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Last updated 31 May 2020

Listing entries including Sunday 9th December 2018


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Voyage of the Damned Wed 24 Oct 2018 2:30am  EDT    
Rosa Thu 25 Oct 2018 10:00pm  EDT    
Rosa Fri 26 Oct 2018 2:10am  EDT    
Last Christmas Fri 26 Oct 2018 3:20am  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Fri 26 Oct 2018 4:40am  EDT    
The Husbands of River Song Sun 28 Oct 2018 4:45am  EDT    
Arachnids In The UK Sun 28 Oct 2018 8:00pm  EDT  0.90m  13Premiere
Arachnids In The UK Mon 29 Oct 2018 1:10am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Mon 29 Oct 2018 2:20am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Mon 29 Oct 2018 3:40am  EDT    
The Fires of Pompeii Mon 29 Oct 2018 5:00am  EDT    
The God Complex Mon 29 Oct 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Hide Mon 29 Oct 2018 7:00am  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Mon 29 Oct 2018 8:00am  EDT    
Silence in the Library Tue 30 Oct 2018 4:00am  EDT    
Midnight Tue 30 Oct 2018 5:00am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Tue 30 Oct 2018 6:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Tue 30 Oct 2018 7:00am  EDT    
The Girl Who Waited Wed 31 Oct 2018 4:00am  EDT    
Knock Knock Wed 31 Oct 2018 5:00am  EDT    
Arachnids In The UK Sat 3 Nov 2018 10:00pm  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sat 3 Nov 2018 11:10pm  EDT    
Arachnids In The UK Sun 4 Nov 2018 12:50am  EDT    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Sun 4 Nov 2018 8:00pm  EST  0.69m  30Premiere
The Tsuranga Conundrum Mon 5 Nov 2018 3:10am  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Mon 5 Nov 2018 4:21am  EST    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Tue 6 Nov 2018 10:00pm  EST    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Wed 7 Nov 2018 1:10am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Wed 7 Nov 2018 2:21am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Wed 7 Nov 2018 3:40am  EST    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Sat 10 Nov 2018 10:55pm  EST    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Sun 11 Nov 2018 2:35am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Sun 11 Nov 2018 3:45am  EST    
Army of Ghosts Sun 11 Nov 2018 5:00am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sun 11 Nov 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Ghost Monument Sun 11 Nov 2018 9:30am  EST    
Rosa Sun 11 Nov 2018 10:35am  EST    
Arachnids In The UK Sun 11 Nov 2018 11:45am  EST    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Sun 11 Nov 2018 12:50pm  EST    
Demons Of The Punjab Sun 11 Nov 2018 8:00pm  EST  0.71m  42Premiere
Demons Of The Punjab Mon 12 Nov 2018 1:10am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Mon 12 Nov 2018 2:20am  EST    
The Ghost Monument Mon 12 Nov 2018 3:50am  EST    
Arachnids In The UK Mon 12 Nov 2018 4:55am  EST    
Demons Of The Punjab Sat 17 Nov 2018 10:55pm  EST    
Demons Of The Punjab Sun 18 Nov 2018 2:05am  EST    
The Snowmen Sun 18 Nov 2018 3:15am  EST    
Kerblam! Sun 18 Nov 2018 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
Kerblam! Mon 19 Nov 2018 12:10am  EST    
Kerblam! Tue 20 Nov 2018 10:30pm  EST    
Kerblam! Wed 21 Nov 2018 2:10am  EST    
The Next Doctor Wed 21 Nov 2018 3:20am  EST    
Planet of the Dead Wed 21 Nov 2018 4:40am  EST    
The Witchfinders Sun 25 Nov 2018 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Witchfinders Mon 26 Nov 2018 2:40am  EST    
The Magician's Apprentice Mon 26 Nov 2018 3:50am  EST    
The Witch's Familiar Mon 26 Nov 2018 4:55am  EST    
The Witchfinders Sat 1 Dec 2018 10:50pm  EST    
The Witchfinders Sun 2 Dec 2018 4:50am  EST    
It Takes You Away Sun 2 Dec 2018 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
It Takes You Away Mon 3 Dec 2018 3:10am  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Mon 3 Dec 2018 4:20am  EST    
It Takes You Away Tue 4 Dec 2018 10:00pm  EST    
It Takes You Away Wed 5 Dec 2018 3:40am  EST    
The Ghost Monument Wed 5 Dec 2018 4:50am  EST    
It Takes You Away Sat 8 Dec 2018 10:50pm  EST    
It Takes You Away Sun 9 Dec 2018 4:50am  EST    
cancelled Series 11 repeat run (episodes 1-9) Sun 9 Dec 2018 9:30am  ESTCANCELLED
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Sun 9 Dec 2018 8:00pm  EST  0.71m  Premiere
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Mon 10 Dec 2018 1:10am  EST    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Mon 10 Dec 2018 2:20am  EST    
It Takes You Away Mon 10 Dec 2018 3:30am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Mon 10 Dec 2018 4:40am  EST    
Smith and Jones Mon 24 Dec 2018 4:00am  EST    
The Shakespeare Code Mon 24 Dec 2018 5:00am  EST    
Gridlock Mon 24 Dec 2018 6:00am  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Mon 24 Dec 2018 7:00am  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Mon 24 Dec 2018 8:00am  EST    
The Lazarus Experiment Mon 24 Dec 2018 9:00am  EST    
Human Nature Mon 24 Dec 2018 10:00am  EST    
The Family of Blood Mon 24 Dec 2018 11:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Mon 24 Dec 2018 12:00pm  EST    
The Runaway Bride Mon 24 Dec 2018 1:00pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Mon 24 Dec 2018 2:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Mon 24 Dec 2018 3:40pm  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Mon 24 Dec 2018 5:00pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Mon 24 Dec 2018 8:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Mon 24 Dec 2018 9:20pm  EST    
The Snowmen Mon 24 Dec 2018 10:40pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 25 Dec 2018 12:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Tue 25 Dec 2018 1:40am  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Tue 25 Dec 2018 3:00am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 25 Dec 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Tue 25 Dec 2018 7:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Tue 25 Dec 2018 8:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 25 Dec 2018 9:00am  EST    
The Next Doctor Tue 25 Dec 2018 10:40am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Tue 25 Dec 2018 12:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Tue 25 Dec 2018 1:20pm  EST    
The Snowmen Tue 25 Dec 2018 2:40pm  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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