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Last updated 21 March 2021

Listing entries including Tuesday 24th December 2019


EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Thu 12 Sep 2019 4:30am  EDT    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Fri 13 Sep 2019 4:30am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sat 14 Sep 2019 6:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Wed 18 Sep 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Sat 21 Sep 2019 6:00am  EDT    
The Doctor Falls Wed 25 Sep 2019 2:30am  EDT    
Dark Water Fri 27 Sep 2019 3:45am  EDT    
Death in Heaven Fri 27 Sep 2019 4:45am  EDT    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Fri 27 Sep 2019 8:00am  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Sat 28 Sep 2019 4:15am  EDT    
Deep Breath Wed 2 Oct 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Last Christmas Sat 5 Oct 2019 4:45am  EDT    
Human Nature Sat 12 Oct 2019 2:00am  EDT    
The Family of Blood Sat 12 Oct 2019 3:00am  EDT    
Blink Sat 12 Oct 2019 4:00am  EDT    
The Sound of Drums Sat 12 Oct 2019 5:00am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Sat 12 Oct 2019 6:00am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Mon 14 Oct 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Sat 19 Oct 2019 5:00am  EDT    
Flatline Sat 19 Oct 2019 6:00am  EDT    
In The Forest Of The Night Sat 19 Oct 2019 7:00am  EDT    
The Girl in the Fireplace Sat 26 Oct 2019 6:00am  EDT    
Blink Sat 26 Oct 2019 7:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Thu 31 Oct 2019 4:30am  EDT    
Utopia Thu 31 Oct 2019 6:00am  EDT    
Utopia Fri 1 Nov 2019 5:00am  EDT    
The Pilot Fri 15 Nov 2019 5:00am  EST    
Last Christmas Fri 15 Nov 2019 6:00am  EST    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Mon 18 Nov 2019 3:30am  EST    
The Day of The Doctor Fri 22 Nov 2019 4:15am  EST    
The Doctor Falls Wed 27 Nov 2019 4:30am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Thu 28 Nov 2019 4:30am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Thu 28 Nov 2019 6:00am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Mon 2 Dec 2019 4:30am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 3 Dec 2019 4:30am  EST    
The Doctor Falls Wed 4 Dec 2019 4:30am  EST    
Deep Breath Fri 13 Dec 2019 4:30am  EST    
New Earth Tue 24 Dec 2019 6:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Tue 24 Dec 2019 7:05am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Tue 24 Dec 2019 8:10am  EST    
Rise of the Cybermen Tue 24 Dec 2019 9:15am  EST    
The Age of Steel Tue 24 Dec 2019 10:20am  EST    
The Idiot's Lantern Tue 24 Dec 2019 11:25am  EST    
The Impossible Planet Tue 24 Dec 2019 12:30pm  EST    
The Satan Pit Tue 24 Dec 2019 1:35pm  EST    
Love & Monsters Tue 24 Dec 2019 2:40pm  EST    
Fear Her Tue 24 Dec 2019 3:00pm  ESTCANCELLED
Army of Ghosts Tue 24 Dec 2019 3:45pm  EST    
Doomsday Tue 24 Dec 2019 4:45pm  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Tue 24 Dec 2019 5:50pm  EST    
The Runaway Bride Tue 24 Dec 2019 6:55pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 24 Dec 2019 8:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Tue 24 Dec 2019 9:40pm  EST    
The End of Time: Part 1 & 2 Tue 24 Dec 2019 11:00pm  EST    
New Earth Wed 25 Dec 2019 2:00am  EST    
Tooth and Claw Wed 25 Dec 2019 3:00am  EST    
School Reunion Wed 25 Dec 2019 4:00am  EST    
The Girl in the Fireplace Wed 25 Dec 2019 5:00am  EST    
The Doctor Falls Wed 25 Dec 2019 6:00am  EST    
Last Christmas Wed 25 Dec 2019 7:30am  EST    
The Husbands of River Song Wed 25 Dec 2019 8:50am  EST    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Wed 25 Dec 2019 10:10am  EST    
Twice Upon A Time Wed 25 Dec 2019 11:35am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Wed 25 Dec 2019 1:00pm  EST    
The Runaway Bride Wed 25 Dec 2019 2:00pm  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Wed 25 Dec 2019 3:00pm  EST    
The Next Doctor Wed 25 Dec 2019 4:40pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Wed 25 Dec 2019 6:00pm  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Wed 25 Dec 2019 7:20pm  EST    
The Snowmen Wed 25 Dec 2019 8:40pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Wed 25 Dec 2019 10:00pm  EST    
Last Christmas Wed 25 Dec 2019 11:25pm  EST    
The Husbands of River Song Thu 26 Dec 2019 12:50am  EST    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Thu 26 Dec 2019 2:10am  EST    
Twice Upon A Time Thu 26 Dec 2019 3:35am  EST    
Rose Thu 26 Dec 2019 5:00am  EST    
The End Of The World Thu 26 Dec 2019 6:00am  EST    
The Unquiet Dead Thu 26 Dec 2019 7:00am  EST    
Aliens of London Thu 26 Dec 2019 8:00am  EST    
World War Three Thu 26 Dec 2019 9:00am  EST    
The Empty Child Thu 26 Dec 2019 10:00am  EST    
The Doctor Dances Thu 26 Dec 2019 11:00am  EST    
Boom Town Thu 26 Dec 2019 12:00pm  EST    
Bad Wolf Thu 26 Dec 2019 1:00pm  EST    
The Parting of the Ways Thu 26 Dec 2019 2:00pm  EST    
Smith and Jones Thu 26 Dec 2019 3:00pm  EST    
Daleks in Manhattan Thu 26 Dec 2019 4:00pm  EST    
Evolution of the Daleks Thu 26 Dec 2019 5:00pm  EST    
Human Nature Thu 26 Dec 2019 6:00pm  EST    
The Family of Blood Thu 26 Dec 2019 7:00pm  EST    
Blink Thu 26 Dec 2019 8:00pm  EST    
The Macra Terror: colour animation Thu 26 Dec 2019 9:00pm  EST    Premiere
Shada: The Lost Episode Thu 26 Dec 2019 11:05pm  EST    
The Sound of Drums Fri 27 Dec 2019 2:05am  EST    
Last of the Time Lords Fri 27 Dec 2019 3:11am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 27 Dec 2019 4:17am  EST    
The Next Doctor Fri 27 Dec 2019 6:00am  EST    
Partners in Crime Fri 27 Dec 2019 7:20am  EST    
Planet of the Ood Fri 27 Dec 2019 8:25am  EST    
The Sontaran Stratagem Fri 27 Dec 2019 9:30am  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