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Listing entries from Thursday 17th September 2015

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Girl Who Waited Thu 17 Sep 2015 10:00pm  EDT    
The God Complex Thu 17 Sep 2015 11:00pm  EDT    
Closing Time Fri 18 Sep 2015 12:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Fri 18 Sep 2015 1:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Fri 18 Sep 2015 2:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Fri 18 Sep 2015 3:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Fri 18 Sep 2015 4:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Fri 18 Sep 2015 5:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Fri 18 Sep 2015 6:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Fri 18 Sep 2015 7:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Fri 18 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Fri 18 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Fri 18 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Cold War Fri 18 Sep 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Hide Fri 18 Sep 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Fri 18 Sep 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Fri 18 Sep 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Fri 18 Sep 2015 3:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Fri 18 Sep 2015 4:00pm  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Fri 18 Sep 2015 5:00pm  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Fri 18 Sep 2015 6:40pm  EDT    
Deep Breath Fri 18 Sep 2015 8:00pm  EDT  0.48m  62
The Doctor's Meditation Fri 18 Sep 2015 10:00pm  EDT  0.69m  28Premiere
Into the Dalek Fri 18 Sep 2015 10:10pm  EDT    
Deep Breath Fri 18 Sep 2015 11:10pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Meditation Sat 19 Sep 2015 1:10am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Sat 19 Sep 2015 1:20am  EDT    
Listen Sat 19 Sep 2015 2:20am  EDT    
Time Heist Sat 19 Sep 2015 3:20am  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Sat 19 Sep 2015 4:20am  EDT    
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest: The World Tour (Factual) Sat 19 Sep 2015 6:00am  EDT    
Deep Breath Sat 19 Sep 2015 7:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Sat 19 Sep 2015 8:30am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Sat 19 Sep 2015 9:30am  EDT    
Listen Sat 19 Sep 2015 10:30am  EDT    
Time Heist Sat 19 Sep 2015 11:30am  EDT    
The Caretaker Sat 19 Sep 2015 12:30pm  EDT    
Kill The Moon Sat 19 Sep 2015 1:30pm  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Sat 19 Sep 2015 2:30pm  EDT    
Flatline Sat 19 Sep 2015 3:30pm  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Sat 19 Sep 2015 4:30pm  EDT    
Dark Water Sat 19 Sep 2015 5:30pm  EDT    
Death in Heaven Sat 19 Sep 2015 6:30pm  EDT    
Last Christmas Sat 19 Sep 2015 7:45pm  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Sat 19 Sep 2015 9:00pm  EDT  1.97m  5Premiere
The Graham Norton Show: Series 16 Episode 1 (Related) Sat 19 Sep 2015 10:05pm  EDT    
Last Christmas Sat 19 Sep 2015 10:45pm  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Sun 20 Sep 2015 12:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Sun 20 Sep 2015 1:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Sun 20 Sep 2015 2:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Sun 20 Sep 2015 3:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Sun 20 Sep 2015 4:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Sun 20 Sep 2015 5:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Sun 20 Sep 2015 6:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Sun 20 Sep 2015 7:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Sun 20 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
Genesis of the Daleks: Movie Format Sun 20 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Seeds of Doom: Movie Format Sun 20 Sep 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Sun 20 Sep 2015 3:00pm  EDT    
Doomsday Sun 20 Sep 2015 4:00pm  EDT    
Human Nature Sun 20 Sep 2015 5:00pm  EDT    
The Family of Blood Sun 20 Sep 2015 6:00pm  EDT    
Blink Sun 20 Sep 2015 7:00pm  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Sun 20 Sep 2015 8:00pm  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 20 Sep 2015 9:00pm  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sun 20 Sep 2015 10:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sun 20 Sep 2015 11:00pm  EDT    
Listen Mon 21 Sep 2015 12:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Mon 21 Sep 2015 1:00am  EDT    
Flatline Mon 21 Sep 2015 2:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Mon 21 Sep 2015 3:00am  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Mon 21 Sep 2015 4:40am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Mon 21 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Mon 21 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Terror of the Zygons: Movie Format Mon 21 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Tue 22 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Tue 22 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Pyramids of Mars: Movie Format Tue 22 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Wed 23 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Wed 23 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Hand Of Fear: Movie Format Wed 23 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Thu 24 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Thu 24 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Brain of Morbius: Movie Format Thu 24 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Genesis of the Daleks: Movie Format Fri 25 Sep 2015 2:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Fri 25 Sep 2015 5:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Fri 25 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Fri 25 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Robots of Death: Movie Format Fri 25 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Sat 26 Sep 2015 8:00pm  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Sat 26 Sep 2015 9:00pm  EDT  1.12m  11Premiere
The Witch's Familiar Sun 27 Sep 2015 12:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Sun 27 Sep 2015 4:00am  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Sun 27 Sep 2015 5:00am  EDT    
City of Death: Movie Format Sun 27 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    Premiere
The Keeper of Traken: Movie Format Sun 27 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    Premiere
The Wedding of River Song Mon 28 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Mon 28 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Logopolis: Movie Format Mon 28 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    Premiere
Asylum of the Daleks Tue 29 Sep 2015 8:00am  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