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Listing entries from Wednesday 1st January 2020

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The End of Time: Part 1 & 2 Wed 1 Jan 2020 12:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Wed 1 Jan 2020 3:00am  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Wed 1 Jan 2020 4:20am  EST    
The Beast Below Wed 1 Jan 2020 6:00am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Wed 1 Jan 2020 7:00am  EST    
The Ghost Monument Wed 1 Jan 2020 8:30am  EST    
Rosa Wed 1 Jan 2020 9:35am  EST    
Arachnids In The UK Wed 1 Jan 2020 10:40am  EST    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Wed 1 Jan 2020 11:45am  EST    
Demons Of The Punjab Wed 1 Jan 2020 12:50pm  EST    
Kerblam! Wed 1 Jan 2020 2:00pm  EST    
The Witchfinders Wed 1 Jan 2020 3:10pm  EST    
It Takes You Away Wed 1 Jan 2020 4:15pm  EST    
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Wed 1 Jan 2020 5:25pm  EST    
Resolution Wed 1 Jan 2020 6:35pm  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Wed 1 Jan 2020 8:00pm  EST  0.79m 0.19% 52Premiere
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Wed 1 Jan 2020 9:26pm  EST    
The Ghost Monument Wed 1 Jan 2020 10:55pm  EST    
Rosa Thu 2 Jan 2020 12:00am  EST    
Arachnids In The UK Thu 2 Jan 2020 1:05am  EST    
Resolution Thu 2 Jan 2020 2:10am  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Thu 2 Jan 2020 3:35am  EST    
New Earth Fri 3 Jan 2020 7:15am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Fri 3 Jan 2020 8:20am  EST    
School Reunion Fri 3 Jan 2020 9:25am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Fri 3 Jan 2020 10:30am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Fri 3 Jan 2020 11:35am  EST    
The Age of Steel Fri 3 Jan 2020 12:40pm  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Fri 3 Jan 2020 1:45pm  EST    
The Impossible Planet Fri 3 Jan 2020 2:50pm  EST    
The Satan Pit Fri 3 Jan 2020 3:55pm  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Sun 5 Jan 2020 6:35pm  EST    
Spyfall: Part Two Sun 5 Jan 2020 8:00pm  EST  0.59m 0.15% 57Premiere
Spyfall: Part One Sun 5 Jan 2020 9:27pm  EST    
Spyfall: Part Two Sun 5 Jan 2020 10:52pm  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Mon 6 Jan 2020 12:18am  EST    
Spyfall: Part Two Mon 6 Jan 2020 1:43am  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Mon 6 Jan 2020 3:09am  EST    
Spyfall: Part Two Mon 6 Jan 2020 4:34am  EST    
The Age of Steel Mon 6 Jan 2020 6:00am  EST    
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Mon 6 Jan 2020 7:00am  EST    
Resolution Mon 6 Jan 2020 8:05am  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Tue 7 Jan 2020 12:30am  EST    
Spyfall: Part Two Tue 7 Jan 2020 1:55am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 7 Jan 2020 3:21am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Tue 7 Jan 2020 5:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Fri 10 Jan 2020 6:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Fri 10 Jan 2020 7:05am  EST    
Love & Monsters Fri 10 Jan 2020 8:10am  EST    
Fear Her Fri 10 Jan 2020 9:15am  EST    
Doomsday Fri 10 Jan 2020 10:20am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Fri 10 Jan 2020 11:25am  EST    
Smith and Jones Fri 10 Jan 2020 12:30pm  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Fri 10 Jan 2020 1:35pm  EST    
Gridlock Fri 10 Jan 2020 2:40pm  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 10 Jan 2020 3:45pm  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Fri 10 Jan 2020 4:50pm  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Fri 10 Jan 2020 5:55pm  EST    
42 Fri 10 Jan 2020 6:55pm  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Sun 12 Jan 2020 9:40am  EST    
Spyfall: Part Two Sun 12 Jan 2020 11:05am  EST    
Orphan 55 Sun 12 Jan 2020 8:00pm  EST  0.47m 0.10% 60Premiere
Orphan 55 Sun 12 Jan 2020 9:07pm  EST    
Orphan 55 Mon 13 Jan 2020 3:10am  EST    
Orphan 55 Mon 13 Jan 2020 4:15am  EST    
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Sun 19 Jan 2020 8:00pm  EST  0.49m 0.12% 56Premiere
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Sun 19 Jan 2020 9:11pm  EST    
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Mon 20 Jan 2020 2:20am  EST    
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Mon 20 Jan 2020 3:30am  EST    
The Next Doctor Mon 20 Jan 2020 4:40am  EST    
Utopia Fri 24 Jan 2020 5:00am  EST    
The Sound of Drums Fri 24 Jan 2020 6:00am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Fri 24 Jan 2020 7:05am  EST    
The End of Time: Part 1 & 2 Fri 24 Jan 2020 8:10am  EST    
Dark Water Fri 24 Jan 2020 11:10am  EST    
Death in Heaven Fri 24 Jan 2020 12:15pm  EST    
World Enough And Time Fri 24 Jan 2020 1:35pm  EST    
The Doctor Falls Fri 24 Jan 2020 2:40pm  EST    
Spyfall: Part One Fri 24 Jan 2020 4:09pm  EST    
Spyfall: Part Two Fri 24 Jan 2020 5:34pm  EST    
Fugitive of the Judoon Sun 26 Jan 2020 8:00pm  EST  0.55m 0.15% 71Premiere
Fugitive of the Judoon Sun 26 Jan 2020 9:11pm  EST    
Fugitive of the Judoon Mon 27 Jan 2020 2:50am  EST    
Fugitive of the Judoon Mon 27 Jan 2020 4:10am  EST    
The Empty Child Fri 31 Jan 2020 8:00am  EST    
The Doctor Dances Fri 31 Jan 2020 9:00am  EST    
Boom Town Fri 31 Jan 2020 10:00am  EST    
Bad Wolf Fri 31 Jan 2020 11:00am  EST    
The Parting of the Ways Fri 31 Jan 2020 12:00pm  EST    
Utopia Fri 31 Jan 2020 1:00pm  EST    
The Sound of Drums Fri 31 Jan 2020 2:00pm  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Fri 31 Jan 2020 3:05pm  EST    
The Stolen Earth Fri 31 Jan 2020 4:10pm  EST    
Journey's End Fri 31 Jan 2020 5:15pm  EST    
Fugitive of the Judoon Fri 31 Jan 2020 6:20pm  EST    
Fugitive of the Judoon Sat 1 Feb 2020 4:33am  EST    
Praxeus Sun 2 Feb 2020 8:00pm  EST  0.46m 0.13% 49Premiere
Praxeus Mon 3 Feb 2020 2:10am  EST    
Fugitive of the Judoon Tue 4 Feb 2020 6:00pm  EST    
Fugitive of the Judoon Wed 5 Feb 2020 4:10am  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