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Last updated 21 March 2020

Listing entries including Monday 5th February 2018


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Pyramid At The End Of The World Mon 25 Dec 2017 2:20pm  EST    
The Lie Of The Land Mon 25 Dec 2017 3:25pm  EST    
Empress Of Mars Mon 25 Dec 2017 4:25pm  EST    
The Eaters of Light Mon 25 Dec 2017 5:25pm  EST    
World Enough And Time Mon 25 Dec 2017 6:25pm  EST    
The Doctor Falls Mon 25 Dec 2017 7:30pm  EST    
Twice Upon A Time Mon 25 Dec 2017 9:00pm  EST  1.15m  17Premiere
Farewell To Peter Capaldi (Factual) Mon 25 Dec 2017 10:26pm  EST  0.86m  27Premiere
The Day of The Doctor Mon 25 Dec 2017 11:00pm  EST    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Tue 26 Dec 2017 12:40am  EST    
Farewell To Peter Capaldi (Factual) Tue 26 Dec 2017 2:06am  EST    
Last Christmas Tue 26 Dec 2017 2:40am  EST    
School Reunion Tue 26 Dec 2017 5:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 26 Dec 2017 6:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Tue 26 Dec 2017 7:05am  EST    
The Satan Pit Tue 26 Dec 2017 8:10am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Tue 26 Dec 2017 9:15am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Tue 26 Dec 2017 10:20am  EST    
42 Tue 26 Dec 2017 11:25am  EST    
Human Nature Tue 26 Dec 2017 12:30pm  EST    
The Family of Blood Tue 26 Dec 2017 1:35pm  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Tue 26 Dec 2017 2:35pm  EST    
Midnight Tue 26 Dec 2017 3:40pm  EST    
The Stolen Earth Tue 26 Dec 2017 4:45pm  EST    
Journey's End Tue 26 Dec 2017 5:50pm  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Tue 26 Dec 2017 6:55pm  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Tue 26 Dec 2017 8:00pm  EST    
The Big Bang Tue 26 Dec 2017 9:05pm  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Tue 26 Dec 2017 10:10pm  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Tue 26 Dec 2017 11:15pm  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Wed 27 Dec 2017 12:15am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Wed 27 Dec 2017 1:15am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Wed 27 Dec 2017 2:20am  EST    
Cold War Wed 27 Dec 2017 3:25am  EST    
The Name of the Doctor Wed 27 Dec 2017 4:30am  EST    
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest: The World Tour (Factual) Wed 27 Dec 2017 5:35am  EST    
New Earth Tue 2 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Tue 2 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
School Reunion Tue 2 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 3 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Wed 3 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Age of Steel Wed 3 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Thu 4 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Thu 4 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Satan Pit Thu 4 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
Love & Monsters Mon 8 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
Fear Her Mon 8 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Mon 8 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
Doomsday Tue 9 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Tue 9 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
Smith and Jones Tue 9 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Wed 10 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
Gridlock Wed 10 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Wed 10 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Thu 11 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Thu 11 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
42 Thu 11 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
Human Nature Mon 22 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Mon 22 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
Blink Mon 22 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
Utopia Tue 23 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Sound of Drums Tue 23 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Tue 23 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 24 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Wed 24 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Fires of Pompeii Wed 24 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Thu 25 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 25 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Poison Sky Thu 25 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Daughter Mon 29 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Mon 29 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
Silence in the Library Mon 29 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
Forest of the Dead Tue 30 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
Midnight Tue 30 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
Turn Left Tue 30 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Stolen Earth Wed 31 Jan 2018 6:00am  EST    
Journey's End Wed 31 Jan 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Wed 31 Jan 2018 8:00am  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Thu 1 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Mon 5 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Beast Below Mon 5 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Mon 5 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Time of Angels Tue 6 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Tue 6 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Tue 6 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
Amy's Choice Wed 7 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Hungry Earth Wed 7 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
Cold Blood Wed 7 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 8 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Lodger Thu 8 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Thu 8 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Mon 12 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Mon 12 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Mon 12 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Curse of the Black Spot Tue 13 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Tue 13 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Tue 13 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Almost People Wed 14 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Wed 14 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
Let's Kill Hitler Wed 14 Feb 2018 8:00am  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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