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Last updated 18 June 2023

Listing entries including Sunday 1st March 2020

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sat 8 Feb 2020 4:30am  EST    
Can You Hear Me? Sun 9 Feb 2020 8:00pm  EST  0.40m 0.10% 81Premiere
Can You Hear Me? Mon 10 Feb 2020 3:40am  EST    
Can You Hear Me? Wed 12 Feb 2020 4:10am  EST    
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati Sun 16 Feb 2020 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati Mon 17 Feb 2020 4:10am  EST    
Ascension of the Cybermen Sun 23 Feb 2020 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
Ascension of the Cybermen Mon 24 Feb 2020 3:10am  EST    
Ascension of the Cybermen Sun 1 Mar 2020 7:49am  EST    
The Timeless Children Sun 1 Mar 2020 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
The Timeless Children Mon 2 Mar 2020 2:00am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Mon 2 Mar 2020 3:33am  EST    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Mon 30 Mar 2020 4:30am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Mon 13 Apr 2020 4:30am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Thu 7 May 2020 4:30am  EDT    
Deep Breath Mon 11 May 2020 4:30am  EDT    
Deep Breath Tue 19 May 2020 4:30am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Mon 25 May 2020 4:31am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Thu 4 Jun 2020 4:30am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Tue 9 Jun 2020 4:30am  EDT    
Twice Upon A Time Fri 19 Jun 2020 6:00am  EDT    
Spyfall: Part One Fri 19 Jun 2020 7:27am  EDT    
Spyfall: Part Two Fri 19 Jun 2020 8:52am  EDT    
Orphan 55 Fri 19 Jun 2020 10:18am  EDT    
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Fri 19 Jun 2020 11:24am  EDT    
Fugitive of the Judoon Fri 19 Jun 2020 12:35pm  EDT    
Praxeus Fri 19 Jun 2020 1:46pm  EDT    
Can You Hear Me? Fri 19 Jun 2020 2:56pm  EDT    
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati Fri 19 Jun 2020 4:06pm  EDT    
Ascension of the Cybermen Fri 19 Jun 2020 5:16pm  EDT    
The Timeless Children Fri 19 Jun 2020 6:27pm  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Thu 25 Jun 2020 4:30am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Mon 29 Jun 2020 4:38am  EDT    
Resolution Thu 2 Jul 2020 2:35am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Tue 14 Jul 2020 1:30am  EDT    
Victory of the Daleks Tue 14 Jul 2020 3:00am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Tue 14 Jul 2020 4:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Tue 14 Jul 2020 5:00am  EDT    
The Rebel Flesh Wed 15 Jul 2020 4:00am  EDT    
Night Terrors Wed 15 Jul 2020 5:00am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Fri 17 Jul 2020 6:00am  EDT    
Twice Upon A Time Mon 10 Aug 2020 4:33am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 14 Aug 2020 4:30am  EDT    
Resolution Mon 24 Aug 2020 4:35am  EDT    
The Timeless Children Mon 31 Aug 2020 4:26am  EDT    
Twice Upon A Time Thu 3 Sep 2020 2:35am  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 4 Sep 2020 4:30am  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sat 5 Sep 2020 4:30am  EDT    
Resolution Mon 7 Sep 2020 4:35am  EDT    
Deep Breath Fri 11 Sep 2020 6:00am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Wed 7 Oct 2020 4:44am  EDT    
The Faceless Ones: Part 1, 2 & 3 Wed 7 Oct 2020 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Planet of the Dead Thu 8 Oct 2020 4:40am  EDT    
The Faceless Ones: Part 4, 5 & 6 Thu 8 Oct 2020 8:00pm  EDT    Premiere
Orphan 55 Fri 9 Oct 2020 1:33am  EDT    
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Fri 9 Oct 2020 2:39am  EDT    
Can You Hear Me? Fri 9 Oct 2020 3:50am  EDT    
The Next Doctor Mon 19 Oct 2020 4:44am  EDT    
The End of Time: Bonus Edition Mon 2 Nov 2020 1:30am  EST    
Deep Breath Mon 2 Nov 2020 4:30am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 13 Nov 2020 4:30am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Fri 20 Nov 2020 4:30am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Fri 20 Nov 2020 6:00am  EST    
Deep Breath Mon 23 Nov 2020 4:30am  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Thu 24 Dec 2020 6:15am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Thu 24 Dec 2020 7:20am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Thu 24 Dec 2020 8:25am  EST    
The Next Doctor Thu 24 Dec 2020 10:00am  EST    
The End of Time: Bonus Edition Thu 24 Dec 2020 11:25am  EST    
Last Christmas Thu 24 Dec 2020 2:25pm  EST    
The Husbands of River Song Thu 24 Dec 2020 3:50pm  EST    
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio Thu 24 Dec 2020 5:10pm  EST    
Twice Upon A Time Thu 24 Dec 2020 6:35pm  EST    
Twice Upon A Time Fri 25 Dec 2020 1:00am  EST    
The Runaway Bride Fri 25 Dec 2020 2:25am  EST    
Voyage of the Damned Fri 25 Dec 2020 3:30am  EST    
The Next Doctor Fri 25 Dec 2020 5:05am  EST    
The End of Time: Bonus Edition Fri 25 Dec 2020 6:30am  EST    
A Christmas Carol Fri 25 Dec 2020 9:30am  EST    
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe Fri 25 Dec 2020 11:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Fri 25 Dec 2020 12:23pm  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Fri 25 Dec 2020 1:41pm  EST    
The Christmas Invasion Fri 25 Dec 2020 3:00pm  EST    
A Christmas Carol Sat 26 Dec 2020 2:00am  EST    
The Snowmen Sat 26 Dec 2020 3:20am  EST    
The Time of the Doctor Sat 26 Dec 2020 4:40am  EST    
The Eleventh Hour Sat 26 Dec 2020 6:00am  EST    
The Beast Below Sat 26 Dec 2020 7:05am  EST    
Victory of the Daleks Sat 26 Dec 2020 8:05am  EST    
The Time of Angels Sat 26 Dec 2020 9:05am  EST    
Flesh and Stone Sat 26 Dec 2020 10:05am  EST    
The Vampires of Venice Sat 26 Dec 2020 11:05am  EST    
Amy's Choice Sat 26 Dec 2020 12:10pm  EST    
The Hungry Earth Sat 26 Dec 2020 1:15pm  EST    
Cold Blood Sat 26 Dec 2020 2:15pm  EST    
Vincent and the Doctor Sat 26 Dec 2020 3:20pm  EST    
The Lodger Sat 26 Dec 2020 4:25pm  EST    
The Pandorica Opens Sat 26 Dec 2020 5:25pm  EST    
The Big Bang Sat 26 Dec 2020 6:27pm  EST    
The Impossible Astronaut Sat 26 Dec 2020 7:30pm  EST    


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