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Listing entries from Monday 6th August 2012

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Beast Below Mon 6 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Tue 7 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Tue 7 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Tue 7 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Wed 8 Aug 2012 3:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Wed 8 Aug 2012 4:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Wed 8 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 8 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Midnight Wed 8 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Thu 9 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Thu 9 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Thu 9 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Fri 10 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Fri 10 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Fri 10 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Women of Doctor Who (Factual) Sat 11 Aug 2012 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
World War Three Sun 12 Aug 2012 2:00am  EDT    
Dalek Sun 12 Aug 2012 3:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Sun 12 Aug 2012 4:00am  EDT    
Father's Day Sun 12 Aug 2012 5:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Mon 13 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Mon 13 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Tue 14 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Tue 14 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Rose Wed 15 Aug 2012 3:00am  EDT    
The End Of The World Wed 15 Aug 2012 4:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Wed 15 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Rose Wed 15 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Wed 15 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The End Of The World Thu 16 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Thu 16 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Thu 16 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Aliens of London Fri 17 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
World War Three Fri 17 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Fri 17 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who (Factual) Sat 18 Aug 2012 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Empty Child Sun 19 Aug 2012 2:00am  EDT    
The Doctor Dances Sun 19 Aug 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Boom Town Sun 19 Aug 2012 4:00am  EDT    
Bad Wolf Sun 19 Aug 2012 5:00am  EDT    
Dalek Mon 20 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Mon 20 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Father's Day Tue 21 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Empty Child Tue 21 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Tue 21 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Wed 22 Aug 2012 2:00am  EDT    
Aliens of London Wed 22 Aug 2012 3:00am  EDT    
World War Three Wed 22 Aug 2012 4:00am  EDT    
The Doctor Dances Wed 22 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Boom Town Wed 22 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 22 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Bad Wolf Thu 23 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Parting of the Ways Thu 23 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Thu 23 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Fri 24 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
New Earth Fri 24 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Fri 24 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Destinations of Doctor Who (Factual) Sat 25 Aug 2012 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Tooth and Claw Sun 26 Aug 2012 5:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Mon 27 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Mon 27 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 28 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Tue 28 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Tue 28 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Dalek Wed 29 Aug 2012 2:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Wed 29 Aug 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Father's Day Wed 29 Aug 2012 4:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Wed 29 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 29 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Wed 29 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Thu 30 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Thu 30 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Thu 30 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 31 Aug 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Fri 31 Aug 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Fri 31 Aug 2012 12:00pm  EDT    
The Time of Angels Fri 31 Aug 2012 1:00pm  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Fri 31 Aug 2012 2:00pm  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Fri 31 Aug 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Fri 31 Aug 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Fri 31 Aug 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Fri 31 Aug 2012 6:00pm  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Fri 31 Aug 2012 7:00pm  EDT    
The Lodger Fri 31 Aug 2012 8:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 31 Aug 2012 9:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Fri 31 Aug 2012 10:00pm  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Fri 31 Aug 2012 11:00pm  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 1 Sep 2012 7:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Sat 1 Sep 2012 8:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sat 1 Sep 2012 9:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sat 1 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sat 1 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Sat 1 Sep 2012 12:00pm  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Sat 1 Sep 2012 1:00pm  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Sat 1 Sep 2012 2:00pm  EDT    
Night Terrors Sat 1 Sep 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Sat 1 Sep 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The God Complex Sat 1 Sep 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Closing Time Sat 1 Sep 2012 6:00pm  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Sat 1 Sep 2012 7:00pm  EDT    


A breakdown of the different types of rating figures found for US Television. We show the total viewer figure and the mosrt commonly used Nielsen A18-49 chart position.


Rating: Ratings are essentially percentages, measuring the portion of a given group — be it households, adults 18-49 or women 25-54 — watching a given show. Adults 18-49 is the primary demographic by which ad rates are set for entertainment programming, so it's the most commonly reported (one point in that demo equals 1.28 million people). So a 2.0 rating for The Masked Singer means that 2 percent of people in that age range, roughly 2.56 million people, watched the show.

