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Last updated 21 March 2021

Listing entries including Monday 8th September 2014

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Let's Kill Hitler Fri 22 Aug 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
Night Terrors Fri 22 Aug 2014 4:00pm  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Fri 22 Aug 2014 5:00pm  EDT    
The God Complex Fri 22 Aug 2014 6:00pm  EDT    
Closing Time Fri 22 Aug 2014 7:00pm  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Fri 22 Aug 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest: The World Tour (Factual) Fri 22 Aug 2014 9:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Fri 22 Aug 2014 10:00pm  EDT    
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (Factual) Fri 22 Aug 2014 11:00pm  EDT    
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest: The World Tour (Factual) Sat 23 Aug 2014 12:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Sat 23 Aug 2014 1:00am  EDT    
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (Factual) Sat 23 Aug 2014 2:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 23 Aug 2014 3:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sat 23 Aug 2014 4:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Sat 23 Aug 2014 5:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Sat 23 Aug 2014 6:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sat 23 Aug 2014 7:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Sat 23 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Sat 23 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Sat 23 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Cold War Sat 23 Aug 2014 11:00am  EDT    
Hide Sat 23 Aug 2014 12:00pm  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sat 23 Aug 2014 1:00pm  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Sat 23 Aug 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Sat 23 Aug 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sat 23 Aug 2014 4:00pm  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Sat 23 Aug 2014 5:00pm  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Sat 23 Aug 2014 6:40pm  EDT    
Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show (Factual) Sat 23 Aug 2014 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Deep Breath Sat 23 Aug 2014 8:15pm  EDT  2.19m  1Premiere
Doctor Who: After Who Live (Factual) Sat 23 Aug 2014 11:00pm  EDT  0.41m  Premiere
Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show (Factual) Sun 24 Aug 2014 12:00am  EDT    
Deep Breath Sun 24 Aug 2014 12:15am  EDT  0.38m  
Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show (Factual) Sun 24 Aug 2014 3:00am  EDT    
Deep Breath Sun 24 Aug 2014 3:15am  EDT    
Doctor Who: After Who Live (Factual) Sun 24 Aug 2014 6:00am  EDT    
An Adventure In Space And Time (Misc) Sun 24 Aug 2014 7:00am  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Sun 24 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Sun 24 Aug 2014 10:40am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Sun 24 Aug 2014 12:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sun 24 Aug 2014 1:00pm  EDT    
The Empty Child Sun 24 Aug 2014 2:00pm  EDT    
Doomsday Sun 24 Aug 2014 3:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Sun 24 Aug 2014 4:00pm  EDT    
Journey's End Sun 24 Aug 2014 5:00pm  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Sun 24 Aug 2014 6:00pm  EDT    
Blink Sun 24 Aug 2014 7:00pm  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Sun 24 Aug 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Mon 25 Aug 2014 3:00am  EDT    
The Empty Child Mon 25 Aug 2014 4:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Mon 25 Aug 2014 5:00am  EDT    
Rose Mon 25 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The End Of The World Mon 25 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Combat (TW) Mon 25 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Tue 26 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Aliens of London Tue 26 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Captain Jack Harkness (TW) Tue 26 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
World War Three Wed 27 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Dalek Wed 27 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
End of Days (TW) Wed 27 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Long Game Thu 28 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Father's Day Thu 28 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (TW) Thu 28 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Doctor Dances Fri 29 Aug 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Boom Town Fri 29 Aug 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Sleeper (TW) Fri 29 Aug 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (Factual) Sat 30 Aug 2014 6:00pm  EDT    
Deep Breath Sat 30 Aug 2014 6:15pm  EDT    
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest: The World Tour (Factual) Sat 30 Aug 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
Into the Dalek Sat 30 Aug 2014 9:00pm  EDT  1.23m  Premiere
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (Factual) Sat 30 Aug 2014 11:00pm  EDT    
Into the Dalek Sun 31 Aug 2014 12:00am  EDT    
The Parting of the Ways Tue 2 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Tue 2 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
To the Last Man (TW) Tue 2 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
New Earth Wed 3 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Wed 3 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Meat (TW) Wed 3 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Thu 4 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Thu 4 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Adam (TW) Thu 4 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Fri 5 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Fri 5 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Reset (TW) Fri 5 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Sat 6 Sep 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Sat 6 Sep 2014 9:00pm  EDT  1.14m  Premiere
Into the Dalek Sat 6 Sep 2014 11:00pm  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Sun 7 Sep 2014 12:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Mon 8 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Mon 8 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Dead Man Walking (TW) Mon 8 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Tue 9 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Tue 9 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
A Day in the Death (TW) Tue 9 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Wed 10 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Wed 10 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Something Borrowed (TW) Wed 10 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Thu 11 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Thu 11 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
From Out of the Rain (TW) Thu 11 Sep 2014 10:00am  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