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Listing entries from Monday 31st December 2012

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Silence in the Library Mon 31 Dec 2012 11:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Mon 31 Dec 2012 12:00pm  EST    
Midnight Mon 31 Dec 2012 1:00pm  EST    
Turn Left Mon 31 Dec 2012 2:00pm  EST    
The Stolen Earth Mon 31 Dec 2012 3:00pm  EST    
Journey's End Mon 31 Dec 2012 4:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Mon 31 Dec 2012 5:00pm  EST    
Planet of the Dead Mon 31 Dec 2012 6:00pm  EST    
The Waters of Mars Mon 31 Dec 2012 7:00pm  EST    
The End of Time: Part One Mon 31 Dec 2012 8:00pm  EST    
The End of Time: Part Two Mon 31 Dec 2012 9:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Mon 31 Dec 2012 11:00pm  EST    
Planet of the Dead Tue 1 Jan 2013 12:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Tue 1 Jan 2013 1:00am  EST    
The End of Time: Part One Tue 1 Jan 2013 2:00am  EST    
The End of Time: Part Two Tue 1 Jan 2013 3:00am  EST    
Journey's End Tue 1 Jan 2013 5:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Tue 1 Jan 2013 8:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Tue 1 Jan 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Age of Steel Wed 2 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Thu 3 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Fri 4 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Closing Time Sun 6 Jan 2013 2:00am  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Sun 6 Jan 2013 3:00am  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Sun 6 Jan 2013 4:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Mon 7 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Tue 8 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Fear Her Wed 9 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Thu 10 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Doomsday Fri 11 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Fri 11 Jan 2013 4:00pm  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Fri 11 Jan 2013 5:00pm  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Fri 11 Jan 2013 6:00pm  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Fri 11 Jan 2013 7:00pm  EST    
The Runaway Bride Mon 14 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Mon 14 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Smith and Jones Tue 15 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Wed 16 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Gridlock Thu 17 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 18 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Mon 21 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Tue 22 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
42 Wed 23 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Human Nature Thu 24 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Fri 25 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Fri 25 Jan 2013 5:00pm  EST    
The Power Of Three Fri 25 Jan 2013 6:00pm  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Fri 25 Jan 2013 7:00pm  EST    
The Snowmen Fri 25 Jan 2013 8:00pm  EST    
The Power Of Three Sat 26 Jan 2013 2:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sat 26 Jan 2013 3:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Sat 26 Jan 2013 4:00am  EST    
The First Doctor (Factual) Sun 27 Jan 2013 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Aztecs: The Temple of Evil Sun 27 Jan 2013 9:00pm  EST    
The Aztecs: The Warriors of Death Sun 27 Jan 2013 9:30pm  EST    
The Aztecs: The Bride of Sacrifice Sun 27 Jan 2013 10:00pm  EST    
The Aztecs: The Day of Darkness Sun 27 Jan 2013 10:30pm  EST    
The First Doctor (Factual) Sun 27 Jan 2013 11:00pm  EST    
Blink Mon 28 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Utopia Tue 29 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Sound of Drums Wed 30 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Thu 31 Jan 2013 10:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 1 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Tue 5 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Wed 6 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Wed 6 Feb 2013 7:00pm  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Wed 6 Feb 2013 8:00pm  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Thu 7 Feb 2013 2:00am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Thu 7 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Fri 8 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Fri 8 Feb 2013 11:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Mon 11 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Tue 12 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Wed 13 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Thu 14 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
Midnight Fri 15 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
Turn Left Tue 19 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Wed 20 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
Journey's End Thu 21 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Fri 22 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Aztecs: The Temple of Evil Sun 24 Feb 2013 5:40pm  EST    
The Aztecs: The Warriors of Death Sun 24 Feb 2013 6:15pm  EST    
The Aztecs: The Bride of Sacrifice Sun 24 Feb 2013 6:55pm  EST    
The Aztecs: The Day of Darkness Sun 24 Feb 2013 7:25pm  EST    
The Second Doctor (Factual) Sun 24 Feb 2013 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 1 Sun 24 Feb 2013 9:00pm  EST    
The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 2 Sun 24 Feb 2013 9:30pm  EST    
The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 3 Sun 24 Feb 2013 10:00pm  EST    
The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 4 Sun 24 Feb 2013 10:30pm  EST    
The Second Doctor (Factual) Sun 24 Feb 2013 11:00pm  EST    
The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 1 Mon 25 Feb 2013 12:00am  EST    
The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 2 Mon 25 Feb 2013 12:30am  EST    
The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 3 Mon 25 Feb 2013 1:00am  EST    
The Tomb of the Cybermen: Episode 4 Mon 25 Feb 2013 1:30am  EST    
The Aztecs: The Temple of Evil Mon 25 Feb 2013 1:40am  EST    
The Aztecs: The Warriors of Death Mon 25 Feb 2013 2:15am  EST    
The Aztecs: The Bride of Sacrifice Mon 25 Feb 2013 2:50am  EST    
The Aztecs: The Day of Darkness Mon 25 Feb 2013 3:15am  EST    
Planet of the Dead Mon 25 Feb 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Tue 26 Feb 2013 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