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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Tuesday 6th March 2012

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The God Complex Sun 25 Dec 2011 6:00pm  EST    
Closing Time Sun 25 Dec 2011 7:00pm  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Sun 25 Dec 2011 8:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Sun 25 Dec 2011 9:00pm  EST  0.93m  Premiere
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Sun 25 Dec 2011 11:20pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Mon 26 Dec 2011 1:40am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Mon 26 Dec 2011 5:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Wed 4 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Wed 4 Jan 2012 6:00pm  EST    
The Beast Below Thu 5 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
42 Thu 5 Jan 2012 6:00pm  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Fri 6 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Human Nature Fri 6 Jan 2012 6:00pm  EST    
From Out of the Rain (TW) Sat 7 Jan 2012 2:00am  EST    
Adrift (TW) Sat 7 Jan 2012 3:00am  EST    
The Time of Angels Mon 9 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Tue 10 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 11 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Amy's Choice Thu 12 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Thu 12 Jan 2012 6:00pm  EST    
The Hungry Earth Fri 13 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Blink Fri 13 Jan 2012 6:00pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 15 Jan 2012 4:15am  EST    
Cold Blood Tue 17 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Wed 18 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Lodger Thu 19 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 20 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Big Bang Mon 23 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Rose Tue 24 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The End Of The World Wed 25 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Thu 26 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Aliens of London Fri 27 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day One (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 12:10am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Two (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 1:10am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Three (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 2:10am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Four (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 3:10am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Five (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 4:10am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Sat 28 Jan 2012 6:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Sat 28 Jan 2012 7:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Sat 28 Jan 2012 8:00am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day One (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 11:00am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Two (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 12:00pm  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Three (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 1:00pm  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Four (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 2:00pm  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Five (TW) Sat 28 Jan 2012 3:00pm  EST    
World War Three Mon 30 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
Dalek Tue 31 Jan 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Long Game Wed 1 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Father's Day Thu 2 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Fri 3 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor Dances Mon 6 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Boom Town Tue 7 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Fri 10 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
New Earth Mon 13 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Tue 14 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
School Reunion Wed 15 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Thu 16 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Fri 17 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Mon 20 Feb 2012 4:30am  EST    
The Age of Steel Tue 21 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 22 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Thu 23 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Fri 24 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Mon 27 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Fear Her Tue 28 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Wed 29 Feb 2012 10:00am  EST    
Doomsday Thu 1 Mar 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Fri 2 Mar 2012 10:00am  EST    
Smith and Jones Tue 6 Mar 2012 10:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Tue 6 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EST    
Everything Changes (TW) Wed 7 Mar 2012 2:00am  EST    
Day One (TW) Wed 7 Mar 2012 3:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Wed 7 Mar 2012 10:00am  EST    
Gridlock Wed 7 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Thu 8 Mar 2012 1:00am  EST    
The Almost People Thu 8 Mar 2012 2:00am  EST    
Gridlock Thu 8 Mar 2012 10:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Thu 8 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 9 Mar 2012 10:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Fri 9 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Mon 12 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Mon 12 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Ghost Machine (TW) Wed 14 Mar 2012 2:00am  EDT    
Cyberwoman (TW) Wed 14 Mar 2012 3:00am  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Wed 14 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
42 Wed 14 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Thu 15 Mar 2012 1:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Thu 15 Mar 2012 2:00am  EDT    
42 Thu 15 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Thu 15 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Human Nature Fri 16 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Fri 16 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Sun 18 Mar 2012 5:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Mon 19 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Blink Mon 19 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Small Worlds (TW) Wed 21 Mar 2012 2:00am  EDT    
Countrycide (TW) Wed 21 Mar 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Blink Wed 21 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Utopia Wed 21 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Thu 22 Mar 2012 2:00am  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