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Last updated 04 April 2020

Listing entries including Thursday 19th November 2015


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Mummy On The Orient Express Sat 31 Oct 2015 4:00pm  EDT    
The God Complex Sat 31 Oct 2015 5:00pm  EDT    
Night Terrors Sat 31 Oct 2015 6:00pm  EDT    
Blink Sat 31 Oct 2015 7:00pm  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Sat 31 Oct 2015 8:00pm  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Sat 31 Oct 2015 9:00pm  EDT  0.58m  36Premiere
The Woman Who Lived Sun 1 Nov 2015 4:00am  EST    
The Zygon Invasion Sun 1 Nov 2015 5:00am  EST    
The Robots of Death: Movie Format Sun 1 Nov 2015 7:30am  EST    
Terror of the Zygons: Movie Format Sun 1 Nov 2015 9:30am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Mon 2 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
42 Mon 2 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
Human Nature Tue 3 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Tue 3 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
Blink Wed 4 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Utopia Wed 4 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Sound of Drums Thu 5 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Thu 5 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 6 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Fri 6 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Zygon Invasion Sat 7 Nov 2015 8:00pm  EST    
The Zygon Inversion Sat 7 Nov 2015 9:00pm  EST  0.91m  12Premiere
The Zygon Inversion Sun 8 Nov 2015 12:15am  EST    
The Zygon Inversion Sun 8 Nov 2015 2:30am  EST    
Genesis of the Daleks: Movie Format Sun 8 Nov 2015 9:00am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Sun 8 Nov 2015 12:00pm  EST    
Journey's End Sun 8 Nov 2015 1:00pm  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Sun 8 Nov 2015 2:00pm  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 8 Nov 2015 3:00pm  EST    
Into the Dalek Sun 8 Nov 2015 4:00pm  EST    
The Magician's Apprentice Sun 8 Nov 2015 5:00pm  EST    
The Witch's Familiar Sun 8 Nov 2015 6:00pm  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Mon 9 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Mon 9 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Tue 10 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Tue 10 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Wed 11 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Wed 11 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Thu 12 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Thu 12 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
Midnight Fri 13 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Turn Left Fri 13 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Zygon Inversion Sat 14 Nov 2015 8:00pm  EST    
Sleep No More Sat 14 Nov 2015 9:00pm  EST  0.65m  46Premiere
Sleep No More Sun 15 Nov 2015 12:15am  EST    
Sleep No More Sun 15 Nov 2015 2:30am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Mon 16 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Journey's End Mon 16 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Tue 17 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Planet of the Dead Tue 17 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Wed 18 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Wed 18 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Beast Below Thu 19 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Thu 19 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Time of Angels Fri 20 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Fri 20 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
Sleep No More Sat 21 Nov 2015 8:00pm  EST    
Face The Raven Sat 21 Nov 2015 9:00pm  EST  0.80m  33Premiere
Face The Raven Sun 22 Nov 2015 12:15am  EST    
Face The Raven Sun 22 Nov 2015 2:30am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Mon 23 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Amy's Choice Mon 23 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Hungry Earth Tue 24 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
Cold Blood Tue 24 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Wed 25 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Lodger Wed 25 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
Terror of the Zygons: Movie Format Fri 27 Nov 2015 6:00am  EST    
Pyramids of Mars: Movie Format Fri 27 Nov 2015 8:00am  EST    
Face The Raven Sat 28 Nov 2015 8:00pm  EST    
Heaven Sent Sat 28 Nov 2015 9:00pm  EST  0.90m  24Premiere
Heaven Sent Sun 29 Nov 2015 12:15am  EST    
Heaven Sent Sun 29 Nov 2015 2:30am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Mon 30 Nov 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Big Bang Mon 30 Nov 2015 11:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 1 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Tue 1 Dec 2015 11:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Wed 2 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Wed 2 Dec 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Thu 3 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Thu 3 Dec 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Almost People Fri 4 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Fri 4 Dec 2015 11:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Sat 5 Dec 2015 1:45am  EST    
Heaven Sent Sat 5 Dec 2015 7:45pm  EST    
Hell Bent Sat 5 Dec 2015 9:00pm  EST  0.85m  17Premiere
Last Christmas Sat 5 Dec 2015 10:25pm  EST    
The Graham Norton Show: Series 16 Episode 1 (Related) Sat 5 Dec 2015 11:40pm  EST    
Hell Bent Sun 6 Dec 2015 12:20am  EST    
Last Christmas Sun 6 Dec 2015 1:45am  EST    
The Magician's Apprentice Sun 6 Dec 2015 3:00am  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Mon 7 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
Night Terrors Mon 7 Dec 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 8 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
The God Complex Tue 8 Dec 2015 11:00am  EST    
Closing Time Wed 9 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Wed 9 Dec 2015 11:00am  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Thu 10 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Thu 10 Dec 2015 11:00am  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Fri 11 Dec 2015 10:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Fri 11 Dec 2015 11:00am  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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