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Last updated 08 August 2020

Listing entries including Friday 28th October 2016


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Snowmen Mon 10 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Mon 10 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Tue 11 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Cold War Tue 11 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Hide Wed 12 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Wed 12 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Thu 13 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Thu 13 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Listen Sat 15 Oct 2016 6:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Sat 15 Oct 2016 7:00am  EDT    
Heaven Sent Sat 15 Oct 2016 8:15am  EDT    
Hell Bent Sat 15 Oct 2016 9:30am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Sat 15 Oct 2016 11:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Sat 15 Oct 2016 12:00pm  EDT    
The Big Bang Sat 15 Oct 2016 1:00pm  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Sat 15 Oct 2016 2:00pm  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Sat 15 Oct 2016 3:00pm  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sat 15 Oct 2016 4:00pm  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Sat 15 Oct 2016 5:00pm  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Sat 15 Oct 2016 6:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sat 15 Oct 2016 7:00pm  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Mon 17 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Mon 17 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Tue 18 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Listen Tue 18 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Wed 19 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Wed 19 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Thu 20 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Thu 20 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Doctor Who Sneek Peek (Related) Thu 20 Oct 2016 10:30pm  EDT    Premiere
Flatline Mon 24 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Mon 24 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Dark Water Tue 25 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Tue 25 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Wed 26 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Wed 26 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Deep Breath Fri 28 Oct 2016 4:30am  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Mon 31 Oct 2016 6:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Inversion Mon 31 Oct 2016 7:00am  EDT    
Sleep No More Mon 31 Oct 2016 8:00am  EDT    
Face The Raven Mon 31 Oct 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Heaven Sent Mon 31 Oct 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Mon 31 Oct 2016 11:00am  EDT    
Hide Mon 31 Oct 2016 12:00pm  EDT    
Listen Mon 31 Oct 2016 1:00pm  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Mon 31 Oct 2016 2:00pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Mon 31 Oct 2016 3:00pm  EDT    
Midnight Mon 31 Oct 2016 4:00pm  EDT    
Blink Mon 31 Oct 2016 5:00pm  EDT    
The God Complex Tue 1 Nov 2016 12:30am  EDT    
Hide Tue 1 Nov 2016 1:30am  EDT    
Listen Tue 1 Nov 2016 2:30am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Tue 1 Nov 2016 3:30am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 1 Nov 2016 4:30am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Tue 1 Nov 2016 6:00am  EDT    
Midnight Tue 1 Nov 2016 7:00am  EDT    
Blink Tue 1 Nov 2016 8:00am  EDT    
Under the Lake Tue 1 Nov 2016 9:00am  EDT    
Before The Flood Tue 1 Nov 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Wed 2 Nov 2016 9:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Wed 2 Nov 2016 10:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Thu 3 Nov 2016 9:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Inversion Thu 3 Nov 2016 10:00am  EDT    
Sleep No More Mon 7 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
Face The Raven Mon 7 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
Heaven Sent Tue 8 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 8 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Wed 9 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
New Earth Wed 9 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Thu 10 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
School Reunion Thu 10 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Mon 14 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Mon 14 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
Doctor Who Sneek Peek (Related) Mon 14 Nov 2016 11:00pm  EST    
The Age of Steel Tue 15 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Tue 15 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
Fear Her Tue 15 Nov 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Wed 16 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
Last Christmas Wed 16 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Thu 17 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
Genesis of the Daleks: Movie Format Sat 19 Nov 2016 6:00am  EST    
Doomsday Sat 19 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Sat 19 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Sat 19 Nov 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Sat 19 Nov 2016 12:00pm  EST    
Journey's End Sat 19 Nov 2016 1:00pm  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Sat 19 Nov 2016 2:00pm  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 19 Nov 2016 3:00pm  EST    
Into the Dalek Sat 19 Nov 2016 4:00pm  EST    
The Magician's Apprentice Sat 19 Nov 2016 5:00pm  EST    
The Witch's Familiar Sat 19 Nov 2016 6:00pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Sat 19 Nov 2016 7:00pm  EST    
The Power of the Daleks: Episode One (animation) Sat 19 Nov 2016 8:25pm  EST  0.24m  124Premiere
The Time of the Doctor Sun 20 Nov 2016 3:00am  EST    
The Power of the Daleks: Episode One (animation) Sun 20 Nov 2016 4:25am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Mon 21 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
Doomsday Mon 21 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Mon 21 Nov 2016 11:00am  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Tue 22 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Two (animation) Sat 26 Nov 2016 8:25pm  EST  0.16m  127Premiere

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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