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Last updated 31 May 2020

Listing entries including Wednesday 6th December 2006


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Deadly Assassin: Movie Version: Part Two (of 2) Tue 19 Jun 2001 5:00am  EDT    
The Seeds of Doom: Movie Version: Part One (of 3) Tue 19 Jun 2001 8:00am  EDT    
The Seeds of Doom: Movie Version: Part One (of 3) Wed 20 Jun 2001 5:00am  EDT    
The Seeds of Doom: Movie Version: Part Two (of 3) Wed 20 Jun 2001 8:00am  EDT    
The Seeds of Doom: Movie Version: Part Two (of 3) Thu 21 Jun 2001 5:00am  EDT    
The Seeds of Doom: Movie Version: Part Three (of 3) Thu 21 Jun 2001 8:00am  EDT    
The Seeds of Doom: Movie Version: Part Three (of 3) Fri 22 Jun 2001 5:00am  EDT    
Rose Tue 21 Nov 2006 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
Rose Wed 22 Nov 2006 1:00am  EST    
Rose Fri 24 Nov 2006 9:00am  EST    
Rose Fri 24 Nov 2006 5:30pm  EST    
The End Of The World Tue 28 Nov 2006 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
The End Of The World Wed 29 Nov 2006 1:00am  EST    
The End Of The World Sat 2 Dec 2006 9:00pm  EST    
The End Of The World Sun 3 Dec 2006 1:00am  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Tue 5 Dec 2006 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Unquiet Dead Wed 6 Dec 2006 1:00am  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Sat 9 Dec 2006 9:00pm  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Sun 10 Dec 2006 12:00am  EST    
Aliens of London Tue 12 Dec 2006 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
Aliens of London Wed 13 Dec 2006 1:00am  EST    
Aliens of London Sat 16 Dec 2006 3:00pm  EST    
Aliens of London Sun 17 Dec 2006 10:00am  EST    
World War Three Tue 19 Dec 2006 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
World War Three Wed 20 Dec 2006 1:00am  EST    
World War Three Sat 23 Dec 2006 3:00pm  EST    
Aliens of London Sat 23 Dec 2006 9:00pm  EST    
Aliens of London Sun 24 Dec 2006 12:00am  EST    
World War Three Sun 24 Dec 2006 10:00am  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Sun 24 Dec 2006 9:00pm  EST    
Dalek Tue 26 Dec 2006 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
Dalek Wed 27 Dec 2006 1:00am  EST    
Dalek Sat 30 Dec 2006 3:00pm  EST    
World War Three Sat 30 Dec 2006 9:00pm  EST    
World War Three Sun 31 Dec 2006 12:00am  EST    
Aliens of London / World War Three: Compilation Tue 2 Jan 2007 9:00pm  EST    
Aliens of London / World War Three: Compilation Wed 3 Jan 2007 1:00am  EST    
Dalek Sat 6 Jan 2007 9:00pm  EST    
Dalek Sun 7 Jan 2007 12:00am  EST    
Aliens of London Sun 7 Jan 2007 10:00am  EST    
World War Three Sun 7 Jan 2007 11:00am  EST    
Rose Tue 9 Jan 2007 10:00pm  EST    
Rose Wed 10 Jan 2007 1:00am  EST    
Rose Sat 13 Jan 2007 9:00pm  EST    
Rose Sun 14 Jan 2007 12:00am  EST    
Rose Sun 14 Jan 2007 3:00pm  EST    
The End Of The World Sun 14 Jan 2007 4:00pm  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Sun 14 Jan 2007 5:00pm  EST    
Aliens of London Sun 14 Jan 2007 6:00pm  EST    
World War Three Sun 14 Jan 2007 7:00pm  EST    
Dalek Sun 14 Jan 2007 8:00pm  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Mon 15 Jan 2007 11:00am  EST    
Aliens of London Mon 15 Jan 2007 12:00pm  EST    
World War Three Mon 15 Jan 2007 1:00pm  EST    
Dalek Mon 15 Jan 2007 2:00pm  EST    
The Long Game Tue 16 Jan 2007 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Long Game Wed 17 Jan 2007 1:00am  EST    
The Long Game Sat 20 Jan 2007 3:00pm  EST    
The Long Game Sat 20 Jan 2007 9:00pm  EST    
The Long Game Sun 21 Jan 2007 12:00am  EST    
The Long Game Sun 21 Jan 2007 10:00am  EST    
Father's Day Tue 23 Jan 2007 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
Father's Day Wed 24 Jan 2007 1:00am  EST    
Father's Day Sat 27 Jan 2007 3:00pm  EST    
Father's Day Sat 27 Jan 2007 9:00pm  EST    
Father's Day Sun 28 Jan 2007 12:00am  EST    
Father's Day Sun 28 Jan 2007 10:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Tue 30 Jan 2007 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Empty Child Wed 31 Jan 2007 1:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Sat 3 Feb 2007 3:00pm  EST    
The Empty Child Sat 3 Feb 2007 9:00pm  EST    
The Empty Child Sun 4 Feb 2007 12:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Sun 4 Feb 2007 10:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Tue 6 Feb 2007 9:00pm  EST    
The Doctor Dances Tue 6 Feb 2007 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Doctor Dances Wed 7 Feb 2007 1:00am  EST    
The Doctor Dances Sat 10 Feb 2007 1:00pm  EST    
The Doctor Dances Sat 10 Feb 2007 9:00pm  EST    
The Doctor Dances Sun 11 Feb 2007 12:00am  EST    
The Doctor Dances Sun 11 Feb 2007 10:00am  EST    
The End Of The World Tue 13 Feb 2007 9:00pm  EST    
Boom Town Tue 13 Feb 2007 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
Boom Town Wed 14 Feb 2007 1:00am  EST    
Boom Town Sat 17 Feb 2007 2:00pm  EST    
Boom Town Sat 17 Feb 2007 8:00pm  EST    
Boom Town Sun 18 Feb 2007 10:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Mon 19 Feb 2007 7:00pm  EST    
The Doctor Dances Mon 19 Feb 2007 8:00pm  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Tue 20 Feb 2007 9:00pm  EST    
Bad Wolf Tue 20 Feb 2007 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
Bad Wolf Wed 21 Feb 2007 1:00am  EST    
Bad Wolf Sat 24 Feb 2007 8:00pm  EST    
Bad Wolf Sun 25 Feb 2007 10:00am  EST    
Bad Wolf Tue 27 Feb 2007 9:00pm  EST    
The Parting of the Ways Tue 27 Feb 2007 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Parting of the Ways Wed 28 Feb 2007 1:00am  EST    
The Long Game Sat 3 Mar 2007 2:00pm  EST    
Father's Day Sat 3 Mar 2007 3:00pm  EST    
The Empty Child Sat 3 Mar 2007 4:00pm  EST    
The Doctor Dances Sat 3 Mar 2007 5:00pm  EST    

Notes


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 
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