Do you DVR? It’s impacting television ratings

Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-05 12:53:59-05

(CNN) - When it comes to TV ratings, DVR's rule.  The New York Times reports DVR's and Internet streaming have changed show popularity.  Reality competition show American Idol has dominated for nearly a decade.  Now scripted shows, like ABC's Modern Family, are the most popular shows on T-V.

Researchers say that's because people DVR them and watch them over and over,
or watch them on Internet sites like Hulu.

43-percent of American homes have DVR's.  But cable on-demand and Internet streams are making it harder to assess ratings.