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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Wednesday 26th September 2018

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Small Worlds (TW) Tue 25 Sep 2018 10:00am  EDT    
Countrycide (TW) Tue 25 Sep 2018 11:00am  EDT    
Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW) Tue 25 Sep 2018 12:00pm  EDT    
Rose Tue 25 Sep 2018 1:00pm  EDT    
The End Of The World Tue 25 Sep 2018 2:00pm  EDT    
The Unquiet Dead Tue 25 Sep 2018 3:00pm  EDT    
Aliens of London Tue 25 Sep 2018 4:00pm  EDT    
World War Three Tue 25 Sep 2018 5:00pm  EDT    
Dalek Tue 25 Sep 2018 6:00pm  EDT    
The Long Game Tue 25 Sep 2018 7:00pm  EDT    
Father's Day Tue 25 Sep 2018 8:00pm  EDT    
The Empty Child Tue 25 Sep 2018 9:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor Dances Tue 25 Sep 2018 10:00pm  EDT    
Boom Town Tue 25 Sep 2018 11:00pm  EDT    
Bad Wolf Wed 26 Sep 2018 12:00am  EDT    
The Parting of the Ways Wed 26 Sep 2018 1:00am  EDT    
They Keep Killing Suzie (TW) Wed 26 Sep 2018 2:00am  EDT    
Random Shoes (TW) Wed 26 Sep 2018 3:00am  EDT    
Out of Time (TW) Wed 26 Sep 2018 4:00am  EDT    
Combat (TW) Wed 26 Sep 2018 5:00am  EDT    
Captain Jack Harkness (TW) Wed 26 Sep 2018 6:00am  EDT    
End of Days (TW) Wed 26 Sep 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Deep Breath Wed 26 Sep 2018 8:00am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Wed 26 Sep 2018 9:45am  EDT    
Robot Of Sherwood Wed 26 Sep 2018 10:50am  EDT    
Listen Wed 26 Sep 2018 11:55am  EDT    
Time Heist Wed 26 Sep 2018 1:00pm  EDT    
The Caretaker Wed 26 Sep 2018 2:00pm  EDT    
Kill The Moon Wed 26 Sep 2018 3:00pm  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Wed 26 Sep 2018 4:00pm  EDT    
Flatline Wed 26 Sep 2018 5:00pm  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Wed 26 Sep 2018 6:00pm  EDT    
Dark Water Wed 26 Sep 2018 7:00pm  EDT    
Death in Heaven Wed 26 Sep 2018 8:00pm  EDT    
Last Christmas Wed 26 Sep 2018 9:15pm  EDT    
Deep Breath Wed 26 Sep 2018 10:40pm  EDT    
Listen Thu 27 Sep 2018 12:25am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Thu 27 Sep 2018 1:30am  EDT    
Dark Water Thu 27 Sep 2018 2:30am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Thu 27 Sep 2018 3:30am  EDT    
Last Christmas Thu 27 Sep 2018 4:30am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Thu 27 Sep 2018 6:00am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Thu 27 Sep 2018 7:05am  EDT    
The Magician's Apprentice Thu 27 Sep 2018 8:10am  EDT    
The Witch's Familiar Thu 27 Sep 2018 9:15am  EDT    
Under the Lake Thu 27 Sep 2018 10:20am  EDT    
Before The Flood Thu 27 Sep 2018 11:20am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Thu 27 Sep 2018 12:20pm  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Thu 27 Sep 2018 1:25pm  EDT    
The Zygon Invasion Thu 27 Sep 2018 2:30pm  EDT    
The Zygon Inversion Thu 27 Sep 2018 3:35pm  EDT    
Sleep No More Thu 27 Sep 2018 4:40pm  EDT    
Face The Raven Thu 27 Sep 2018 5:45pm  EDT    
Heaven Sent Thu 27 Sep 2018 6:50pm  EDT    
Hell Bent Thu 27 Sep 2018 8:00pm  EDT    
The Husbands of River Song Thu 27 Sep 2018 9:30pm  EDT    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Thu 27 Sep 2018 10:50pm  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Fri 28 Sep 2018 12:15am  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Fri 28 Sep 2018 1:15am  EDT    
Face The Raven Fri 28 Sep 2018 2:20am  EDT    
The Husbands of River Song Fri 28 Sep 2018 3:20am  EDT    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Fri 28 Sep 2018 4:35am  EDT    
Sleep No More Fri 28 Sep 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Heaven Sent Fri 28 Sep 2018 7:05am  EDT    
Hell Bent Fri 28 Sep 2018 8:10am  EDT    
The Pilot Fri 28 Sep 2018 9:35am  EDT    
Smile Fri 28 Sep 2018 10:45am  EDT    
Thin Ice Fri 28 Sep 2018 11:50am  EDT    
Knock Knock Fri 28 Sep 2018 12:50pm  EDT    
Oxygen Fri 28 Sep 2018 1:50pm  EDT    
Extremis Fri 28 Sep 2018 2:50pm  EDT    
The Pyramid At The End Of The World Fri 28 Sep 2018 3:55pm  EDT    
The Lie Of The Land Fri 28 Sep 2018 5:00pm  EDT    
Empress Of Mars Fri 28 Sep 2018 6:00pm  EDT    
The Eaters of Light Fri 28 Sep 2018 7:00pm  EDT    
World Enough And Time Fri 28 Sep 2018 8:00pm  EDT    
The Doctor Falls Fri 28 Sep 2018 9:00pm  EDT    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Fri 28 Sep 2018 10:25pm  EDT    
The Pilot Fri 28 Sep 2018 11:50pm  EDT    
Smile Sat 29 Sep 2018 1:00am  EDT    
Thin Ice Sat 29 Sep 2018 2:00am  EDT    
Knock Knock Sat 29 Sep 2018 3:00am  EDT    
Oxygen Sat 29 Sep 2018 4:00am  EDT    
Extremis Sat 29 Sep 2018 5:00am  EDT    
The Lie Of The Land Sat 29 Sep 2018 7:00am  EDT    
The Christmas Invasion Sat 29 Sep 2018 8:00am  EDT    
New Earth Sat 29 Sep 2018 9:00am  EDT    
Tooth and Claw Sat 29 Sep 2018 10:00am  EDT    
School Reunion Sat 29 Sep 2018 11:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Sat 29 Sep 2018 12:00pm  EDT    
Rise of the Cybermen Sat 29 Sep 2018 1:00pm  EDT    
The Age of Steel Sat 29 Sep 2018 2:00pm  EDT    
The Idiot's Lantern Sat 29 Sep 2018 3:00pm  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Sat 29 Sep 2018 4:00pm  EDT    
The Satan Pit Sat 29 Sep 2018 5:00pm  EDT    
Love & Monsters Sat 29 Sep 2018 6:00pm  EDT    
Fear Her Sat 29 Sep 2018 7:00pm  EDT    
Army of Ghosts Sat 29 Sep 2018 8:00pm  EDT    
Doomsday Sat 29 Sep 2018 9:00pm  EDT    
The Runaway Bride Sat 29 Sep 2018 10:00pm  EDT    


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