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Listing entries including Thursday 27th February 2014

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Angels Take Manhattan Tue 11 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
To the Last Man (TW) Tue 11 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
Cold Blood Wed 12 Feb 2014 12:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Wed 12 Feb 2014 1:00am  EST    
The Lodger Wed 12 Feb 2014 2:00am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Wed 12 Feb 2014 3:00am  EST    
The Big Bang Wed 12 Feb 2014 4:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Wed 12 Feb 2014 5:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Wed 12 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
The Bells of Saint John Wed 12 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Meat (TW) Wed 12 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Rings of Akhaten Thu 13 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
Cold War Thu 13 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Adam (TW) Thu 13 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
Hide Fri 14 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Fri 14 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Reset (TW) Fri 14 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Sat 15 Feb 2014 1:00pm  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Sat 15 Feb 2014 2:00pm  EST    
The Big Bang Sat 15 Feb 2014 3:00pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Sat 15 Feb 2014 4:00pm  EST    
The Crimson Horror Mon 17 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
Nightmare in Silver Mon 17 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Dead Man Walking (TW) Mon 17 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Name of the Doctor Tue 18 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
Doctor Who: A Farewell to Matt Smith (Factual) Tue 18 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
A Day in the Death (TW) Tue 18 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
Doctor Who Explained (Factual) Wed 19 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
Tales from the TARDIS (Factual) Wed 19 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Something Borrowed (TW) Wed 19 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Tenth Doctor (Factual) Thu 20 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Doctor (Factual) Thu 20 Feb 2014 8:30am  EST    
The Companions (Factual) Thu 20 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
From Out of the Rain (TW) Thu 20 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
New Earth Fri 21 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Fri 21 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Adrift (TW) Fri 21 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 22 Feb 2014 1:00pm  EST    
Day of the Moon Sat 22 Feb 2014 2:00pm  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Sat 22 Feb 2014 3:00pm  EST    
School Reunion Mon 24 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Mon 24 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Fragments (TW) Mon 24 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Tue 25 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
The Age of Steel Tue 25 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Exit Wounds (TW) Tue 25 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 26 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Wed 26 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day One (TW) Wed 26 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Thu 27 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Thu 27 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Two (TW) Thu 27 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
Fear Her Fri 28 Feb 2014 8:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Fri 28 Feb 2014 9:00am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Three (TW) Fri 28 Feb 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Sat 1 Mar 2014 1:00pm  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Sat 1 Mar 2014 2:00pm  EST    
The Almost People Sat 1 Mar 2014 3:00pm  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Sat 1 Mar 2014 4:00pm  EST    
Doomsday Mon 3 Mar 2014 8:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Mon 3 Mar 2014 9:00am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Four (TW) Mon 3 Mar 2014 10:00am  EST    
Smith and Jones Tue 4 Mar 2014 8:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Tue 4 Mar 2014 9:00am  EST    
Children Of Earth: Day Five (TW) Tue 4 Mar 2014 10:00am  EST    
Gridlock Wed 5 Mar 2014 8:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Wed 5 Mar 2014 9:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Wed 5 Mar 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Thu 6 Mar 2014 8:00am  EST    
42 Thu 6 Mar 2014 9:00am  EST    
Human Nature Thu 6 Mar 2014 10:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Fri 7 Mar 2014 8:00am  EST    
Blink Fri 7 Mar 2014 9:00am  EST    
Utopia Fri 7 Mar 2014 10:00am  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Sat 8 Mar 2014 1:00pm  EST    
Night Terrors Sat 8 Mar 2014 2:00pm  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Sat 8 Mar 2014 3:00pm  EST    
The God Complex Sat 8 Mar 2014 4:00pm  EST    
The Sound of Drums Mon 10 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Mon 10 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 11 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Tue 11 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Wed 12 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Wed 12 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 13 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Thu 13 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Fri 14 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Fri 14 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Sat 15 Mar 2014 1:00pm  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Sat 15 Mar 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Sat 15 Mar 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 15 Mar 2014 4:00pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Mon 17 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Mon 17 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Midnight Tue 18 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Tue 18 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Wed 19 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Wed 19 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Thu 20 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Thu 20 Mar 2014 9:00am  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