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Last updated 21 March 2021

Listing entries including Wednesday 19th July 2017

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Hide Thu 13 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Thu 13 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Thu 13 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Thu 13 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Thu 13 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Thu 13 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Fri 14 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Listen Fri 14 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Fri 14 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Fri 14 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Fri 14 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Fri 14 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day One (TW) Sat 15 Jul 2017 7:10am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Two (TW) Sat 15 Jul 2017 8:30am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Three (TW) Sat 15 Jul 2017 9:50am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Four (TW) Sat 15 Jul 2017 11:10am  EDT    
Children Of Earth: Day Five (TW) Sat 15 Jul 2017 12:35pm  EDT    
Flatline Mon 17 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Mon 17 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Dark Water Mon 17 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Mon 17 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Mon 17 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Tue 18 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Under the Lake Tue 18 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Before The Flood Tue 18 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Tue 18 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Tue 18 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Tue 18 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
New Earth Wed 19 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Wed 19 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Wed 19 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 19 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Wed 19 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Wed 19 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Thu 20 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Thu 20 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Thu 20 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Thu 20 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Thu 20 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Thu 20 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Fri 21 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Fri 21 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Fri 21 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Gridlock Fri 21 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Fri 21 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Fri 21 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Sat 22 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Sat 22 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sat 22 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The End of Time: Part 1 & 2 Sat 22 Jul 2017 9:30am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Sat 22 Jul 2017 12:30pm  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Sat 22 Jul 2017 1:50pm  EDT    
The Snowmen Sat 22 Jul 2017 3:10pm  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Sat 22 Jul 2017 4:30pm  EDT    
Last Christmas Sat 22 Jul 2017 5:50pm  EDT    
The Husbands of River Song Sat 22 Jul 2017 7:10pm  EDT    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Sat 22 Jul 2017 8:30pm  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Mon 24 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
42 Mon 24 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Mon 24 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Mon 24 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Blink Mon 24 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Utopia Mon 24 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Tue 25 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Tue 25 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 25 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Tue 25 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Tue 25 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Tue 25 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Wed 26 Jul 2017 5:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Wed 26 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Wed 26 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Wed 26 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Wed 26 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Wed 26 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Last Christmas Wed 26 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Last Christmas Thu 27 Jul 2017 4:29am  EDT    
Midnight Thu 27 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Thu 27 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Thu 27 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Thu 27 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Thu 27 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Midnight Thu 27 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 28 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Fri 28 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 28 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Fri 28 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 31 Jul 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Mon 31 Jul 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Mon 31 Jul 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Mon 31 Jul 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Mon 31 Jul 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Mon 31 Jul 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Tue 1 Aug 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Tue 1 Aug 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Tue 1 Aug 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Tue 1 Aug 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Tue 1 Aug 2017 10:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Tue 1 Aug 2017 11:00am  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