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Last updated 06 May 2022

Listing entries including Friday 12th November 2021

EpisodeBroadcast  Viewers Share Pos
Doomsday Thu 28 Oct 2021 3:15am  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Thu 28 Oct 2021 4:20am  EDT    
Smith and Jones Thu 28 Oct 2021 6:00am  EDT    
The Shakespeare Code Thu 28 Oct 2021 7:02am  EDT    
Daleks in Manhattan Thu 28 Oct 2021 8:05am  EDT    
Evolution of the Daleks Thu 28 Oct 2021 9:07am  EDT    
42 Thu 28 Oct 2021 10:10am  EDT    
Utopia Thu 28 Oct 2021 11:12am  EDT    
Voyage of the Damned Thu 28 Oct 2021 12:15pm  EDT    
Partners in Crime Thu 28 Oct 2021 1:45pm  EDT    
The Sontaran Stratagem Thu 28 Oct 2021 2:50pm  EDT    
The Poison Sky Thu 28 Oct 2021 3:50pm  EDT    
Journey's End Thu 28 Oct 2021 4:55pm  EDT    
The Impossible Planet Thu 28 Oct 2021 6:00pm  EDT    
The Satan Pit Thu 28 Oct 2021 7:05pm  EDT    
Blink Thu 28 Oct 2021 8:10pm  EDT    
Silence in the Library Thu 28 Oct 2021 9:15pm  EDT    
Forest of the Dead Thu 28 Oct 2021 10:20pm  EDT    
Midnight Thu 28 Oct 2021 11:25pm  EDT    
The Waters of Mars Fri 29 Oct 2021 12:30am  EDT    
The End of Time Fri 29 Oct 2021 2:00am  EDT    
The Eleventh Hour Fri 29 Oct 2021 4:58am  EDT    
The Time of Angels Fri 29 Oct 2021 6:00am  EDT    
Flesh and Stone Fri 29 Oct 2021 7:00am  EDT    
The Pandorica Opens Fri 29 Oct 2021 8:00am  EDT    
The Big Bang Fri 29 Oct 2021 9:05am  EDT    
A Christmas Carol Fri 29 Oct 2021 10:10am  EDT    
The Impossible Astronaut Fri 29 Oct 2021 11:30am  EDT    
Day of the Moon Fri 29 Oct 2021 12:35pm  EDT    
The Doctor's Wife Fri 29 Oct 2021 1:40pm  EDT    
A Good Man Goes to War Fri 29 Oct 2021 2:45pm  EDT    
Let's Kill Hitler Fri 29 Oct 2021 3:50pm  EDT    
The God Complex Fri 29 Oct 2021 4:55pm  EDT    
Night Terrors Fri 29 Oct 2021 6:00pm  EDT    
The God Complex Fri 29 Oct 2021 7:02pm  EDT    
Hide Fri 29 Oct 2021 8:05pm  EDT    
Listen Fri 29 Oct 2021 9:10pm  EDT    
Mummy On The Orient Express Fri 29 Oct 2021 10:15pm  EDT    
Sleep No More Fri 29 Oct 2021 11:20pm  EDT    
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Sat 30 Oct 2021 12:25am  EDT    
The Crimson Horror Sat 30 Oct 2021 1:30am  EDT    
Nightmare in Silver Sat 30 Oct 2021 2:33am  EDT    
The Name of the Doctor Sat 30 Oct 2021 3:36am  EDT    
The Time of the Doctor Sat 30 Oct 2021 4:39am  EDT    
The Rings of Akhaten Sat 30 Oct 2021 6:00am  EDT    
Cold War Sat 30 Oct 2021 7:00am  EDT    
The Evil of the Daleks: (animated version) Sat 30 Oct 2021 8:00am  EDT    Premiere
Deep Breath Sat 30 Oct 2021 11:30am  EDT    
The Girl Who Died Sat 30 Oct 2021 1:10pm  EDT    
The Woman Who Lived Sat 30 Oct 2021 2:15pm  EDT    
Heaven Sent Sat 30 Oct 2021 3:20pm  EDT    
Hell Bent Sat 30 Oct 2021 4:35pm  EDT    
Arachnids In The UK Sat 30 Oct 2021 6:00pm  EDT    
The Witchfinders Sat 30 Oct 2021 7:10pm  EDT    
