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Last updated 04 April 2020

Listing entries including Wednesday 4th February 2015


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Mummy On The Orient Express Mon 29 Dec 2014 4:00am  EST    
Flatline Mon 29 Dec 2014 5:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Wed 31 Dec 2014 8:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Wed 31 Dec 2014 9:00am  EST    
Fear Her Wed 31 Dec 2014 10:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Wed 31 Dec 2014 11:00am  EST    
Doomsday Wed 31 Dec 2014 12:00pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 31 Dec 2014 1:00pm  EST    
Deep Breath Wed 31 Dec 2014 2:30pm  EST    
Dark Water Wed 31 Dec 2014 4:15pm  EST    
Death in Heaven Wed 31 Dec 2014 5:15pm  EST    
Last Christmas Wed 31 Dec 2014 6:30pm  EST    
The End of Time: Part 1+2 Wed 31 Dec 2014 8:00pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Wed 31 Dec 2014 11:00pm  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Thu 1 Jan 2015 12:20am  EST    
The End of Time: Part 1+2 Thu 1 Jan 2015 2:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Thu 1 Jan 2015 5:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Mon 5 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
New Earth Mon 5 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Tue 6 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
School Reunion Tue 6 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 7 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Wed 7 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Age of Steel Thu 8 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Thu 8 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Fri 9 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Fri 9 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Mon 12 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Fear Her Mon 12 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Tue 13 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Doomsday Tue 13 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Wed 14 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Smith and Jones Wed 14 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Thu 15 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Gridlock Thu 15 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 16 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Fri 16 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Human Nature Tue 20 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Tue 20 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Blink Wed 21 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Utopia Wed 21 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Sound of Drums Thu 22 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Thu 22 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 23 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Fri 23 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Tue 27 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Tue 27 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Wed 28 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Wed 28 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 29 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Thu 29 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Fri 30 Jan 2015 10:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Fri 30 Jan 2015 11:00am  EST    
Last Christmas Sat 31 Jan 2015 10:15pm  EST    
Midnight Mon 2 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Turn Left Mon 2 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Tue 3 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Journey's End Tue 3 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Wed 4 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Planet of the Dead Wed 4 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Thu 5 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Thu 5 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Beast Below Fri 6 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Fri 6 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Time of Angels Mon 9 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Mon 9 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Tue 10 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Amy's Choice Tue 10 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Hungry Earth Wed 11 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Cold Blood Wed 11 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 12 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Lodger Thu 12 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 13 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Big Bang Fri 13 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 17 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Tue 17 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Wed 18 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Wed 18 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Thu 19 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Thu 19 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Almost People Fri 20 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Fri 20 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Mon 23 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Night Terrors Mon 23 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 24 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
The God Complex Tue 24 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
Closing Time Wed 25 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Wed 25 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Thu 26 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Thu 26 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Fri 27 Feb 2015 10:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Fri 27 Feb 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Sat 28 Feb 2015 11:15pm  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 1 Mar 2015 2:00am  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sun 1 Mar 2015 3:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Sun 1 Mar 2015 4:00am  EST    
The Power Of Three Sun 1 Mar 2015 5:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Sun 1 Mar 2015 12:00pm  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Sun 1 Mar 2015 1:00pm  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Sun 1 Mar 2015 2:00pm  EST    

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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