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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Wednesday 21st October 2015

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Tue 29 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
City of Death: Movie Format Tue 29 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Wed 30 Sep 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Wed 30 Sep 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Keeper of Traken: Movie Format Wed 30 Sep 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Thu 1 Oct 2015 8:00am  EDT    
Genesis of the Daleks: Movie Format Thu 1 Oct 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Fri 2 Oct 2015 1:00am  EDT    
City of Death: Movie Format Fri 2 Oct 2015 2:00am  EDT    
The Keeper of Traken: Movie Format Fri 2 Oct 2015 4:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Fri 2 Oct 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Fri 2 Oct 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Terror of the Zygons: Movie Format Fri 2 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar: Eps 1 & 2 Sat 3 Oct 2015 7:00pm  EDT    
Under the Lake Sat 3 Oct 2015 9:00pm  EDT  (i)0.99m  Premiere
Listen Sat 3 Oct 2015 10:00pm  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Sat 3 Oct 2015 11:00pm  EDT    
Under the Lake Sun 4 Oct 2015 12:00am  EDT    
Under the Lake Sun 4 Oct 2015 4:00am  EDT    
The Brain of Morbius: Movie Format Sun 4 Oct 2015 12:00pm  EDT    
The Robots of Death: Movie Format Sun 4 Oct 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Mon 5 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Cold War Mon 5 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Hide Tue 6 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Tue 6 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Wed 7 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Wed 7 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Thu 8 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Thu 8 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Seeds of Doom: Movie Format Fri 9 Oct 2015 2:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Fri 9 Oct 2015 5:00am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Fri 9 Oct 2015 6:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Fri 9 Oct 2015 7:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Fri 9 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Listen Fri 9 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Under the Lake Sat 10 Oct 2015 8:00pm  EDT    
Before The Flood Sat 10 Oct 2015 9:00pm  EDT  0.94m  19Premiere
Before The Flood Sun 11 Oct 2015 12:15am  EDT    
Under the Lake Sun 11 Oct 2015 2:30am  EDT    
Before The Flood Sun 11 Oct 2015 3:30am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 11 Oct 2015 4:30am  EDT    
Terror of the Zygons: Movie Format Sun 11 Oct 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Pyramids of Mars: Movie Format Sun 11 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Mon 12 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Mon 12 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Tue 13 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Tue 13 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Flatline Wed 14 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Wed 14 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Dark Water Thu 15 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Thu 15 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Terror of the Zygons: Movie Format Fri 16 Oct 2015 1:00am  EDT    
Pyramids of Mars: Movie Format Fri 16 Oct 2015 3:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride: Movie Format Fri 16 Oct 2015 5:00am  EDT    
Gridlock Fri 16 Oct 2015 6:00am  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 16 Oct 2015 7:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Fri 16 Oct 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Fri 16 Oct 2015 9:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Fri 16 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
New Earth Fri 16 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Before The Flood Sat 17 Oct 2015 8:00pm  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Sat 17 Oct 2015 9:00pm  EDT  0.91m  26Premiere
Before The Flood Sun 18 Oct 2015 2:30am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Sun 18 Oct 2015 3:30am  EDT    
Flatline Sun 18 Oct 2015 4:30am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Mon 19 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Mon 19 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 20 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Tue 20 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Wed 21 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 21 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Thu 22 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Thu 22 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Genesis of the Daleks: Movie Format Fri 23 Oct 2015 2:00am  EDT    
Blink Fri 23 Oct 2015 5:00am  EDT    
Utopia Fri 23 Oct 2015 6:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Fri 23 Oct 2015 7:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Fri 23 Oct 2015 8:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Fri 23 Oct 2015 9:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Fri 23 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Fri 23 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Sat 24 Oct 2015 8:00pm  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Sat 24 Oct 2015 9:00pm  EDT  0.99m  11Premiere
The Woman Who Lived Sun 25 Oct 2015 12:15am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Sun 25 Oct 2015 5:00am  EDT    
The Keeper of Traken: Movie Format Sun 25 Oct 2015 9:30am  EDT    
Logopolis: Movie Format Sun 25 Oct 2015 11:30am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Mon 26 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Mon 26 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Tue 27 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Tue 27 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Wed 28 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Wed 28 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Thu 29 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Gridlock Thu 29 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 30 Oct 2015 10:00am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Fri 30 Oct 2015 11:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Sat 31 Oct 2015 1:00pm  EDT    
Hide Sat 31 Oct 2015 2:00pm  EDT    
Listen Sat 31 Oct 2015 3:00pm  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