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Last updated 01 September 2020

Listing entries including Tuesday 20th March 2018


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Night Terrors Thu 15 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Girl Who Waited Thu 15 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
The God Complex Thu 15 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
Deep Breath Mon 19 Feb 2018 4:30am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Tue 20 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Tue 20 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Tue 20 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Power Of Three Wed 21 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Wed 21 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Wed 21 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Bells of Saint John Thu 22 Feb 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Rings of Akhaten Thu 22 Feb 2018 7:00am  EST    
Cold War Thu 22 Feb 2018 8:00am  EST    
Time Heist Mon 5 Mar 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Caretaker Mon 5 Mar 2018 7:00am  EST    
Kill The Moon Mon 5 Mar 2018 8:00am  EST    
Mummy On The Orient Express Tue 6 Mar 2018 6:00am  EST    
Flatline Tue 6 Mar 2018 7:00am  EST    
In The Forest Of The Night Tue 6 Mar 2018 8:00am  EST    
Death in Heaven Wed 7 Mar 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Magician's Apprentice Wed 7 Mar 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Witch's Familiar Wed 7 Mar 2018 8:00am  EST    
Under the Lake Thu 8 Mar 2018 6:00am  EST    
Before The Flood Thu 8 Mar 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Girl Who Died Thu 8 Mar 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Woman Who Lived Mon 12 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Mon 12 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
The Zygon Inversion Mon 12 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
Sleep No More Tue 13 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Face The Raven Tue 13 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Heaven Sent Tue 13 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Pilot Wed 14 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Smile Wed 14 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Thin Ice Wed 14 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
Knock Knock Thu 15 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Oxygen Thu 15 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Extremis Thu 15 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Pyramid At The End Of The World Mon 19 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
The Lie Of The Land Mon 19 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Empress Of Mars Mon 19 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Eaters of Light Tue 20 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
World Enough And Time Tue 20 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Tue 20 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
New Earth Wed 21 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Wed 21 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Wed 21 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Thu 22 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Thu 22 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
The Age of Steel Thu 22 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Mon 26 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Mon 26 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Mon 26 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Tue 27 Mar 2018 5:00am  EDT    
Love & Monsters Tue 27 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Fear Her Tue 27 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Tue 27 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Wed 28 Mar 2018 5:00am  EDT    
Doomsday Wed 28 Mar 2018 6:00am  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Wed 28 Mar 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Wed 28 Mar 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Lazarus Experiment Tue 3 Apr 2018 6:00am  EDT    
42 Tue 3 Apr 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Human Nature Tue 3 Apr 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Wed 4 Apr 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Blink Wed 4 Apr 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Utopia Wed 4 Apr 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Tue 10 Apr 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Last of the Time Lords Tue 10 Apr 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 10 Apr 2018 8:00am  EDT    
Partners in Crime Wed 11 Apr 2018 6:00am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Wed 11 Apr 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Wed 11 Apr 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Tue 17 Apr 2018 6:00am  EDT    
The Poison Sky Tue 17 Apr 2018 7:00am  EDT    
The Doctor's Daughter Tue 17 Apr 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Unicorn and the Wasp Wed 18 Apr 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Wed 18 Apr 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Wed 18 Apr 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Thu 19 Jul 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Blink Thu 19 Jul 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Midnight Thu 19 Jul 2018 8:00am  EDT    
The Stolen Earth Thu 19 Jul 2018 9:00am  EDT    
Journey's End Thu 19 Jul 2018 10:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Thu 19 Jul 2018 11:00am  EDT    
Vincent and the Doctor Thu 19 Jul 2018 12:00pm  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Thu 19 Jul 2018 1:00pm  EDT    
Heaven Sent Thu 19 Jul 2018 2:40pm  EDT    
Hell Bent Thu 19 Jul 2018 4:00pm  EDT    
The Husbands of River Song Thu 19 Jul 2018 5:15pm  EDT    
Twice Upon A Time Thu 19 Jul 2018 6:35pm  EDT    
Shada: Doctor Who: The Lost Episode Thu 19 Jul 2018 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
The Day of The Doctor Thu 19 Jul 2018 11:00pm  EDT    
Heaven Sent Fri 20 Jul 2018 12:40am  EDT    
Hell Bent Fri 20 Jul 2018 1:55am  EDT    
The Husbands of River Song Fri 20 Jul 2018 3:15am  EDT    
Twice Upon A Time Fri 20 Jul 2018 4:35am  EDT    
Everything Changes (TW) Tue 25 Sep 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Day One (TW) Tue 25 Sep 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Ghost Machine (TW) Tue 25 Sep 2018 8:00am  EDT    
Cyberwoman (TW) Tue 25 Sep 2018 9:00am  EDT    

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