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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Thursday 7th May 2015

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Thu 9 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Thu 9 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Fri 10 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Fri 10 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Sun 12 Apr 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Sun 12 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Sun 12 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 12 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sun 12 Apr 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sun 12 Apr 2015 3:00pm  EDT    
Into the Dalek Sun 12 Apr 2015 4:00pm  EDT    
Listen Sun 12 Apr 2015 5:00pm  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Mon 13 Apr 2015 12:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Mon 13 Apr 2015 1:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Mon 13 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Mon 13 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Snowmen Tue 14 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Tue 14 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Wed 15 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Cold War Wed 15 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Hide Thu 16 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Thu 16 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Fri 17 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Fri 17 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Mon 20 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Mon 20 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Tue 21 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Tue 21 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Tue 21 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Listen Thu 23 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Thu 23 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Caretaker Thu 23 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Kill The Moon Fri 24 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Fri 24 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Flatline Fri 24 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Mon 27 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Dark Water Mon 27 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Death in Heaven Mon 27 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Tue 28 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Tue 28 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Tue 28 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
The Time of Angels Wed 29 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Wed 29 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Wed 29 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Amy's Choice Thu 30 Apr 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Thu 30 Apr 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
Cold Blood Thu 30 Apr 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Fri 1 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Fri 1 May 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 1 May 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Deep Breath Sat 2 May 2015 11:30am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Sat 2 May 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Sat 2 May 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Mon 4 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Mon 4 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Mon 4 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Tue 5 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Tue 5 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Tue 5 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Wed 6 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Wed 6 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Wed 6 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Thu 7 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Thu 7 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Thu 7 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Fri 8 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Fri 8 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Fri 8 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Listen Sat 9 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Sat 9 May 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Caretaker Sat 9 May 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Kill The Moon Sat 9 May 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Mon 11 May 2015 1:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Mon 11 May 2015 2:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 11 May 2015 3:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Mon 11 May 2015 4:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Mon 11 May 2015 5:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Mon 11 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Mon 11 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Mon 11 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Tue 12 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Tue 12 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Tue 12 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Wed 13 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Wed 13 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Wed 13 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Cold War Thu 14 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Hide Thu 14 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Thu 14 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Fri 15 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Fri 15 May 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Fri 15 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Sat 16 May 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Flatline Sat 16 May 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Sat 16 May 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Dark Water Sat 16 May 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Mon 18 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Deep Breath Mon 18 May 2015 10:15am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Tue 19 May 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Tue 19 May 2015 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