeks now since new fall TV shows have premiered and older shows have returned and ratings are looking promising. According to Gary Levin in an article for USA Today “each major network lured more than 10 million viewers to the premiere of a new prime-time series.”
With over 100 shows to choose from, Julie Huante said, “I found ‘Betrayal’ promising. I enjoyed watching this one and I don’t usually give new shows a chance but this one hooked me.” As for returning shows such as “The Big Bang Theory” popularity has not ceased., “in its seventh season, scored a series-high 20.4 million viewers Thursday, climbing to 24.7 million by Sunday,” said Levin.
Not only are returning shows doing well they are also maintaining their fans, shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Grey’s Anatomy” which are coming to an end soon. “I don’t have a TV but I will be streaming ‘Grey’s Anatomy!’ I’ve been a fan since season 1,” said Norma Loza.
Making TV so accessible nowadays through DVRs and other sources also affects the ratings game this fall. “DVR and video-on-demand usage continues to climb, promising further gains once all viewing is counted. DVR playback was up 17% last week, and 23% among viewers 50 and older, Nielsen says. Twelve shows gained 3 million or more viewers within three days of their initial airing; Blacklist, The Big Bang Theory and Elementary added more than 4 million,” according to Levin.