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Listing entries including Friday 19th April 2013

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Companions (Factual) Sun 31 Mar 2013 7:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Third Doctor (Factual) Sun 31 Mar 2013 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Spearhead From Space: Episode 1 Sun 31 Mar 2013 9:00pm  EDT    
Spearhead From Space: Episode 2 Sun 31 Mar 2013 9:30pm  EDT    
Spearhead From Space: Episode 3 Sun 31 Mar 2013 10:00pm  EDT    
Spearhead From Space: Episode 4 Sun 31 Mar 2013 10:30pm  EDT    
The Third Doctor (Factual) Sun 31 Mar 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Spearhead From Space: Episode 1 Mon 1 Apr 2013 12:00am  EDT    
Spearhead From Space: Episode 2 Mon 1 Apr 2013 12:30am  EDT    
Spearhead From Space: Episode 3 Mon 1 Apr 2013 1:00am  EDT    
Spearhead From Space: Episode 4 Mon 1 Apr 2013 1:30am  EDT    
The End of Time: Part One Mon 1 Apr 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The End of Time: Part Two Mon 1 Apr 2013 4:30am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Mon 1 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Mon 1 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Gridlock Tue 2 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Tue 2 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Wed 3 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Wed 3 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Wed 3 Apr 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Wed 3 Apr 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Wed 3 Apr 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Wed 3 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
Blink Wed 3 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT    
Blink Wed 3 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 4 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Thu 4 Apr 2013 3:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Thu 4 Apr 2013 4:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Thu 4 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
42 Thu 4 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Thu 4 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Thu 4 Apr 2013 3:00pm  EDT    
The Beast Below Thu 4 Apr 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Thu 4 Apr 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The Time of Angels Thu 4 Apr 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Thu 4 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Thu 4 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Thu 4 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Beast Below Fri 5 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Fri 5 Apr 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Fri 5 Apr 2013 4:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Fri 5 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Fri 5 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Blink Fri 5 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Sat 6 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Sat 6 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Rings of Akhaten Sat 6 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Sun 7 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Sun 7 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Utopia Mon 8 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Mon 8 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Tue 9 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 9 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Wed 10 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Wed 10 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Wed 10 Apr 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
Journey's End Wed 10 Apr 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The Next Doctor Wed 10 Apr 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Wed 10 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Wed 10 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Wed 10 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Thu 11 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Thu 11 Apr 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Thu 11 Apr 2013 4:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Thu 11 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Thu 11 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 11 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Thu 11 Apr 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Thu 11 Apr 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Thu 11 Apr 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Thu 11 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Thu 11 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Thu 11 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Fri 12 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Fri 12 Apr 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Fri 12 Apr 2013 4:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Fri 12 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Fri 12 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Fri 12 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Sat 13 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
Cold War Sat 13 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT  0.92m 0.37% Premiere
Cold War Sat 13 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Cold War Sun 14 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Cold War Sun 14 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Mon 15 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Mon 15 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Tue 16 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Midnight Tue 16 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Wed 17 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Wed 17 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Wed 17 Apr 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
Fear Her Thu 18 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Thu 18 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Thu 18 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 18 Apr 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
The Lodger Thu 18 Apr 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Thu 18 Apr 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Thu 18 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
Cold War Thu 18 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT    
Cold War Thu 18 Apr 2013 11:00pm  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