It Takes You Away Sat 30 Oct 2021 8:15pm  EDT    
Can You Hear Me? Sat 30 Oct 2021 9:25pm  EDT    
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati Sat 30 Oct 2021 10:35pm  EDT    
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Sat 30 Oct 2021 11:45pm  EDT    
The Ghost Monument Sun 31 Oct 2021 1:15am  EDT    
Rosa Sun 31 Oct 2021 2:25am  EDT    
Demons Of The Punjab Sun 31 Oct 2021 3:30am  EDT    
Resolution Sun 31 Oct 2021 4:35am  EDT    
Spyfall: Part One Sun 31 Oct 2021 6:00am  EDT    
Spyfall: Part Two Sun 31 Oct 2021 7:25am  EDT    
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Sun 31 Oct 2021 8:50am  EDT    
Fugitive of the Judoon Sun 31 Oct 2021 10:00am  EDT    
The Timeless Children Sun 31 Oct 2021 11:10am  EDT    
Revolution of the Daleks Sun 31 Oct 2021 12:42pm  EDT    
Flux: Chapter One: The Halloween Apocalypse Sun 31 Oct 2021 2:25pm  EDT  0.34m 0.08% 42Premiere
Blink Sun 31 Oct 2021 3:37pm  EDT    
Midnight Sun 31 Oct 2021 4:39pm  EDT    
Fugitive of the Judoon Sun 31 Oct 2021 5:40pm  EDT    
Ascension of the Cybermen Sun 31 Oct 2021 6:50pm  EDT    
Flux: Chapter One: The Halloween Apocalypse (Extended Cut) Sun 31 Oct 2021 8:00pm  EDT  0.28m 0.03% 98
Spyfall: Part One Sun 31 Oct 2021 9:14pm  EDT    
Spyfall: Part Two Sun 31 Oct 2021 10:40pm  EDT    
Ascension of the Cybermen Mon 1 Nov 2021 12:05am  EDT    
Revolution of the Daleks Mon 1 Nov 2021 1:16am  EDT    
Flux: Chapter One: The Halloween Apocalypse (Extended Cut) Mon 1 Nov 2021 3:00am  EDT    
The Day of The Doctor Mon 1 Nov 2021 4:15am  EDT    
Flux: Chapter Two: War of The Sontarans Sun 7 Nov 2021 8:00pm  EST  0.30m  67Premiere
Flux: Chapter Two: War of The Sontarans Mon 8 Nov 2021 3:30am  EST    
Rosa Mon 8 Nov 2021 4:56am  EST    
Before The Flood Tue 9 Nov 2021 5:00am  EST    
Hell Bent Fri 12 Nov 2021 6:00am  EST    
Flux: Chapter Three: Once, Upon Time Sun 14 Nov 2021 8:00pm  EST  0.35m  52Premiere
Flux: Chapter Three: Once, Upon Time Mon 15 Nov 2021 3:55am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Wed 17 Nov 2021 4:30am  EST    
Revolution of the Daleks Wed 17 Nov 2021 6:00am  EST    
Cold War Thu 18 Nov 2021 5:01am  EST    
Flux: Chapter Four: Village of the Angels Sun 21 Nov 2021 8:00pm  EST  0.32m  74Premiere
Flux: Chapter Four: Village of the Angels Mon 22 Nov 2021 3:26am  EST    
Flux: Chapter Three: Once, Upon Time Mon 22 Nov 2021 4:48am  EST    
Flatline Fri 26 Nov 2021 5:00am  EST    
In The Forest Of The Night Fri 26 Nov 2021 6:00am  EST    
Flux: Chapter Five: Survivors of the Flux Sun 28 Nov 2021 8:00pm  EST  0.33m  64Premiere
Flux: Chapter Five: Survivors of the Flux Mon 29 Nov 2021 4:47am  EST    
Flux: Chapter Six: The Vanquishers Sun 5 Dec 2021 8:00pm  EST    Premiere
Flux: Chapter Six: The Vanquishers Mon 6 Dec 2021 3:55am  EST    
The Waters of Mars Wed 8 Dec 2021 4:30am  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