Share: The percentage of a given group who are watching TV at that time and are tuned into a given program. Wednesday's Masked Singer had a 10 share in adults 18-49 (10 percent of adults under 50, who had their TVs on at that hour, watched it). It's typically written as "rating/share," so 2.0/10 for The Masked Singer.

Total viewers: Pretty self-explanatory — the average number of people watching a program in any given minute while it airs.

Overnight metered market ratings: These are the first ratings released each morning — or they were, anyway, until Oct. 3. Nielsen is planning to include out-of-home viewing in these numbers from now on (the first day of the new system didn't go well), which means they'll be released around midday now. Metered market ratings only take measurements from 44 markets (56 previously) for households and 25 markets for adults 18-49, so they're best considered as a first draft on how programming performed rather than definitive. They had been useful for gauging live events since they measure programs instead of just time periods.

Live-plus-same-day: The ratings that get reported each day, first as "fast nationals" in the morning and then as final numbers in the afternoon. They include both live viewing from the previous night and delayed viewing until 3 a.m. local time. Fast nationals are generally pretty accurate for entertainment programs, with occasional small adjustments in the finals.

Live-plus-3: Same-day ratings with three additional days of DVR and on-demand viewing added in. The majority of delayed viewing that Nielsen measures happens in this timeframe, with most shows growing their audiences by a good amount.

Live-plus-7: The same as live-plus-3, extended to a full week. In the 2018-19 season, two dozen series at least doubled their 18-49 ratings after seven days.

C3 and C7 ratings: Arguably the most important ratings numbers that the public doesn't usually see. These ratings track the number of viewers who actually watch commercials — which is why Nielsen ratings exist in the first place — over three or seven days. They play a big role in setting rates for advertisers buying commercial time. The occasional glimpses at C3 and C7 ratings in recent years have suggested they're higher than same-day numbers but a good distance short of live-plus-3 and live-plus-7 numbers.

Live-plus-35: An even longer-tail measurement that takes into account viewing that happens up to five weeks after a show airs. It's not a huge piece of the viewing pie, but it's not tiny, either.

Multiplatform ratings: Things can get a bit fuzzy here, as multiplatform ratings can include streaming and digital viewing via a network's app or third-party service like Hulu, plus on-air replays. The digital audience is growing — some shows get more viewers there than from their on-air showings — but no company in the business willingly offers up definitive streaming or digital viewership. It's only included as part of a whole. (It is possible to subtract, say live-plus-7 ratings from a multiplatform total to get a rough estimate of how many people watch something via nontraditional platforms).

Furthermore, each network has its own way of calculating cross-platform viewing, and timeframes can get murky. HBO touted a massive audience of 44 million viewers for the final season of Game of Thrones, but that included up six weeks of streaming and replays of the season premiere, five weeks of episode two and so on.

Streaming ratings: Are not really a thing. Nielsen does measure the audience for streaming shows, but Netflix and other platforms have disputed the ratings service's numbers as they don't take into account viewing on other devices.

Netflix has reported some viewership figures in recent quarterly earnings reports, but they're not really analogous to Nielsen ratings. Netflix considers a piece of content as having been "viewed" when a member account watches at least 70 percent of one episode of a series or 70 percent of a feature film. It also counts subscribers around the world rather than just the domestic viewers that Nielsen measures. The numbers can be useful in comparing one Netflix show to another, but the service has thus far only publicly released highlights, not a full tally.

For live events that include a streaming option, networks or other providers will often cite an "average minute audience" for a live stream. That's the closest thing to Nielsen's average total viewers statistic.

Social ratings: Nielsen measures social engagement around TV shows, counting the number of posts about a given episode and the reach of the conversation. As with all ratings, higher is better, but heavy social conversation and high on-air ratings don't necessarily go hand in hand.

Third-party measurements: A number of companies measure things like out-of-home viewing or binge viewing, but they can rely on users to opt in to sharing data, which can lead to a less representative sample.

LinkCredit: Hollywood Reporter