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Listing entries from Tuesday 19th May 2015

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Listen Tue 19 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Wed 20 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Wed 20 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Wed 20 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Thu 21 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Flatline Thu 21 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Thu 21 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Fri 22 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Fri 22 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 22 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Sat 23 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Last Christmas Sat 23 May 2015 12:15pm  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sat 23 May 2015 1:30pm  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 30 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Sat 30 May 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sat 30 May 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sat 30 May 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Mon 1 Jun 2015 2:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Mon 1 Jun 2015 3:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 1 Jun 2015 4:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Mon 1 Jun 2015 5:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Sat 6 Jun 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Sat 6 Jun 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Sat 6 Jun 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
The End Of Time Sat 13 Jun 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Sat 13 Jun 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 14 Jun 2015 4:30am  EDT    
The Beast Below Sat 20 Jun 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Sat 20 Jun 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Time of Angels Sat 20 Jun 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Sun 21 Jun 2015 2:30am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Sun 28 Jun 2015 2:45am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Mon 29 Jun 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Mon 29 Jun 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Listen Tue 30 Jun 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Tue 30 Jun 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Wed 1 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Wed 1 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Thu 2 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Flatline Thu 2 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 5 Jul 2015 4:30am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Tue 7 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Dark Water Tue 7 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Wed 8 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 8 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Thu 9 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Thu 9 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Thu 9 Jul 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Thu 9 Jul 2015 3:00pm  EDT    
Listen Thu 9 Jul 2015 4:00pm  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Thu 9 Jul 2015 5:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 10 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 10 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Mon 13 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 13 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Tue 14 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Tue 14 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 15 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Wed 15 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Thu 16 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Thu 16 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Fri 17 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Fri 17 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Mon 20 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Mon 20 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Tue 21 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Tue 21 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Wed 22 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Wed 22 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Thu 23 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Thu 23 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Fri 24 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Fri 24 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Mon 27 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Mon 27 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 28 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Tue 28 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Wed 29 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Wed 29 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Thu 30 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Thu 30 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Fri 31 Jul 2015 10:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Fri 31 Jul 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Mon 3 Aug 2015 10:00am  EDT    
New Earth Mon 3 Aug 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Tue 4 Aug 2015 10:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Tue 4 Aug 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 5 Aug 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Wed 5 Aug 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Thu 6 Aug 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Thu 6 Aug 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Fri 7 Aug 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Fri 7 Aug 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Mon 10 Aug 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Mon 10 Aug 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Tue 11 Aug 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Tue 11 Aug 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Wed 12 Aug 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Wed 12 Aug 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Thu 13 Aug 2015 10:00am  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