As most shows close off their seasons at least for the holiday break, ABC medical dramedy Grey's Anatomy tops the list of programs that people regularly record on their DVR's, with some 3 million viewers added to conventional ratings figures every week.
Other than Grey's Anatomy, the other shows that benefit heavily from delayed viewing via DVR including The Mentalist, NCIS, and House, programs that are notably not doing bad in the ratings department. On the other, in terms of percentage of viewers gained compared to conventional ratings, canceled Dollhouse and Fringe top the list dominated by cable shows. The others include Gossip Girl, Smallville, Melrose Place, and rookie comedy Glee.
NBC comedy The Office has the distinction of being the only show in the top ten of both number of viewers added and percentage gain. Newcomer V, meanwhile, is 4th in the list, with 2.36 mil viewers added to its already decent 14.36 mil figures.
Grey's Anatomy's midseason finale and Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year episode "Holidaze" reeled in 14.07 million viewers, a slight drop from 14.86 mil in the last episode. On the episode, Miranda (Chandra Wilson) got a visit from her father, while Sloan (Eric Dane) had the surprise of a lifetime when her 18-year-old long-lost daughter shows up, pregnant and with nowhere to go.