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Last updated 31 May 2020

Listing entries including Wednesday 23rd April 2014


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Waters of Mars Fri 21 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 21 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 22 Mar 2014 1:00pm  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sat 22 Mar 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
The Power Of Three Sat 22 Mar 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sat 22 Mar 2014 4:00pm  EDT    
The Beast Below Mon 24 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 24 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Tue 25 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Tue 25 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 26 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Wed 26 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Thu 27 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Thu 27 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 27 Mar 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Fri 28 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 28 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Fri 28 Mar 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Sat 29 Mar 2014 1:00pm  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Sat 29 Mar 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Sat 29 Mar 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
Cold War Sat 29 Mar 2014 4:00pm  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Mon 31 Mar 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Mon 31 Mar 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Tue 1 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Tue 1 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Wed 2 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Wed 2 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Thu 3 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Thu 3 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Fri 4 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Fri 4 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sat 5 Apr 2014 1:00pm  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Sat 5 Apr 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Sat 5 Apr 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sat 5 Apr 2014 4:00pm  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Sat 5 Apr 2014 10:15pm  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Sun 6 Apr 2014 1:15am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Mon 7 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Mon 7 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Tue 8 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Tue 8 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Wed 9 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Wed 9 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Thu 10 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Thu 10 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Fri 11 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Fri 11 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Sat 12 Apr 2014 1:00pm  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Sat 12 Apr 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
The Snowmen Mon 14 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Mon 14 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Tue 15 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Cold War Tue 15 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Hide Wed 16 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Wed 16 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Thu 17 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Thu 17 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Fri 18 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Rose Mon 21 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The End Of The World Mon 21 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Wed 23 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Aliens of London Wed 23 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
World War Three Thu 24 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Dalek Thu 24 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Fri 25 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Father's Day Fri 25 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Blink Sat 26 Apr 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
Utopia Sat 26 Apr 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Sat 26 Apr 2014 4:00pm  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Sat 26 Apr 2014 5:00pm  EDT    
The Empty Child Mon 28 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor Dances Mon 28 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Boom Town Tue 29 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Bad Wolf Tue 29 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Parting of the Ways Wed 30 Apr 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Wed 30 Apr 2014 9:00am  EDT    
New Earth Thu 1 May 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Thu 1 May 2014 9:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Fri 2 May 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Fri 2 May 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sat 3 May 2014 1:00pm  EDTCANCELLED
Partners in Crime Sat 3 May 2014 2:00pm  EDTCANCELLED
The Fires of Pompeii Sat 3 May 2014 3:00pm  EDTCANCELLED
Planet of the Ood Sat 3 May 2014 4:00pm  EDTCANCELLED
Rise of the Cybermen Mon 5 May 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Mon 5 May 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Tue 6 May 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Tue 6 May 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Wed 7 May 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Wed 7 May 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Thu 8 May 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Thu 8 May 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Fri 9 May 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Fri 9 May 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Sat 10 May 2014 1:00pm  EDT    
The Poison Sky Sat 10 May 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Sat 10 May 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Sat 10 May 2014 4:00pm  EDTCANCELLED
Smith and Jones Mon 12 May 2014 8:00am  EDT    

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 
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