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Listing entries including Tuesday 21st November 2017

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Fires of Pompeii Fri 10 Nov 2017 12:00pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Sat 11 Nov 2017 4:30am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Mon 13 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Mon 13 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Mon 13 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Tue 14 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Tue 14 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Tue 14 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Wed 15 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Wed 15 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
Midnight Wed 15 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
Turn Left Thu 16 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Thu 16 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
Journey's End Thu 16 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Fri 17 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
Planet of the Dead Fri 17 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Fri 17 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 17 Nov 2017 12:00pm  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Mon 20 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Tue 21 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Beast Below Tue 21 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Tue 21 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Time of Angels Mon 27 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Mon 27 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Mon 27 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
Amy's Choice Tue 28 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Hungry Earth Tue 28 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
Cold Blood Tue 28 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Wed 29 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Lodger Wed 29 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Wed 29 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Big Bang Thu 30 Nov 2017 9:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Thu 30 Nov 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Thu 30 Nov 2017 11:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Fri 1 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Fri 1 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Fri 1 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Fri 1 Dec 2017 12:00pm  EST    
The Almost People Mon 4 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Mon 4 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Mon 4 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
Night Terrors Tue 5 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Tue 5 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
The God Complex Tue 5 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
Closing Time Wed 6 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Wed 6 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Wed 6 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Thu 7 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Thu 7 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Thu 7 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Power Of Three Fri 8 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Fri 8 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Fri 8 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Bells of Saint John Fri 8 Dec 2017 12:00pm  EST    
The Rings of Akhaten Mon 11 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
Cold War Mon 11 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
Hide Mon 11 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Tue 12 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
The Crimson Horror Tue 12 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
Nightmare in Silver Tue 12 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
The Name of the Doctor Wed 13 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
Into the Dalek Wed 13 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
Robot Of Sherwood Wed 13 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
Listen Thu 14 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
Time Heist Thu 14 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Caretaker Thu 14 Dec 2017 11:00am  EST    
Kill The Moon Fri 15 Dec 2017 9:00am  EST    
Mummy On The Orient Express Fri 15 Dec 2017 10:00am  EST    
The Big Bang Tue 19 Dec 2017 7:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Tue 19 Dec 2017 8:05am  EST    
The Doctor Falls Tue 19 Dec 2017 9:10am  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Tue 19 Dec 2017 10:35am  EST    
Silence in the Library Tue 19 Dec 2017 11:35am  EST    
School Reunion Tue 19 Dec 2017 12:35pm  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Tue 19 Dec 2017 1:40pm  EST    
Turn Left Tue 19 Dec 2017 2:45pm  EST    
Blink Tue 19 Dec 2017 3:50pm  EST    
Face The Raven Tue 19 Dec 2017 4:50pm  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 19 Dec 2017 5:55pm  EST    
Journey's End Tue 19 Dec 2017 7:00pm  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Tue 19 Dec 2017 8:05pm  EST    
Partners in Crime Tue 19 Dec 2017 9:10pm  EST    
Doomsday Tue 19 Dec 2017 10:15pm  EST    
Turn Left Tue 19 Dec 2017 11:20pm  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Wed 20 Dec 2017 12:25am  EST    
[unknown episode] Wed 20 Dec 2017 1:30am  EST    
New Earth Wed 20 Dec 2017 2:55am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Wed 20 Dec 2017 3:55am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 20 Dec 2017 5:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Wed 20 Dec 2017 6:00am  EST    
The Age of Steel Wed 20 Dec 2017 7:05am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Wed 20 Dec 2017 8:10am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Wed 20 Dec 2017 9:15am  EST    
The Satan Pit Wed 20 Dec 2017 10:20am  EST    
Love & Monsters Wed 20 Dec 2017 11:25am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Wed 20 Dec 2017 12:30pm  EST    
Doomsday Wed 20 Dec 2017 1:30pm  EST    
Smith and Jones Wed 20 Dec 2017 2:35pm  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Wed 20 Dec 2017 3:40pm  EST    
Gridlock Wed 20 Dec 2017 4:45pm  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