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Listing entries from Sunday 1st March 2015

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Age of Steel Sun 1 Mar 2015 3:00pm  EST    
Doomsday Sun 1 Mar 2015 4:00pm  EST    
Blink Sun 1 Mar 2015 5:00pm  EST    
Silence in the Library Sun 1 Mar 2015 6:00pm  EST    
Forest of the Dead Sun 1 Mar 2015 7:00pm  EST    
Midnight Sun 1 Mar 2015 8:00pm  EST    
The Stolen Earth Sun 1 Mar 2015 9:00pm  EST    
Journey's End Sun 1 Mar 2015 10:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Sun 1 Mar 2015 11:00pm  EST    
Planet of the Dead Mon 2 Mar 2015 12:20am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Mon 2 Mar 2015 1:40am  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1+2 Mon 2 Mar 2015 3:00am  EST    
The Power Of Three Mon 2 Mar 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Tue 3 Mar 2015 11:00am  EST    
Hide Wed 4 Mar 2015 11:00am  EST    
Nightmare in Silver Thu 5 Mar 2015 11:00am  EST    
Robot Of Sherwood Fri 6 Mar 2015 11:00am  EST    
Deep Breath Sat 7 Mar 2015 11:15pm  EST    
Into the Dalek Sun 8 Mar 2015 3:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Sun 8 Mar 2015 4:00am  EDT    
Listen Sun 8 Mar 2015 5:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Mon 9 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Mon 9 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Mon 9 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Flatline Tue 10 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Tue 10 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Dark Water Tue 10 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Smith and Jones Wed 11 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Wed 11 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Gridlock Wed 11 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Thu 12 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Thu 12 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Thu 12 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
42 Fri 13 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Fri 13 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Family of Blood Fri 13 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Sat 14 Mar 2015 11:15pm  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 15 Mar 2015 12:30am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Sun 15 Mar 2015 2:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Sun 15 Mar 2015 3:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Sun 15 Mar 2015 4:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Sun 15 Mar 2015 5:00am  EDT    
Blink Mon 16 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Utopia Mon 16 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Mon 16 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Tue 17 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 17 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Tue 17 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Partners in Crime Wed 18 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Wed 18 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Wed 18 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 19 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Thu 19 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 19 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Fri 20 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Fri 20 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 21 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 21 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sat 21 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Power Of Three Sat 21 Mar 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sat 21 Mar 2015 3:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Sat 21 Mar 2015 11:15pm  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Sun 22 Mar 2015 12:30am  EDT    
The Snowmen Sun 22 Mar 2015 1:45am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sun 22 Mar 2015 3:00am  EDT    
Midnight Mon 23 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Mon 23 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Mon 23 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Journey's End Tue 24 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Tue 24 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Tue 24 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The End of Time: Parts 1+2 Wed 25 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Thu 26 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Thu 26 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Thu 26 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Time of Angels Fri 27 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Fri 27 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Vampires in Venice Fri 27 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Mon 30 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Mon 30 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Mon 30 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Tue 31 Mar 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Tue 31 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Tue 31 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Wed 1 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Wed 1 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Wed 1 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Day of the Moon Thu 2 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Thu 2 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Thu 2 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Fri 3 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Fri 3 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Fri 3 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Mon 6 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Mon 6 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 7 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Tue 7 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Closing Time Wed 8 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Wed 8 Apr 2015 12:00pm  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