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Last updated 21 March 2021

Listing entries including Friday 19th May 2017


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
A Good Man Goes to War Thu 4 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Thu 4 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Thu 4 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Thu 4 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Thin Ice Sat 6 May 2017 8:00pm  EDT    
Knock Knock Sat 6 May 2017 9:00pm  EDT  0.62m  29Premiere
Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Class) Sat 6 May 2017 10:00pm  EDT  0.26m  119Premiere
Knock Knock Sun 7 May 2017 12:00am  EDT    
Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Class) Sun 7 May 2017 1:00am  EDT    
Thin Ice Sun 7 May 2017 2:00am  EDT    
Knock Knock Sun 7 May 2017 3:00am  EDT    
New Earth Sun 7 May 2017 4:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Sun 7 May 2017 5:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Mon 8 May 2017 5:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Mon 8 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Mon 8 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Mon 8 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Mon 8 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Mon 8 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Mon 8 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Tue 9 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Tue 9 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Tue 9 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Tue 9 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Tue 9 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Tue 9 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Cold War Wed 10 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Hide Wed 10 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Wed 10 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Wed 10 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Wed 10 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Wed 10 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Thu 11 May 2017 5:00am  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Thu 11 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Thu 11 May 2017 7:45am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Thu 11 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Thu 11 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Listen Thu 11 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Fri 12 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Fri 12 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Fri 12 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Fri 12 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Fri 12 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Fri 12 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Knock Knock Sat 13 May 2017 8:00pm  EDT    
Oxygen Sat 13 May 2017 9:00pm  EDT  0.54m  44Premiere
Brave-ish Heart (Class) Sat 13 May 2017 10:00pm  EDT  0.20m  139Premiere
Oxygen Sun 14 May 2017 12:00am  EDT    
Brave-ish Heart (Class) Sun 14 May 2017 1:00am  EDT    
Knock Knock Sun 14 May 2017 2:04am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Mon 15 May 2017 4:00am  EDT    
Flatline Mon 15 May 2017 5:00am  EDT    
Listen Mon 15 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Mon 15 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Mon 15 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Mon 15 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Mon 15 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Flatline Mon 15 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Tue 16 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Dark Water Tue 16 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Tue 16 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Tue 16 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Tue 16 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Under the Lake Tue 16 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Before The Flood Wed 17 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Wed 17 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Wed 17 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Wed 17 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Inversion Wed 17 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Sleep No More Wed 17 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Hell Bent Thu 18 May 2017 4:30am  EDT    
Sleep No More Thu 18 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Face The Raven Thu 18 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Heaven Sent Thu 18 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Hell Bent Thu 18 May 2017 9:15am  EDT    
The Husbands of River Song Thu 18 May 2017 10:40am  EDT    
The Eleventh Doctor (Factual) Fri 19 May 2017 5:30am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Fri 19 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Fri 19 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Fri 19 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Fri 19 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Fri 19 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Fri 19 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Oxygen Sat 20 May 2017 8:00pm  EDT    
Extremis Sat 20 May 2017 9:00pm  EDT  0.56m  56Premiere
Detained (Class) Sat 20 May 2017 10:05pm  EDT  0.20m  Premiere
Extremis Sun 21 May 2017 12:00am  EDT    
Detained (Class) Sun 21 May 2017 1:05am  EDT    
Oxygen Sun 21 May 2017 2:04am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Mon 22 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
New Earth Mon 22 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Mon 22 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Mon 22 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Mon 22 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Mon 22 May 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Tue 23 May 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Tue 23 May 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Tue 23 May 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Tue 23 May 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Tue 23 May 2017 10:00am  EDT    

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