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Last updated 09 July 2022

Listing entries including Sunday 11th December 2016

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Shakespeare Code Mon 28 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
Gridlock Mon 28 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Mon 28 Nov 2016 11:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Tue 29 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Tue 29 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
42 Tue 29 Nov 2016 11:00am  EST    
New Earth Wed 30 Nov 2016 9:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Wed 30 Nov 2016 10:00am  EST    
School Reunion Wed 30 Nov 2016 11:00am  EST    
Human Nature Thu 1 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Thu 1 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
Blink Thu 1 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Three (animation) Sat 3 Dec 2016 11:00pm  EST    Premiere
Utopia Mon 5 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Sound of Drums Mon 5 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Mon 5 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 6 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Tue 6 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Tue 6 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Wed 7 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Wed 7 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Wed 7 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 8 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Thu 8 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Thu 8 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Four (animation) Sat 10 Dec 2016 11:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Stolen Earth Mon 12 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
Journey's End Mon 12 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Mon 12 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Mon 12 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
Planet of the Dead Tue 13 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Tue 13 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Tue 13 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Beast Below Wed 14 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Wed 14 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Time of Angels Thu 15 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Thu 15 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Thu 15 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Five (animation) Sat 17 Dec 2016 ~11:00pm  EST    Premiere
Amy's Choice Mon 19 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Hungry Earth Mon 19 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
Cold Blood Mon 19 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
Doctor Who Specials: Episode 4 - City of DeathBBCA App / On-Demand Mon 19 Dec 2016 ~5:00pm  EST    
New Earth Tue 20 Dec 2016 6:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Tue 20 Dec 2016 7:00am  EST    
School Reunion Tue 20 Dec 2016 8:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 20 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Tue 20 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Age of Steel Tue 20 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Tue 20 Dec 2016 12:00pm  EST    
The Impossible Planet Tue 20 Dec 2016 1:00pm  EST    
The Satan Pit Tue 20 Dec 2016 2:00pm  EST    
Love & Monsters Tue 20 Dec 2016 3:00pm  EST    
Fear Her Tue 20 Dec 2016 4:00pm  EST    
Army of Ghosts Tue 20 Dec 2016 5:00pm  EST    
Doomsday Tue 20 Dec 2016 6:00pm  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 20 Dec 2016 7:00pm  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Tue 20 Dec 2016 8:00pm  EST    
The Runaway Bride Tue 20 Dec 2016 9:00pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 20 Dec 2016 10:00pm  EST    
Smith and Jones Tue 20 Dec 2016 11:30pm  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Wed 21 Dec 2016 12:30am  EST    
Gridlock Wed 21 Dec 2016 1:30am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Wed 21 Dec 2016 2:30am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Wed 21 Dec 2016 3:30am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 21 Dec 2016 4:30am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Wed 21 Dec 2016 6:00am  EST    
42 Wed 21 Dec 2016 7:00am  EST    
Human Nature Wed 21 Dec 2016 8:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Wed 21 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
Blink Wed 21 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Wed 21 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
Midnight Wed 21 Dec 2016 12:00pm  EST    
Turn Left Wed 21 Dec 2016 1:00pm  EST    
The Stolen Earth Wed 21 Dec 2016 2:00pm  EST    
Journey's End Wed 21 Dec 2016 3:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Wed 21 Dec 2016 4:00pm  EST    
Planet of the Dead Wed 21 Dec 2016 5:20pm  EST    
The Waters of Mars Wed 21 Dec 2016 6:40pm  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Wed 21 Dec 2016 8:00pm  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Wed 21 Dec 2016 11:00pm  EST    
The Beast Below Thu 22 Dec 2016 12:00am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Thu 22 Dec 2016 1:00am  EST    
The Time of Angels Thu 22 Dec 2016 2:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Thu 22 Dec 2016 3:00am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Thu 22 Dec 2016 4:00am  EST    
Amy's Choice Thu 22 Dec 2016 5:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Thu 22 Dec 2016 6:00am  EST    
The Hungry Earth Thu 22 Dec 2016 7:00am  EST    
Cold Blood Thu 22 Dec 2016 8:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 22 Dec 2016 9:00am  EST    
The Lodger Thu 22 Dec 2016 10:00am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Thu 22 Dec 2016 11:00am  EST    
The Big Bang Thu 22 Dec 2016 12:00pm  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Thu 22 Dec 2016 1:00pm  EST    
Day of the Moon Thu 22 Dec 2016 2:00pm  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Thu 22 Dec 2016 3:00pm  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Thu 22 Dec 2016 4:00pm  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Thu 22 Dec 2016 5:00pm  EST    
The Almost People Thu 22 Dec 2016 6:00pm  EST    


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