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Last updated 21 March 2021

Listing entries including Sunday 24th December 2017

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Daleks in Manhattan Wed 20 Dec 2017 5:50pm  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Wed 20 Dec 2017 6:55pm  EST    
Blink Wed 20 Dec 2017 8:00pm  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Wed 20 Dec 2017 9:00pm  EST    
The Runaway Bride Wed 20 Dec 2017 10:05pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 20 Dec 2017 11:10pm  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Thu 21 Dec 2017 12:45am  EST    
Utopia Thu 21 Dec 2017 1:45am  EST    
The Sound of Drums Thu 21 Dec 2017 2:50am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Thu 21 Dec 2017 3:55am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Thu 21 Dec 2017 5:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Thu 21 Dec 2017 6:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Thu 21 Dec 2017 7:05am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Thu 21 Dec 2017 8:10am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 21 Dec 2017 9:15am  EST    
The Poison Sky Thu 21 Dec 2017 10:20am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Thu 21 Dec 2017 11:25am  EST    
Midnight Thu 21 Dec 2017 12:30pm  EST    
The Stolen Earth Thu 21 Dec 2017 1:35pm  EST    
Journey's End Thu 21 Dec 2017 2:40pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Thu 21 Dec 2017 3:45pm  EST    
Planet of the Dead Thu 21 Dec 2017 5:10pm  EST    
The Waters of Mars Thu 21 Dec 2017 6:35pm  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Thu 21 Dec 2017 8:00pm  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Thu 21 Dec 2017 11:00pm  EST    
The Beast Below Fri 22 Dec 2017 12:00am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Fri 22 Dec 2017 1:00am  EST    
The Time of Angels Fri 22 Dec 2017 2:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Fri 22 Dec 2017 3:00am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Fri 22 Dec 2017 4:00am  EST    
Amy's Choice Fri 22 Dec 2017 5:00am  EST    
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest: The World Tour (Factual) Fri 22 Dec 2017 6:00am  EST    
The Hungry Earth Fri 22 Dec 2017 6:30am  EST    
Cold Blood Fri 22 Dec 2017 7:30am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Fri 22 Dec 2017 8:30am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 22 Dec 2017 9:30am  EST    
The Big Bang Fri 22 Dec 2017 10:30am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Fri 22 Dec 2017 11:35am  EST    
Day of the Moon Fri 22 Dec 2017 12:35pm  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Fri 22 Dec 2017 1:40pm  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Fri 22 Dec 2017 2:45pm  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Fri 22 Dec 2017 3:50pm  EST    
The Almost People Fri 22 Dec 2017 4:50pm  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Fri 22 Dec 2017 5:55pm  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Fri 22 Dec 2017 7:00pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Fri 22 Dec 2017 8:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Fri 22 Dec 2017 9:20pm  ESTUNCONFIRMED
The Day of The Doctor Fri 22 Dec 2017 10:40pm  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 23 Dec 2017 12:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Sat 23 Dec 2017 1:00am  EST    
Night Terrors Sat 23 Dec 2017 2:00am  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Sat 23 Dec 2017 3:00am  EST    
The God Complex Sat 23 Dec 2017 4:00am  EST    
Closing Time Sat 23 Dec 2017 5:00am  EST    
The Wedding of River Song Sat 23 Dec 2017 6:00am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Sat 23 Dec 2017 7:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sat 23 Dec 2017 8:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Sat 23 Dec 2017 12:00pm  EST    
The Bells of Saint John Sat 23 Dec 2017 1:25pm  EST    
Hide Sat 23 Dec 2017 2:30pm  EST    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sat 23 Dec 2017 3:35pm  EST    
The Crimson Horror Sat 23 Dec 2017 4:40pm  EST    
Nightmare in Silver Sat 23 Dec 2017 5:45pm  EST    
The Name of the Doctor Sat 23 Dec 2017 6:50pm  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Sat 23 Dec 2017 7:55pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Sat 23 Dec 2017 9:40pm  EST    
Deep Breath Sat 23 Dec 2017 11:00pm  EST    
Into the Dalek Sun 24 Dec 2017 12:40am  EST    
Robot Of Sherwood Sun 24 Dec 2017 1:45am  EST    
Listen Sun 24 Dec 2017 2:50am  EST    
Time Heist Sun 24 Dec 2017 3:55am  EST    
The Caretaker Sun 24 Dec 2017 5:00am  EST    
In The Forest Of The Night Sun 24 Dec 2017 6:00am  EST    
Dark Water Sun 24 Dec 2017 7:00am  EST    
Death in Heaven Sun 24 Dec 2017 8:05am  EST    
The Magician's Apprentice Sun 24 Dec 2017 9:20am  EST    
The Witch's Familiar Sun 24 Dec 2017 10:25am  EST    
Under the Lake Sun 24 Dec 2017 11:30am  EST    
Before The Flood Sun 24 Dec 2017 12:30pm  EST    
The Girl Who Died Sun 24 Dec 2017 1:30pm  EST    
The Woman Who Lived Sun 24 Dec 2017 2:35pm  EST    
The Zygon Invasion Sun 24 Dec 2017 3:40pm  EST    
The Zygon Inversion Sun 24 Dec 2017 4:45pm  EST    
Sleep No More Sun 24 Dec 2017 5:50pm  EST    
Face The Raven Sun 24 Dec 2017 6:55pm  EST    
Last Christmas Sun 24 Dec 2017 8:00pm  EST    
The Husbands of River Song Sun 24 Dec 2017 9:20pm  EST    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Sun 24 Dec 2017 10:40pm  EST    
Heaven Sent Mon 25 Dec 2017 12:05am  EST    
Hell Bent Mon 25 Dec 2017 1:10am  EST    
The Girl Who Died Mon 25 Dec 2017 2:30am  EST    
The Woman Who Lived Mon 25 Dec 2017 3:30am  EST    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Mon 25 Dec 2017 4:30am  EST    
An Adventure In Space And Time (Misc) Mon 25 Dec 2017 6:00am  EST    
The Pilot Mon 25 Dec 2017 8:00am  EST    
Smile Mon 25 Dec 2017 9:10am  EST    
Thin Ice Mon 25 Dec 2017 10:15am  EST    
Knock Knock Mon 25 Dec 2017 11:15am  EST    
Oxygen Mon 25 Dec 2017 12:15pm  EST    
Extremis Mon 25 Dec 2017 1:15pm  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