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November 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Against Fox’s coverage of the World Series two weeks ago, CBS, usually the most-watched network, saw its ratings plunge. But it now turns out that the network’s regular viewers did not abandon their favorite shows — they simply watched them via their DVRs on a delayed basis. CBS said on Monday that Nielsen’s "Live + 7" figures were tallied, nine of its shows saw increases of three million viewers or more. That included the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which wound up with 21.4 million viewers — 5.4 million more than those who watched it live — and was the No. 1 show for the week, edging out another CBS hit series, the drama NCIS, with 21 million viewers. The latter show saw the number of viewers increase by 3.9 million. The two NCIS spinoffs also saw significant rises. Indeed, NCIS: Los Angeles‘s audience creased by 41 percent when DVR viewers were included in the tally. But that increase was like nothing compared with ABC’s Revenge, whose audience nearly doubled over the seven days.