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In addition to its strong season premiere last Thursday, ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder now holds the record for drawing the biggest DVR viewership increase in history, adding 6 million viewers to roughly 14 million from Thursday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The 6 million is based on Nielsen’s live-plus-3 ratings for premiere week (Live Plus looks at who watched shows on their DVRs within the following three days of the premiere premiere.)
The Shonda Rhimes-produced series starring Viola Davis soared to 20.3 million viewers and a 5.6 rating among adults 18-49. Not only do those gains top the growth of previous freshman demo champ Gotham, they eclipse its overall ratings as well.
Each fall has produced new time-shifting records as more and more viewers choose to watch broadcast series on their own timetable, but How to Get Away With Murder’s increase of…
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