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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Friday 24th June 2016

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Love & Monsters Tue 26 Jan 2016 10:00am  EST    
Fear Her Tue 26 Jan 2016 11:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Wed 27 Jan 2016 10:00am  EST    
Doomsday Wed 27 Jan 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Thu 28 Jan 2016 10:00am  EST    
Smith and Jones Thu 28 Jan 2016 11:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Fri 29 Jan 2016 4:45am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Fri 29 Jan 2016 6:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Fri 29 Jan 2016 7:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Fri 29 Jan 2016 8:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Fri 29 Jan 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Fri 29 Jan 2016 10:00am  EST    
Gridlock Fri 29 Jan 2016 11:00am  EST    
Doctor's Notes: The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar Sat 30 Jan 2016 9:00pm  EST  0.28m  147
Daleks in Manhattan Mon 1 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Mon 1 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Tue 2 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
42 Tue 2 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Human Nature Wed 3 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Wed 3 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Blink Thu 4 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Utopia Thu 4 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Fri 5 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Age of Steel Fri 5 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Doctor's Notes: Under the Lake / Before The Flood Sat 6 Feb 2016 9:00pm  EST    
The Sound of Drums Mon 8 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Mon 8 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 9 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Tue 9 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Wed 10 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Wed 10 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 11 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Thu 11 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Fear Her Fri 12 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Fri 12 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Doctor's Notes: The Girl Who Died / The Woman Who Lived Sat 13 Feb 2016 9:00pm  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Tue 16 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Tue 16 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Wed 17 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Wed 17 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Midnight Thu 18 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Turn Left Thu 18 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Gridlock Fri 19 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 19 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Doctor's Notes: The Zygon Invasion / The Zygon Inversion Sat 20 Feb 2016 9:00pm  EST    
The Stolen Earth Mon 22 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Journey's End Mon 22 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Tue 23 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Planet of the Dead Tue 23 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Wed 24 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Wed 24 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Beast Below Thu 25 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Thu 25 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Fri 26 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Blink Fri 26 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
Doctor's Notes: Sleep No More Sat 27 Feb 2016 9:00pm  EST    
Doctor's Notes: Face The Raven Sat 27 Feb 2016 10:00pm  EST    
The Time of Angels Mon 29 Feb 2016 10:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Mon 29 Feb 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Tue 1 Mar 2016 10:00am  EST    
Amy's Choice Tue 1 Mar 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Hungry Earth Wed 2 Mar 2016 10:00am  EST    
Cold Blood Wed 2 Mar 2016 11:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 3 Mar 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Lodger Thu 3 Mar 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 4 Mar 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Big Bang Fri 4 Mar 2016 11:00am  EST    
Doctor's Notes: Heaven Sent / Hell Bent Sat 5 Mar 2016 9:00pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 6 Mar 2016 2:30am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Sun 6 Mar 2016 4:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Sun 6 Mar 2016 5:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Mon 7 Mar 2016 10:00am  ESTCANCELLED
The Time of the Doctor Tue 3 May 2016 2:35am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Tue 3 May 2016 4:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Tue 3 May 2016 5:00am  EDT    
Listen Tue 3 May 2016 6:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Tue 3 May 2016 7:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Tue 3 May 2016 8:00am  EDT    
Blink Fri 24 Jun 2016 2:30am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 24 Jun 2016 3:30am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Fri 24 Jun 2016 5:00am  EDT    
listed as The End Of Time 1 & 2 Fri 24 Jun 2016 6:00am  EDT    
listed as The End Of Time 1 & 2 Fri 24 Jun 2016 7:00am  EDT    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Fri 24 Jun 2016 8:00am  EDT    
New Earth Mon 1 Aug 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Mon 1 Aug 2016 10:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Tue 2 Aug 2016 9:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 2 Aug 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Wed 3 Aug 2016 9:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Wed 3 Aug 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Thu 4 Aug 2016 9:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Thu 4 Aug 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Mon 8 Aug 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Mon 8 Aug 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Tue 9 Aug 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Tue 9 Aug 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Wed 10 Aug 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Wed 10 Aug 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Thu 11 Aug 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Gridlock Thu 11 Aug 2016 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