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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Thursday 24th October 2013

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
From Out of the Rain (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 7:00am  EDT    
Adrift (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Fragments (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 9:00am  EDT    
Exit Wounds (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 10:00am  EDT    
Inside The Hub (Factual) Sat 14 Sep 2013 11:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day One (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 12:00pm  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Two (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 1:00pm  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Three (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 2:00pm  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Four (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 3:00pm  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Five (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
The New World (TW) Sat 14 Sep 2013 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 14 Sep 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The New World (TW) Sun 15 Sep 2013 12:00am  EDT    
42 Wed 18 Sep 2013 3:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Wed 18 Sep 2013 4:00am  EDT    
Rendition (TW) Sat 21 Sep 2013 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 21 Sep 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Rendition (TW) Sun 22 Sep 2013 12:00am  EDT    
Utopia Wed 25 Sep 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Wed 25 Sep 2013 4:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Wed 25 Sep 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Rose Wed 25 Sep 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The End Of The World Thu 26 Sep 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Fri 27 Sep 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Dead of Night (TW) Sat 28 Sep 2013 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
A Town Called Mercy Sat 28 Sep 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Dead of Night (TW) Sun 29 Sep 2013 12:00am  EDT    
The Ninth Doctor (Factual) Sun 29 Sep 2013 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Bad Wolf Sun 29 Sep 2013 8:30pm  EDT    
The Parting of the Ways Sun 29 Sep 2013 8:30pm  EDT    
The Eighth Doctor (Factual) Sun 29 Sep 2013 10:30pm  EDT    
The Ninth Doctor (Factual) Sun 29 Sep 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Bad Wolf Sun 29 Sep 2013 11:30pm  EDT    
The Parting of the Ways Mon 30 Sep 2013 12:30am  EDT    
The Eighth Doctor (Factual) Mon 30 Sep 2013 1:30am  EDT    
Rose Mon 30 Sep 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The End Of The World Mon 30 Sep 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Mon 30 Sep 2013 4:00am  EDT    
Aliens of London Mon 30 Sep 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Aliens of London Mon 30 Sep 2013 8:00am  EDT    
World War Three Tue 1 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Wed 2 Oct 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Wed 2 Oct 2013 3:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Wed 2 Oct 2013 4:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Wed 2 Oct 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Dalek Wed 2 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Thu 3 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Father's Day Fri 4 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Escape to L.A. (TW) Sat 5 Oct 2013 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Power Of Three Sat 5 Oct 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
Escape to L.A. (TW) Sun 6 Oct 2013 12:00am  EDT    
The Empty Child Mon 7 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor Dances Tue 8 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Wed 9 Oct 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 9 Oct 2013 3:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Wed 9 Oct 2013 4:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Wed 9 Oct 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Boom Town Wed 9 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Bad Wolf Thu 10 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Parting of the Ways Fri 11 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Categories of Life (TW) Sat 12 Oct 2013 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Angels Take Manhattan Sat 12 Oct 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Categories of Life (TW) Sun 13 Oct 2013 12:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sun 13 Oct 2013 1:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Mon 14 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
New Earth Tue 15 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Wed 16 Oct 2013 2:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Wed 16 Oct 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Wed 16 Oct 2013 4:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Wed 16 Oct 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Wed 16 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Thu 17 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Fri 18 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Middle Men (TW) Sat 19 Oct 2013 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Middle Men (TW) Sun 20 Oct 2013 12:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Mon 21 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Tue 22 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Wed 23 Oct 2013 2:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Wed 23 Oct 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Wed 23 Oct 2013 4:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Wed 23 Oct 2013 5:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 23 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Thu 24 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Fri 25 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Immortal Sins (TW) Sat 26 Oct 2013 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Immortal Sins (TW) Sun 27 Oct 2013 12:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Sun 27 Oct 2013 12:00pm  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Sun 27 Oct 2013 1:00pm  EDT    
Blink Sun 27 Oct 2013 2:00pm  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 27 Oct 2013 3:00pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Sun 27 Oct 2013 4:00pm  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Sun 27 Oct 2013 5:00pm  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Sun 27 Oct 2013 6:00pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Sun 27 Oct 2013 7:00pm  EDT    
The Tenth Doctor (Factual) Sun 27 Oct 2013 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Stolen Earth / Journey's End Movie format Sun 27 Oct 2013 8:45pm  EDT    
The End of Time Movie format Sun 27 Oct 2013 11:00pm  EDT    
The Tenth Doctor (Factual) Mon 28 Oct 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth / Journey's End Movie format Mon 28 Oct 2013 2:45am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Mon 28 Oct 2013 8:00am  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