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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Saturday 25th December 2010

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Boom Town Sat 3 Mar 2007 6:00pm  EST    
Bad Wolf Sat 3 Mar 2007 7:00pm  EST    
The Parting of the Ways Sat 3 Mar 2007 8:00pm  EST    
The Parting of the Ways Sun 4 Mar 2007 2:30pm  EST    
The Parting of the Ways Sun 4 Mar 2007 4:00pm  EST    
The End Of The World Fri 27 Apr 2007 2:00am  EDTUNCONFIRMED
Rose Mon 28 May 2007 9:00am  EDT    
The End Of The World Mon 28 May 2007 10:00am  EDT    
Dalek Mon 28 May 2007 11:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Mon 28 May 2007 12:00pm  EDT    
Father's Day Mon 28 May 2007 1:00pm  EDT    
The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances: Compilation Mon 28 May 2007 2:00pm  EDT    
Boom Town: Compilation Mon 28 May 2007 4:00pm  EDT    
Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways: Compilation Mon 28 May 2007 5:00pm  EDT    
Inside The Hub (Factual) Mon 20 Jul 2009 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Inside The Hub (Factual) Mon 20 Jul 2009 11:00pm  EDT    
Inside The Hub (Factual) Tue 21 Jul 2009 1:30am  EDT    
Inside The Hub (Factual) Sun 26 Jul 2009 1:00pm  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Sat 17 Apr 2010 9:00pm  EDT  1.30m  Premiere
Doctor Who Prom (2010): 90 minute version (Music) Sat 25 Dec 2010 1:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 23 Apr 2011 9:00pm  EDT  1.27m  Premiere
Day of the Moon Sat 30 Apr 2011 9:00pm  EDT  1.00m  Premiere
The Curse of the Black Spot Sat 7 May 2011 9:00pm  EDT  0.76m  Premiere
The Doctor's Wife Sat 14 May 2011 9:00pm  EDT  0.72m  Premiere
The Doctor's Wife Sun 15 May 2011 12:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sun 15 May 2011 2:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 15 May 2011 3:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 15 May 2011 5:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Sun 15 May 2011 6:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Sun 15 May 2011 7:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Sun 15 May 2011 8:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Sun 15 May 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sun 15 May 2011 1:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 15 May 2011 2:00pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Mon 16 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Tue 17 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
Midnight Tue 17 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Turn Left Wed 18 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Turn Left Thu 19 May 2011 4:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Thu 19 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Thu 19 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Fri 20 May 2011 4:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Fri 20 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Fri 20 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Midnight Sat 21 May 2011 1:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Sat 21 May 2011 2:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Sat 21 May 2011 3:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Sat 21 May 2011 4:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Sat 21 May 2011 5:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Sat 21 May 2011 11:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Sat 21 May 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Sat 21 May 2011 1:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sat 21 May 2011 8:00pm  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sat 21 May 2011 9:00pm  EDT  0.60m  Premiere
The Doctor's Wife Sat 21 May 2011 11:00pm  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sun 22 May 2011 12:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 22 May 2011 2:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sun 22 May 2011 3:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sun 22 May 2011 5:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Sun 22 May 2011 6:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Sun 22 May 2011 7:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Sun 22 May 2011 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 22 May 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sun 22 May 2011 1:00pm  EDT    
Journey's End Mon 23 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Mon 23 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Next Doctor Tue 24 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Tue 24 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Wed 25 May 2011 4:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Wed 25 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Wed 25 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Thu 26 May 2011 4:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Thu 26 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Thu 26 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 27 May 2011 4:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Sat 28 May 2011 6:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Sat 28 May 2011 7:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Sat 28 May 2011 8:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Sat 28 May 2011 9:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Sat 28 May 2011 10:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Sat 28 May 2011 11:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Sat 28 May 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Sat 28 May 2011 1:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Sat 28 May 2011 2:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Sat 28 May 2011 3:00pm  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 28 May 2011 4:00pm  EDT    
Day of the Moon Sat 28 May 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sat 28 May 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sat 28 May 2011 7:00pm  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sat 28 May 2011 8:00pm  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 28 May 2011 9:00pm  EDT    
Day of the Moon Sat 28 May 2011 10:00pm  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sat 28 May 2011 11:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 29 May 2011 12:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sun 29 May 2011 1:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Sun 29 May 2011 2:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Sun 29 May 2011 3:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sun 29 May 2011 4:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 29 May 2011 5:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Tue 31 May 2011 5:00pm  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