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Listing entries from Sunday 28th October 2012

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Power Of Three Sun 28 Oct 2012 1:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Mon 29 Oct 2012 9:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 30 Oct 2012 9:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Wed 31 Oct 2012 9:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Mon 5 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Fri 9 Nov 2012 1:00pm  EST    
Day of the Moon Fri 9 Nov 2012 2:00pm  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Fri 9 Nov 2012 3:00pm  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Fri 9 Nov 2012 4:00pm  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Fri 9 Nov 2012 5:00pm  EST    
The Almost People Fri 9 Nov 2012 6:00pm  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Fri 9 Nov 2012 7:00pm  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Sat 10 Nov 2012 2:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Sat 10 Nov 2012 3:00am  EST    
The Age of Steel Sat 10 Nov 2012 4:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Sat 10 Nov 2012 5:00am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Thu 15 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Fri 16 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Sat 17 Nov 2012 2:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Sat 17 Nov 2012 3:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Sat 17 Nov 2012 4:00am  EST    
Fear Her Sat 17 Nov 2012 5:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Mon 19 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Power Of Three Tue 20 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Wed 21 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Sat 24 Nov 2012 3:00am  EST    
Doomsday Sat 24 Nov 2012 4:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Sat 24 Nov 2012 5:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Sun 25 Nov 2012 2:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Sun 25 Nov 2012 3:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sun 25 Nov 2012 4:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 25 Nov 2012 5:00am  EST    
Rose Mon 26 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
The End Of The World Tue 27 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Wed 28 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
Aliens of London Thu 29 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
World War Three Fri 30 Nov 2012 10:00am  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Fri 30 Nov 2012 2:00pm  EST    
Night Terrors Fri 30 Nov 2012 3:00pm  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Fri 30 Nov 2012 4:00pm  EST    
The God Complex Fri 30 Nov 2012 5:00pm  EST    
Closing Time Fri 30 Nov 2012 6:00pm  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Fri 30 Nov 2012 7:00pm  EST    
Smith and Jones Sat 1 Dec 2012 2:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Sat 1 Dec 2012 3:00am  EST    
Gridlock Sat 1 Dec 2012 4:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Sat 1 Dec 2012 5:00am  EST    
Dalek Mon 3 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Long Game Tue 4 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
Father's Day Wed 5 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Thu 6 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor Dances Fri 7 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Sun 9 Dec 2012 3:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Sun 9 Dec 2012 4:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sun 9 Dec 2012 5:00am  EST    
Boom Town Mon 10 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
Bad Wolf Tue 11 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Parting of the Ways Wed 12 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Thu 13 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
New Earth Fri 14 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sun 16 Dec 2012 2:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 16 Dec 2012 3:00am  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Sun 16 Dec 2012 4:00am  EST    
The Almost People Sun 16 Dec 2012 5:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Mon 17 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
School Reunion Tue 18 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 19 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Thu 20 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Sat 22 Dec 2012 12:05am  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Sun 23 Dec 2012 3:00am  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Sun 23 Dec 2012 4:00am  EST    
Night Terrors Sun 23 Dec 2012 5:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 25 Dec 2012 8:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Tue 25 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Tue 25 Dec 2012 11:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 25 Dec 2012 12:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Tue 25 Dec 2012 1:00pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 25 Dec 2012 2:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Tue 25 Dec 2012 3:00pm  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Tue 25 Dec 2012 4:00pm  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Tue 25 Dec 2012 5:00pm  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Tue 25 Dec 2012 6:00pm  EST    
The Power Of Three Tue 25 Dec 2012 7:00pm  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Tue 25 Dec 2012 8:00pm  EST    
The Snowmen Tue 25 Dec 2012 9:00pm  EST  1.43m 0.60% Premiere
The Angels Take Manhattan Tue 25 Dec 2012 11:00pm  EST    
The Snowmen Wed 26 Dec 2012 12:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Wed 26 Dec 2012 2:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Wed 26 Dec 2012 3:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Wed 26 Dec 2012 5:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Wed 26 Dec 2012 8:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Wed 26 Dec 2012 9:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Wed 26 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Sat 29 Dec 2012 9:00pm  EST    
The Snowmen Sun 30 Dec 2012 2:00am  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Sun 30 Dec 2012 4:00am  EST    
The God Complex Sun 30 Dec 2012 5:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Mon 31 Dec 2012 8:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Mon 31 Dec 2012 9:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Mon 31 Dec 2012 10:00am  EST    


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