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Listing entries including Thursday 21st November 2013

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Fear Her Tue 29 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Wed 30 Oct 2013 2:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Wed 30 Oct 2013 3:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Wed 30 Oct 2013 4:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Wed 30 Oct 2013 5:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Wed 30 Oct 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Fri 1 Nov 2013 8:00am  EDT    
Doctor Who in the U.S. (Factual) Fri 1 Nov 2013 9:00am  EDT    
End of the Road (TW) Sat 2 Nov 2013 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
End of the Road (TW) Sun 3 Nov 2013 12:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Mon 4 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Everything Changes (TW) Mon 4 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Tue 5 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Day One (TW) Tue 5 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Wed 6 Nov 2013 2:00am  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Wed 6 Nov 2013 3:00am  EST    
Night Terrors Wed 6 Nov 2013 4:00am  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Wed 6 Nov 2013 5:00am  EST    
Smith and Jones Wed 6 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Ghost Machine (TW) Wed 6 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Thu 7 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Cyberwoman (TW) Thu 7 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
Gridlock Fri 8 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Small Worlds (TW) Fri 8 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Gathering (TW) Sat 9 Nov 2013 9:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Gathering (TW) Sun 10 Nov 2013 12:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Mon 11 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Countrycide (TW) Mon 11 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Tue 12 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW) Tue 12 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
The God Complex Wed 13 Nov 2013 2:00am  EST    
Closing Time Wed 13 Nov 2013 3:00am  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Wed 13 Nov 2013 4:00am  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Wed 13 Nov 2013 5:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Wed 13 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
They Keep Killing Suzie (TW) Wed 13 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
42 Thu 14 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Random Shoes (TW) Thu 14 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
Human Nature Fri 15 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Out of Time (TW) Fri 15 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Blood Line (TW) Sat 16 Nov 2013 9:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Blood Line (TW) Sun 17 Nov 2013 12:00am  EST    
The Eighth Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 5:30am  EST    
The Companions (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
The First Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Aztecs: Movie Version Mon 18 Nov 2013 9:45am  EST    
The Second Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 12:00pm  EST    
The Third Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 12:30pm  EST    
The Fourth Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 1:00pm  EST    
Pyramids of Mars: Movie Version Mon 18 Nov 2013 1:45pm  EST    
The Fifth Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 4:00pm  EST    
The Seventh Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 5:00pm  EST    
The Eighth Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 5:30pm  EST    
The TV Movie: Movie Version Mon 18 Nov 2013 6:15pm  EST    
The Ninth Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 8:00pm  EST    
The Tenth Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 8:30pm  EST    
Tales from the TARDIS (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 9:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Science Of Doctor Who (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 10:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Ninth Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 11:00pm  EST    
The Tenth Doctor (Factual) Mon 18 Nov 2013 11:30pm  EST    
Tales from the TARDIS (Factual) Tue 19 Nov 2013 12:00am  EST    
The Science Of Doctor Who (Factual) Tue 19 Nov 2013 1:00am  EST    
The First Doctor (Factual) Tue 19 Nov 2013 2:00am  EST    
The Second Doctor (Factual) Tue 19 Nov 2013 2:30am  EST    
The Fourth Doctor (Factual) Tue 19 Nov 2013 3:00am  EST    
Pyramids of Mars: Movie Version Tue 19 Nov 2013 3:45am  EST    
Tales from the TARDIS (Factual) Tue 19 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
Rose: Movie Version Tue 19 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
The End Of The World Tue 19 Nov 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Tue 19 Nov 2013 11:00am  EST    
Aliens of London Tue 19 Nov 2013 12:00pm  EST    
World War Three Tue 19 Nov 2013 1:00pm  EST    
Dalek Tue 19 Nov 2013 2:00pm  EST    
The Long Game Tue 19 Nov 2013 3:00pm  EST    
Father's Day Tue 19 Nov 2013 4:00pm  EST    
The Empty Child Tue 19 Nov 2013 5:00pm  EST    
The Doctor Dances Tue 19 Nov 2013 6:00pm  EST    
Boom Town Tue 19 Nov 2013 7:00pm  EST    
Bad Wolf Tue 19 Nov 2013 8:00pm  EST    
The Parting of the Ways Tue 19 Nov 2013 9:00pm  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Tue 19 Nov 2013 10:00pm  EST    
The Runaway Bride Tue 19 Nov 2013 11:00pm  EST    
Blink Wed 20 Nov 2013 12:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 20 Nov 2013 1:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Wed 20 Nov 2013 2:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Wed 20 Nov 2013 3:00am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Wed 20 Nov 2013 4:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Wed 20 Nov 2013 5:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Wed 20 Nov 2013 8:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Wed 20 Nov 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Wed 20 Nov 2013 10:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Wed 20 Nov 2013 11:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Wed 20 Nov 2013 12:00pm  EST    
Midnight Wed 20 Nov 2013 1:00pm  EST    
Turn Left Wed 20 Nov 2013 2:00pm  EST    
The Stolen Earth Wed 20 Nov 2013 3:00pm  EST    
Journey's End Wed 20 Nov 2013 4:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Wed 20 Nov 2013 5:00pm  EST    
Planet of the Dead Wed 20 Nov 2013 6:00pm  EST    
The Waters of Mars Wed 20 Nov 2013 7:00pm  EST    


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