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Last updated 21 March 2020

Listing entries including Tuesday 29th July 2014


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Asylum of the Daleks Mon 23 Jun 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Mon 23 Jun 2014 9:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Mon 23 Jun 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Tue 24 Jun 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Tue 24 Jun 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Tue 24 Jun 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Wed 25 Jun 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Wed 25 Jun 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Cold War Wed 25 Jun 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Hide Thu 26 Jun 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Thu 26 Jun 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Thu 26 Jun 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Tenth Doctor (Factual) Fri 27 Jun 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Doctor (Factual) Fri 27 Jun 2014 8:30am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Fri 27 Jun 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Fri 27 Jun 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Sat 28 Jun 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
The Almost People Sat 28 Jun 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Mon 30 Jun 2014 8:00am  EDT    
New Earth Mon 30 Jun 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Mon 30 Jun 2014 10:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Tue 1 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 1 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Tue 1 Jul 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Wed 2 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 2 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Wed 2 Jul 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Mon 7 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Mon 7 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Tue 8 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Tue 8 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Wed 9 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Wed 9 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Thu 10 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Thu 10 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Gridlock Fri 11 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 11 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Mon 14 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Mon 14 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
42 Tue 15 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Tue 15 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Wed 16 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Blink Wed 16 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Utopia Thu 17 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Thu 17 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Fri 18 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 18 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Mon 21 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Mon 21 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Tue 22 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Tue 22 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Wed 23 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Wed 23 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Thu 24 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Thu 24 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Thu 24 Jul 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Midnight Fri 25 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Fri 25 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Fri 25 Jul 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Mon 28 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Mon 28 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Mon 28 Jul 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Tue 29 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Tue 29 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Tue 29 Jul 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Wed 30 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Wed 30 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Wed 30 Jul 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Thu 31 Jul 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Thu 31 Jul 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Thu 31 Jul 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Fri 1 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Fri 1 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Fri 1 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Mon 4 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Mon 4 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Everything Changes (TW) Mon 4 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Tue 5 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Tue 5 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Day One (TW) Tue 5 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Wed 6 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Wed 6 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Ghost Machine (TW) Wed 6 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Thu 7 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Thu 7 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Cyberwoman (TW) Thu 7 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Fri 8 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Fri 8 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Small Worlds (TW) Fri 8 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Mon 11 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Mon 11 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Countrycide (TW) Mon 11 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 12 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Tue 12 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW) Tue 12 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Wed 13 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Wed 13 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
They Keep Killing Suzie (TW) Wed 13 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Destinations of Doctor Who (Factual) Thu 14 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who (Factual) Thu 14 Aug 2014 9:00am  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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