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Last updated 02 March 2021

Listing entries including Wednesday 25th December 2013


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 11 Dec 2013 4:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Wed 11 Dec 2013 5:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Wed 11 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
A Day in the Death (TW) Wed 11 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 12 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
Something Borrowed (TW) Thu 12 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Fri 13 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
From Out of the Rain (TW) Fri 13 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Fri 13 Dec 2013 6:00pm  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Fri 13 Dec 2013 7:00pm  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Fri 13 Dec 2013 8:00pm  EST    
The Snowmen Fri 13 Dec 2013 9:45pm  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Fri 13 Dec 2013 11:00pm  EST    
The Snowmen Sat 14 Dec 2013 12:45am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Sat 14 Dec 2013 2:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Sat 14 Dec 2013 3:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Sat 14 Dec 2013 4:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Sat 14 Dec 2013 5:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Mon 16 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
Adrift (TW) Mon 16 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Tue 17 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
Fragments (TW) Tue 17 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Wed 18 Dec 2013 2:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Wed 18 Dec 2013 3:00am  EST    
Fear Her Wed 18 Dec 2013 4:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Wed 18 Dec 2013 5:00am  EST    
Midnight Wed 18 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
Exit Wounds (TW) Wed 18 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
Turn Left Thu 19 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
New Earth Thu 19 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Fri 20 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Fri 20 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
Journey's End Mon 23 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Mon 23 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Tue 24 Dec 2013 4:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Tue 24 Dec 2013 5:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Tue 24 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Tue 24 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Tue 24 Dec 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Almost People Tue 24 Dec 2013 11:00am  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Tue 24 Dec 2013 12:00pm  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Tue 24 Dec 2013 1:00pm  EST    
Night Terrors Tue 24 Dec 2013 2:00pm  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 24 Dec 2013 3:00pm  EST    
The God Complex Tue 24 Dec 2013 4:00pm  EST    
Closing Time Tue 24 Dec 2013 5:00pm  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Tue 24 Dec 2013 6:00pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 24 Dec 2013 7:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Tue 24 Dec 2013 8:20pm  EST    
The Snowmen Tue 24 Dec 2013 9:40pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 24 Dec 2013 11:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Wed 25 Dec 2013 12:20am  EST    
The Snowmen Wed 25 Dec 2013 1:40am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Wed 25 Dec 2013 3:00am  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Wed 25 Dec 2013 4:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Wed 25 Dec 2013 5:00am  EST    
The Power Of Three Wed 25 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Wed 25 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Bells of Saint John Wed 25 Dec 2013 10:00am  EST    
The Rings of Akhaten Wed 25 Dec 2013 11:00am  EST    
Cold War Wed 25 Dec 2013 12:00pm  EST    
Hide Wed 25 Dec 2013 1:00pm  EST    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Wed 25 Dec 2013 2:00pm  EST    
The Crimson Horror Wed 25 Dec 2013 3:00pm  EST    
Nightmare in Silver Wed 25 Dec 2013 4:00pm  EST    
The Name of the Doctor Wed 25 Dec 2013 5:00pm  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Wed 25 Dec 2013 6:00pm  EST    
Doctor Who: A Farewell to Matt Smith (Factual) Wed 25 Dec 2013 8:00pm  EST  1.54m  42Premiere
The Time of the Doctor Wed 25 Dec 2013 9:00pm  EST  2.47m  19Premiere
The Day of The Doctor Wed 25 Dec 2013 10:20pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Thu 26 Dec 2013 12:00am  EST    
Smith and Jones Thu 26 Dec 2013 3:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Thu 26 Dec 2013 4:00am  EST    
Gridlock Thu 26 Dec 2013 5:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Thu 26 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Thu 26 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Thu 26 Dec 2013 10:00am  EST    
42 Thu 26 Dec 2013 11:00am  EST    
Human Nature Thu 26 Dec 2013 12:00pm  EST    
The Family of Blood Thu 26 Dec 2013 1:00pm  EST    
Blink Thu 26 Dec 2013 2:00pm  EST    
Utopia Thu 26 Dec 2013 3:00pm  EST    
The Sound of Drums Thu 26 Dec 2013 4:00pm  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Thu 26 Dec 2013 5:00pm  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Thu 26 Dec 2013 6:00pm  EST    
The Runaway Bride Thu 26 Dec 2013 7:00pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Thu 26 Dec 2013 8:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Thu 26 Dec 2013 9:40pm  EST    
Silence in the Library Thu 26 Dec 2013 11:00pm  EST    
Forest of the Dead Fri 27 Dec 2013 12:00am  EST    
Midnight Fri 27 Dec 2013 1:00am  EST    
Turn Left Fri 27 Dec 2013 2:00am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Fri 27 Dec 2013 3:00am  EST    
Journey's End Fri 27 Dec 2013 4:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Fri 27 Dec 2013 5:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Mon 30 Dec 2013 8:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Mon 30 Dec 2013 9:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 31 Dec 2013 1:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Tue 31 Dec 2013 2:00pm  EST    
Planet of the Dead Tue 31 Dec 2013 3:00pm  EST    

Notes


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