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Listing entries including Thursday 25th September 2014

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Smith and Jones Fri 12 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Fri 12 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Adrift (TW) Fri 12 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Sat 13 Sep 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
Listen Sat 13 Sep 2014 9:00pm  EDT  1.13m  6Premiere
Robot Of Sherwood Sat 13 Sep 2014 11:00pm  EDT    
Listen Sun 14 Sep 2014 12:00am  EDT    
Gridlock Mon 15 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Mon 15 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Fragments (TW) Mon 15 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Tue 16 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Tue 16 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Exit Wounds (TW) Tue 16 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
42 Wed 17 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Wed 17 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day One (TW) Wed 17 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Thu 18 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Blink Thu 18 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Two (TW) Thu 18 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Utopia Fri 19 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Fri 19 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Three (TW) Fri 19 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Listen Sat 20 Sep 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
Time Heist Sat 20 Sep 2014 9:00pm  EDT  1.03m  8Premiere
Listen Sat 20 Sep 2014 11:00pm  EDT    
Time Heist Sun 21 Sep 2014 12:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Mon 22 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Mon 22 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Four (TW) Mon 22 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Tue 23 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Tue 23 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Five (TW) Tue 23 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Wed 24 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Wed 24 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The New World (TW) Wed 24 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Thu 25 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 25 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Rendition (TW) Thu 25 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Fri 26 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Fri 26 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Dead of Night (TW) Fri 26 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Sat 27 Sep 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
The Caretaker Sat 27 Sep 2014 9:00pm  EDT  0.96m  50Premiere
Time Heist Sat 27 Sep 2014 11:00pm  EDT    
The Caretaker Sun 28 Sep 2014 12:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Mon 29 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Midnight Mon 29 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Escape to L.A. (TW) Mon 29 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Tue 30 Sep 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Tue 30 Sep 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Categories of Life (TW) Tue 30 Sep 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Wed 1 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Wed 1 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Middle Men (TW) Wed 1 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Thu 2 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Thu 2 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Immortal Sins (TW) Thu 2 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 3 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Fri 3 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
End of the Road (TW) Fri 3 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Sat 4 Oct 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
Kill The Moon Sat 4 Oct 2014 9:00pm  EDT  0.94m  19Premiere
The Graham Norton Show: Series 16 Episode 1 (Related) Sat 4 Oct 2014 11:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Kill The Moon Sun 5 Oct 2014 12:00am  EDT    
The Graham Norton Show: Series 16 Episode 1 (Related) Sun 5 Oct 2014 2:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 6 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Mon 6 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Gathering (TW) Mon 6 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Tue 7 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Tue 7 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Blood Line (TW) Tue 7 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Wed 8 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Wed 8 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Doctor Who Explained (Factual) Wed 8 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Thu 9 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 9 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (Factual) Thu 9 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDTCANCELLED
The Lodger Fri 10 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 10 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (Factual) Fri 10 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDTCANCELLED
Kill The Moon Sat 11 Oct 2014 8:00pm  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Sat 11 Oct 2014 9:00pm  EDT  0.97m  19Premiere
Mummy On The Orient Express Sun 12 Oct 2014 12:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Mon 13 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Mon 13 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Mon 13 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDTCANCELLED
Day of the Moon Tue 14 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Tue 14 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Tue 14 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDTCANCELLED
The Rebel Flesh Wed 15 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Wed 15 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Wed 15 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDTCANCELLED
Let's Kill Hitler Thu 16 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Thu 16 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Fri 17 Oct 2014 8:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Fri 17 Oct 2014 9:00am  EDT    
New Earth Fri 17 Oct 2014 10:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Fri 17 Oct 2014 11:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Fri 17 Oct 2014 12:00pm  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Fri 17 Oct 2014 1:00pm  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