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Last updated 04 April 2020

Listing entries including Tuesday 31st October 2017


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Nightmare in Silver Tue 17 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Caretaker Tue 17 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Tue 17 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Tue 17 Oct 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
Flatline Tue 17 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Wed 18 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Dark Water Wed 18 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Wed 18 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Wed 18 Oct 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Wed 18 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
Under the Lake Thu 19 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Before The Flood Thu 19 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Thu 19 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Thu 19 Oct 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Thu 19 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Fri 20 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Inversion Fri 20 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Sleep No More Fri 20 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Mon 23 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Mon 23 Oct 2017 10:30am  EDT    
The Pilot Mon 23 Oct 2017 11:50am  EDT    
Smile Mon 23 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
Thin Ice Tue 24 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Knock Knock Tue 24 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Oxygen Tue 24 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Extremis Tue 24 Oct 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
The Pyramid At The End Of The World Tue 24 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
The Pyramid At The End Of The World Wed 25 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Lie Of The Land Wed 25 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Empress Of Mars Wed 25 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Eaters of Light Wed 25 Oct 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
World Enough And Time Wed 25 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Thu 26 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
New Earth Thu 26 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Thu 26 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Thu 26 Oct 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Thu 26 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Fri 27 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
New Earth Fri 27 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Fri 27 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Sun 29 Oct 2017 6:00am  EDT    
Hide Sun 29 Oct 2017 7:00am  EDT    
Listen Sun 29 Oct 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Sun 29 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Midnight Sun 29 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Sun 29 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Sun 29 Oct 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
Knock Knock Sun 29 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
Oxygen Sun 29 Oct 2017 2:00pm  EDT    
Blink Sun 29 Oct 2017 3:00pm  EDT    
Blink Mon 30 Oct 2017 1:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Mon 30 Oct 2017 2:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Mon 30 Oct 2017 3:00am  EDT    
Knock Knock Mon 30 Oct 2017 4:00am  EDT    
Oxygen Mon 30 Oct 2017 5:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Mon 30 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Mon 30 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Mon 30 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Tue 31 Oct 2017 6:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Tue 31 Oct 2017 7:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Tue 31 Oct 2017 8:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Tue 31 Oct 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Tue 31 Oct 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 31 Oct 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Midnight Tue 31 Oct 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
Listen Tue 31 Oct 2017 1:00pm  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Tue 31 Oct 2017 2:00pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Tue 31 Oct 2017 3:00pm  EDT    
Knock Knock Tue 31 Oct 2017 4:00pm  EDT    
Oxygen Tue 31 Oct 2017 5:00pm  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Wed 1 Nov 2017 1:00am  EDT    
The Almost People Wed 1 Nov 2017 2:00am  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Wed 1 Nov 2017 3:00am  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Wed 1 Nov 2017 4:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Wed 1 Nov 2017 5:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Wed 1 Nov 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Wed 1 Nov 2017 10:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 1 Nov 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Thu 2 Nov 2017 9:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Thu 2 Nov 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Thu 2 Nov 2017 11:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Fri 3 Nov 2017 9:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Fri 3 Nov 2017 10:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Fri 3 Nov 2017 11:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Fri 3 Nov 2017 12:00pm  EDT    
Smith and Jones Mon 6 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Mon 6 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
Gridlock Mon 6 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Tue 7 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Tue 7 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Tue 7 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
42 Wed 8 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
Human Nature Wed 8 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Wed 8 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
Blink Thu 9 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
Utopia Thu 9 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Sound of Drums Thu 9 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Fri 10 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 10 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Fri 10 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    

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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