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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Monday 17th September 2012

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Sat 1 Sep 2012 8:00pm  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 1 Sep 2012 9:00pm  EDT  1.55m 0.60% Premiere
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 2 Sep 2012 12:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 2 Sep 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Tue 4 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Tue 4 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Tue 4 Sep 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 5 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Wed 5 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Wed 5 Sep 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Thu 6 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Thu 6 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Thu 6 Sep 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Fri 7 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Gridlock Fri 7 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Fri 7 Sep 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 8 Sep 2012 8:00pm  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 8 Sep 2012 9:00pm  EDT  1.15m  Premiere
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 8 Sep 2012 11:00pm  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sun 9 Sep 2012 12:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 9 Sep 2012 2:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sun 9 Sep 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Mon 10 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Mon 10 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Tue 11 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
42 Tue 11 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Wed 12 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Thu 13 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Blink Thu 13 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Utopia Fri 14 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Fri 14 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 15 Sep 2012 8:00pm  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sat 15 Sep 2012 9:00pm  EDT  0.96m 0.39% Premiere
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 15 Sep 2012 11:00pm  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sun 16 Sep 2012 12:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sun 16 Sep 2012 2:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sun 16 Sep 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Mon 17 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Mon 17 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Tue 18 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Tue 18 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Wed 19 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Wed 19 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Thu 20 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 20 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Fri 21 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Fri 21 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sat 22 Sep 2012 8:00pm  EDT    
The Power Of Three Sat 22 Sep 2012 9:00pm  EDT  1.00m 0.39% Premiere
A Town Called Mercy Sat 22 Sep 2012 11:00pm  EDT    
The Power Of Three Sun 23 Sep 2012 12:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sun 23 Sep 2012 2:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Sun 23 Sep 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Mon 24 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Midnight Mon 24 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Tue 25 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Tue 25 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Wed 26 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Wed 26 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Thu 27 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Thu 27 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 28 Sep 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Fri 28 Sep 2012 11:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 29 Sep 2012 4:00pm  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 29 Sep 2012 5:00pm  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sat 29 Sep 2012 6:00pm  EDT    
The Power Of Three Sat 29 Sep 2012 7:00pm  EDT    
Doctor Who in the U.S. (Factual) Sat 29 Sep 2012 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Angels Take Manhattan Sat 29 Sep 2012 9:00pm  EDT  0.99m 0.38% Premiere
The Angels Take Manhattan Sun 30 Sep 2012 12:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sun 30 Sep 2012 3:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Mon 1 Oct 2012 2:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Mon 1 Oct 2012 3:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 1 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Tue 2 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Wed 3 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Thu 4 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Fri 5 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 6 Oct 2012 8:00pm  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 7 Oct 2012 5:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Tue 9 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Wed 10 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 11 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Fri 12 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 13 Oct 2012 8:00pm  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sun 14 Oct 2012 2:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sun 14 Oct 2012 5:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Mon 15 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Tue 16 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Wed 17 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Thu 18 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Fri 19 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sat 20 Oct 2012 8:00pm  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sun 21 Oct 2012 2:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Mon 22 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Tue 23 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Wed 24 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Thu 25 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Fri 26 Oct 2012 10:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Sat 27 Oct 2012 8:00pm  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