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Last updated 04 April 2020

Listing entries including Friday 15th September 2017

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Silence in the Library Thu 24 Aug 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Thu 24 Aug 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Midnight Thu 24 Aug 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Turn Left Thu 24 Aug 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Thu 24 Aug 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Fri 25 Aug 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Fri 25 Aug 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Fri 25 Aug 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 25 Aug 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 25 Aug 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Fri 25 Aug 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Mon 28 Aug 2017 5:00am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 28 Aug 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Mon 28 Aug 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Mon 28 Aug 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Vampires of Venice Mon 28 Aug 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Amy's Choice Mon 28 Aug 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Hungry Earth Mon 28 Aug 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Cold Blood Tue 29 Aug 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Tue 29 Aug 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Lodger Tue 29 Aug 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Tue 29 Aug 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Tue 29 Aug 2017 10:00am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Tue 29 Aug 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Wed 30 Aug 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Wed 30 Aug 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Curse of the Black Spot Wed 30 Aug 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Wed 30 Aug 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Wed 30 Aug 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Wed 30 Aug 2017 11:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Thu 31 Aug 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Thu 31 Aug 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Thu 31 Aug 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Thu 31 Aug 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Thu 31 Aug 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Closing Time Thu 31 Aug 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Wedding of River Song Fri 1 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Fri 1 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Asylum of the Daleks Fri 1 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Fri 1 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
A Town Called Mercy Fri 1 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Power Of Three Fri 1 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Angels Take Manhattan Tue 5 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Snowmen Tue 5 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Bells of Saint John Tue 5 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Tue 5 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Cold War Tue 5 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Hide Tue 5 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Wed 6 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Wed 6 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Wed 6 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Wed 6 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Wed 6 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Wed 6 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Listen Thu 7 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Time Heist Thu 7 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Thu 7 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Thu 7 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Thu 7 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Flatline Thu 7 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Deep Breath Fri 8 Sep 2017 4:30am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Mon 11 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Dark Water Mon 11 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Mon 11 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Mon 11 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Mon 11 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Under the Lake Mon 11 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Before The Flood Tue 12 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Tue 12 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Tue 12 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Tue 12 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Inversion Tue 12 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Sleep No More Tue 12 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Wed 13 Sep 2017 4:30am  EDT    
Face The Raven Wed 13 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Pilot Wed 13 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Smile Wed 13 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Thin Ice Wed 13 Sep 2017 9:05am  EDT    
Knock Knock Wed 13 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Oxygen Wed 13 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Oxygen Thu 14 Sep 2017 5:00am  EDT    
Extremis Thu 14 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Pyramid At The End Of The World Thu 14 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Lie Of The Land Thu 14 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Empress Of Mars Thu 14 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Eaters of Light Thu 14 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
World Enough And Time Thu 14 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
New Earth Fri 15 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Fri 15 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Fri 15 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Fri 15 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Fri 15 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Fri 15 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Mon 18 Sep 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Mon 18 Sep 2017 7:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Mon 18 Sep 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Mon 18 Sep 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Mon 18 Sep 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Mon 18 Sep 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Tue 19 Sep 2017 6:00am  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