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Listing entries including Thursday 16th May 2013

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Vincent and the Doctor Fri 19 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Fri 19 Apr 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 19 Apr 2013 4:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Fri 19 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Fri 19 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 19 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Cold War Sat 20 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
Hide Sat 20 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT  1.03m 0.42% Premiere
Hide Sat 20 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Hide Sun 21 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Hide Sun 21 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Tue 23 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Tue 23 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Wed 24 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Wed 24 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Wed 24 Apr 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
The End of Time: Part One Wed 24 Apr 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The End of Time: Part Two Wed 24 Apr 2013 6:30pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Thu 25 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Thu 25 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Thu 25 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Thu 25 Apr 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Thu 25 Apr 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Thu 25 Apr 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
Cold War Thu 25 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
Hide Thu 25 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT    
Hide Thu 25 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Fri 26 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Fri 26 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Fourth Doctor (Factual) Fri 26 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Fourth Doctor (Factual) Fri 26 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Hide Sat 27 Apr 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sat 27 Apr 2013 8:00pm  EDT  1.12m 0.52% Premiere
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sat 27 Apr 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sun 28 Apr 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sun 28 Apr 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Mon 29 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Mon 29 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Tue 30 Apr 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Tue 30 Apr 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Wed 1 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Thu 2 May 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Thu 2 May 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Thu 2 May 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sat 4 May 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Sat 4 May 2013 8:00pm  EDT  0.85m 0.36% Premiere
The Crimson Horror Sat 4 May 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Sun 5 May 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Sun 5 May 2013 5:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Mon 6 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Mon 6 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Tue 7 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Tue 7 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Wed 8 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Wed 8 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Thu 9 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Thu 9 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Fri 10 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Sat 11 May 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Sat 11 May 2013 8:00pm  EDT  0.91m 0.39% Premiere
Nightmare in Silver Sat 11 May 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Sun 12 May 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Sun 12 May 2013 5:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Mon 13 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Mon 13 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Tue 14 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Tue 14 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Rose Wed 15 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The End Of The World Wed 15 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Thu 16 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Aliens of London Thu 16 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
World War Three Fri 17 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Dalek Fri 17 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Sat 18 May 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sat 18 May 2013 8:00pm  EDT  1.27m 0.57% Premiere
The Name of the Doctor Sat 18 May 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sun 19 May 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sun 19 May 2013 5:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Mon 20 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Father's Day Mon 20 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
The Empty Child Tue 21 May 2013 10:00am  EDT    
The Doctor Dances Tue 21 May 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Boom Town Wed 22 May 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Bad Wolf Wed 22 May 2013 9:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 22 May 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Wed 22 May 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Wed 22 May 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Wed 22 May 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Parting of the Ways Thu 23 May 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Thu 23 May 2013 9:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 23 May 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
The Poison Sky Thu 23 May 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Thu 23 May 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Fri 24 May 2013 4:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Fri 24 May 2013 5:00am  EDT    
New Earth Fri 24 May 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Fri 24 May 2013 9:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Sun 26 May 2013 12:00pm  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 26 May 2013 1:00pm  EDT    
The Next Doctor Sun 26 May 2013 2:00pm  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