'Gotham,' 'Murder' top rookie DVR gainers in premiere week; 'Flash' is CW's biggest bow ever

October 14, 2014 4:10 AM

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Nielsen has released the "live plus-7" ratings for premiere week, and the Big Four could point to some ridiculously large lifts. Monday in particular was a busy one for digital video recorders -- but that's what happens when you've got the likes of "The Big Bang Theory," "Gotham," "The Voice," "Monday Night Football" and "Dancing With the Stars" scheduled for the night's opening hour.

A handful of new shows appeared high in the DVR playback rankings, with Fox's Batman prequel "Gotham" setting a U.S. television record for a premiere week by climbing 2.7 ratings points in adults 18-49 from its "live plus same-day" average of 3.3 to a whopping 6.0 in "live plus 7"; among all series ...

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