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Last updated 05 July 2020

Listing entries including Monday 31st December 2018


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Snowmen Sun 30 Dec 2018 6:00am  EST    
Asylum of the Daleks Sun 30 Dec 2018 7:00am  EST    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Sun 30 Dec 2018 8:00am  EST    
A Town Called Mercy Sun 30 Dec 2018 12:00pm  EST    
The Power Of Three Sun 30 Dec 2018 1:00pm  EST    
The Angels Take Manhattan Sun 30 Dec 2018 2:00pm  EST    
The Bells of Saint John Sun 30 Dec 2018 3:00pm  EST    
The Rings of Akhaten Sun 30 Dec 2018 4:00pm  EST    
Cold War Sun 30 Dec 2018 5:00pm  EST    
Hide Sun 30 Dec 2018 6:00pm  EST    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sun 30 Dec 2018 7:00pm  EST    
The Crimson Horror Sun 30 Dec 2018 8:00pm  EST    
Nightmare in Silver Sun 30 Dec 2018 9:00pm  EST    
The Name of the Doctor Sun 30 Dec 2018 10:00pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Sun 30 Dec 2018 11:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Mon 31 Dec 2018 12:20am  EST    
The Snowmen Mon 31 Dec 2018 1:40am  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Mon 31 Dec 2018 3:00am  EST    
Day of the Moon Mon 31 Dec 2018 4:00am  EST    
The Doctor's Wife Mon 31 Dec 2018 5:00am  EST    
The Rebel Flesh Mon 31 Dec 2018 6:00am  EST    
The Almost People Mon 31 Dec 2018 7:00am  EST    
A Good Man Goes to War Mon 31 Dec 2018 8:00am  EST    
Father's Day Mon 31 Dec 2018 9:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Mon 31 Dec 2018 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor Dances Mon 31 Dec 2018 11:00am  EST    
Listen Mon 31 Dec 2018 12:00pm  EST    
Heaven Sent Mon 31 Dec 2018 1:00pm  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Mon 31 Dec 2018 2:00pm  EST    
Blink Mon 31 Dec 2018 3:00pm  EST    
Silence in the Library Mon 31 Dec 2018 4:00pm  EST    
Forest of the Dead Mon 31 Dec 2018 5:00pm  EST    
Amy's Choice Mon 31 Dec 2018 6:00pm  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Mon 31 Dec 2018 7:00pm  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Mon 31 Dec 2018 8:00pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Mon 31 Dec 2018 9:40pm  EST    
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 Mon 31 Dec 2018 11:00pm  EST    
The Snowmen Tue 1 Jan 2019 2:00am  ESTUNCONFIRMED
The Day of The Doctor Tue 1 Jan 2019 3:20am  ESTUNCONFIRMED
The Eleventh Hour Tue 1 Jan 2019 5:00am  EST    
The Beast Below Tue 1 Jan 2019 6:00am  EST    
Twice Upon A Time Tue 1 Jan 2019 7:00am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Tue 1 Jan 2019 8:25am  EST    
The Ghost Monument Tue 1 Jan 2019 9:55am  EST    
Rosa Tue 1 Jan 2019 11:00am  EST    
Arachnids In The UK Tue 1 Jan 2019 12:05pm  EST    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Tue 1 Jan 2019 1:10pm  EST    
Demons Of The Punjab Tue 1 Jan 2019 2:15pm  EST    
Kerblam! Tue 1 Jan 2019 3:20pm  EST    
The Witchfinders Tue 1 Jan 2019 4:30pm  EST    
It Takes You Away Tue 1 Jan 2019 5:40pm  EST    
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Tue 1 Jan 2019 6:50pm  EST    
Resolution Tue 1 Jan 2019 8:00pm  EST  0.98m  28Premiere
Resolution Wed 2 Jan 2019 12:00am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Wed 2 Jan 2019 1:30am  EST    
Deep Breath Fri 4 Jan 2019 4:30am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 9 Jan 2019 4:30am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sat 20 Apr 2019 3:30am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Sat 20 Apr 2019 5:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 7 May 2019 4:30am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sun 12 May 2019 3:30am  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Mon 27 May 2019 4:35am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sun 2 Jun 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Deep Breath Thu 13 Jun 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Deep Breath Tue 9 Jul 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Planet of the Dead Thu 18 Jul 2019 12:30am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Thu 18 Jul 2019 1:50am  EDT    
The Husbands of River Song Thu 18 Jul 2019 3:15am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Thu 18 Jul 2019 4:35am  EDT    
The Satan Pit Thu 18 Jul 2019 6:00am  EDT    
Planet of the Ood Thu 18 Jul 2019 7:00am  EDT    
Midnight Thu 18 Jul 2019 8:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Thu 18 Jul 2019 9:00am  EDT    
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Thu 18 Jul 2019 10:30am  EDT    
Into the Dalek Thu 18 Jul 2019 11:35am  EDT    
Kill The Moon Thu 18 Jul 2019 12:40pm  EDT    
Oxygen Thu 18 Jul 2019 1:40pm  EDT    
Empress Of Mars Thu 18 Jul 2019 2:40pm  EDT    
Kerblam! Thu 18 Jul 2019 3:40pm  EDT    
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Thu 18 Jul 2019 4:50pm  EDT    
Kerblam! Fri 19 Jul 2019 2:00am  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Fri 19 Jul 2019 3:10am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 19 Jul 2019 4:30am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 19 Jul 2019 6:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Fri 19 Jul 2019 7:00am  EDT    
The Ghost Monument Fri 19 Jul 2019 8:00am  EDT    
The Tsuranga Conundrum Fri 19 Jul 2019 9:10am  EDT    
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Fri 19 Jul 2019 10:20am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Tue 23 Jul 2019 4:30am  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Mon 12 Aug 2019 3:15am  EDT    
Last Christmas Sat 17 Aug 2019 4:30am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Sat 24 Aug 2019 6:00am  EDT    
The Beast Below Sat 24 Aug 2019 7:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Wed 28 Aug 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Deep Breath Thu 29 Aug 2019 4:30am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sat 31 Aug 2019 6:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 6 Sep 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Night Terrors Sat 7 Sep 2019 3:30am  EDT    
Deep Breath Sat 7 Sep 2019 4:30am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Mon 9 Sep 2019 4:30am  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 
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