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Listing entries including Monday 3rd October 2011

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The God Complex Sun 18 Sep 2011 12:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Sun 18 Sep 2011 3:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Mon 19 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Mon 19 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Partners in Crime Mon 19 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Tue 20 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Tue 20 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Tue 20 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Wed 21 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Wed 21 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Poison Sky Wed 21 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Thu 22 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 22 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Thu 22 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Midnight Fri 23 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Fri 23 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Fri 23 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Ghost Machine (TW) Fri 23 Sep 2011 11:30pm  EDT    
Cyberwoman (TW) Sat 24 Sep 2011 12:30am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Sat 24 Sep 2011 1:30am  EDT    
The God Complex Sat 24 Sep 2011 2:30am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sat 24 Sep 2011 3:30am  EDT    
The God Complex Sat 24 Sep 2011 5:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Sat 24 Sep 2011 2:00pm  EDT    
The God Complex Sat 24 Sep 2011 3:00pm  EDT    
Closing Time Sat 24 Sep 2011 9:00pm  EDT  0.51m  Premiere
Closing Time Sun 25 Sep 2011 12:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Sun 25 Sep 2011 3:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Mon 26 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Midnight Mon 26 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Turn Left Mon 26 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Wed 28 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Wed 28 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Journey's End Wed 28 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Journey's End Thu 29 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Next Doctor Thu 29 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Thu 29 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Next Doctor Fri 30 Sep 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 30 Sep 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 30 Sep 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Sat 1 Oct 2011 12:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Sat 1 Oct 2011 1:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Sat 1 Oct 2011 2:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Sat 1 Oct 2011 3:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Sat 1 Oct 2011 4:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 1 Oct 2011 6:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Sat 1 Oct 2011 7:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sat 1 Oct 2011 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sat 1 Oct 2011 9:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sat 1 Oct 2011 10:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Sat 1 Oct 2011 11:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Sat 1 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Sat 1 Oct 2011 4:00pm  EDT    
Night Terrors Sat 1 Oct 2011 5:00pm  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Sat 1 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The God Complex Sat 1 Oct 2011 7:00pm  EDT    
Closing Time Sat 1 Oct 2011 8:00pm  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Sat 1 Oct 2011 9:00pm  EDT  0.79m  Premiere
Closing Time Sat 1 Oct 2011 11:00pm  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Sun 2 Oct 2011 12:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Sun 2 Oct 2011 2:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Sun 2 Oct 2011 3:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Sun 2 Oct 2011 5:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Mon 3 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Beast Below Mon 3 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Beast Below Tue 4 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Tue 4 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Wed 5 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Time of Angels Wed 5 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Time of Angels Thu 6 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Thu 6 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Fri 7 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Fri 7 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Small Worlds (TW) Fri 7 Oct 2011 11:30pm  EDT    
Countrycide (TW) Sat 8 Oct 2011 12:30am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Tue 11 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Tue 11 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Wed 12 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Wed 12 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Thu 13 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Thu 13 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Fri 14 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Fri 14 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW) Fri 14 Oct 2011 11:00pm  EDT    
They Keep Killing Suzie (TW) Sat 15 Oct 2011 12:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Mon 17 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Lodger Mon 17 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Lodger Tue 18 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Tue 18 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Wed 19 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Wed 19 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Thu 20 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Thu 20 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Random Shoes (TW) Fri 21 Oct 2011 11:00pm  EDT    
Out of Time (TW) Sat 22 Oct 2011 12:00am  EDT    
Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW) Sat 22 Oct 2011 3:00am  EDT    
They Keep Killing Suzie (TW) Sat 22 Oct 2011 4:00am  EDT    
Rose Mon 24 Oct 2011 6:00pm  EDT    
Rose Tue 25 Oct 2011 12:00pm  EDT    
The End Of The World Tue 25 Oct 2011 6:00pm  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