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Listing entries including Thursday 17th May 2012


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Utopia Thu 22 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Thu 22 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Fri 23 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Fri 23 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Tue 27 Mar 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 27 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW) Wed 28 Mar 2012 3:00am  EDT    
They Keep Killing Suzie (TW) Wed 28 Mar 2012 4:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 28 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Wed 28 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Partners in Crime Thu 29 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Thu 29 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Fri 30 Mar 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 30 Mar 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Fri 30 Mar 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
Random Shoes (TW) Wed 4 Apr 2012 2:00am  EDT    
Out of Time (TW) Wed 4 Apr 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Wed 4 Apr 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Wed 4 Apr 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 5 Apr 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Thu 5 Apr 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Thu 5 Apr 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
The Poison Sky Fri 6 Apr 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Fri 6 Apr 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Combat (TW) Wed 11 Apr 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Captain Jack Harkness (TW) Wed 18 Apr 2012 2:00am  EDT    
End of Days (TW) Wed 18 Apr 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Midnight Tue 24 Apr 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Turn Left Wed 25 Apr 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Thu 26 Apr 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Journey's End Fri 27 Apr 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Tue 1 May 2012 9:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Tue 1 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Tue 1 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
To the Last Man (TW) Wed 2 May 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Meat (TW) Wed 2 May 2012 4:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Wed 2 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Wed 2 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Beast Below Thu 3 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Thu 3 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Fri 4 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Fri 4 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Time of Angels Tue 8 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Tue 8 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Adam (TW) Wed 9 May 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Reset (TW) Wed 9 May 2012 4:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Wed 9 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 9 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Thu 10 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Thu 10 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Fri 11 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Fri 11 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Tue 15 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Tue 15 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Dead Man Walking (TW) Wed 16 May 2012 3:00am  EDT    
A Day in the Death (TW) Wed 16 May 2012 4:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Wed 16 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Wed 16 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 17 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Thu 17 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Tue 22 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Tue 22 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Wed 23 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Something Borrowed (TW) Wed 23 May 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
Rose Wed 23 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
From Out of the Rain (TW) Wed 23 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Rose Thu 24 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The End Of The World Thu 24 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The End Of The World Fri 25 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Fri 25 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Tue 29 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Aliens of London Tue 29 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Aliens of London Wed 30 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Adrift (TW) Wed 30 May 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
World War Three Wed 30 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
World War Three Thu 31 May 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Fragments (TW) Thu 31 May 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
Dalek Thu 31 May 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Dalek Fri 1 Jun 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Fri 1 Jun 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Father's Day Tue 5 Jun 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Father's Day Wed 6 Jun 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Empty Child Wed 6 Jun 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Empty Child Thu 7 Jun 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Doctor Dances Thu 7 Jun 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Two (TW) Wed 13 Jun 2012 8:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Three (TW) Wed 13 Jun 2012 9:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Fri 15 Jun 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
New Earth Fri 15 Jun 2012 9:00pm  EDT    
New Earth Mon 18 Jun 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Tue 19 Jun 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
School Reunion Tue 19 Jun 2012 9:00pm  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Four (TW) Wed 20 Jun 2012 8:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Five (TW) Wed 20 Jun 2012 9:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 20 Jun 2012 9:00pm  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Thu 21 Jun 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Thu 21 Jun 2012 9:00pm  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Fri 22 Jun 2012 3:00pm  EDT    
The Age of Steel Fri 22 Jun 2012 9:00pm  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Mon 25 Jun 2012 3:00pm  EDT    

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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