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January 5th, 2017
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The final rating for last year’s Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, has been revealed.

The festive episode was watched by an official audience of 7.83 million viewers in the UK, giving the show its highest audience since 2014, when Last Christmas had 8.24 million.

Although it’s a leap from the overnight, Doctor Mysterio has become the second least watched Doctor Who Christmas Special, however it was the 8th biggest show of the week.

The seasonal adventure will be released on DVD & Blu-ray on 23rd January 2017.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Click to Rate and Discuss The Return of Doctor Mysterio!

December 26th, 2016
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An unofficial audience of 5.68 million viewers tuned in for The Return of Doctor Mysterio on BBC One last night, according to the initial overnight ratings.

The Doctor’s grand comeback had a 27.1% of the total television audience, making the festive episode the 7th most watched programme of Christmas Day on British TV.

The final, consolidated figure – which will add those who watch it within the first week of its transmission – will be released in 7 days.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Click to Rate and Discuss The Return of Doctor Mysterio!

January 4th, 2016
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The final UK ratings for the 2015 Doctor Who Special, The Husbands of River Song, have been revealed.

The consolidated figures – which account for viewers who tuned in live plus those who watched it within a week of its transmission – bring its initial overnight (5.77 million) up to 7.69 million, making Doctor Who the 8th most watched programme on Christmas Day and the 7th highest rated that week. For those who like to keep track, the festive episode has become the least watched Christmas Special to date, behind Last Christmas which achieved 8.28 million.

The seasonal adventure – Peter Capaldi’s second aboard the TARDIS as the Twelfth Doctor and the show’s eleventh overall – will be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this month.

Click here to Rate & Discuss the Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song…

December 26th, 2015
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This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special was watched by 5.77 million viewers in the UK, according to the overnights.

The figure makes The Husbands of River Song the seventh most watched programme on Christmas Day, behind Downton Abbey, Strictly Come Dancing, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Stick Man, Coronation Street and Call the Midwife, with 29.4% of the overall audience share.

The seasonal adventure, Peter Capaldi’s second as the Twelfth Doctor, is released on DVD and Blu-ray next month.

Click here to Rate & Discuss the Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song…

December 17th, 2015
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Series 9 of Doctor Who averaged 6.03 million viewers in the UK, the consolidated ratings have revealed.

With its climactic conclusion, Hell Bent, being watched by an official audience of 6.17 million, the figures make the specially extended episode the least most watched series finale since 2005, just behind Series 5’s The Big Bang which attracted 6.7 million back in 2010. Meanwhile, Series 9 as a whole is also slightly down on last year’s which averaged 7.4 million. This year’s highest rated episode was, understandably, its highly publicised premiere with 6.54 million viewers.

After 10 years, Doctor Who still continues to be one of the most successful shows on TV with showrunner Steven Moffat affirming that the series has never been more popular. However, he has recently suggested that it “is not built to go out at 8.25pm”, with incumbent Time Lord Peter Capaldi agreeing that it “doesn’t belong” in a later time slot.

Click here to Rate and Discuss this year’s epic series finale… the long way round!

December 17th, 2015
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The Doctor is now back in action as the TARDIS has finally reopened its doors for another jam-packed series of timey-wimey twists and turns. Feels good, doesn’t it?

While the show is more successful than its ever been, and fans of the Time Lord would argue that the whole world abandons their Saturday night plans to accompany him on his weekly adventures, unfortunately that just isn’t the case. Luckily, we’re here to let you know how many people are actually tuning in for Series 9, with our handy ratings table being updated as the drama unfolds. You’re welcome!

Overnight Official
The Magician’s Apprentice 4.8 million 6.54 million
The Witch’s Familiar 3.7 million 5.71 million
Under the Lake 3.7 million 5.63 million
Before the Flood 4.38 million 6.05 million
The Girl Who Died 4.85 million 6.56 million
The Woman Who Lived 4.34 million 6.11 million
The Zygon Invasion 3.87 million 5.76 million
The Zygon Inversion 4.13 million 6.03 million
Sleep No More 4.0 million 5.61 million
Face the Raven 4.42 million 6.05 million
Heaven Sent 4.51 million 6.19 million
Hell Bent 4.8 million 6.17 million
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November 7th, 2015
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Doctor Who is being used as a “scheduling pawn” according to the man currently at its helm.

Peter Capaldi has criticised the BBC for broadcasting the current series so late, with recent episodes airing around the 8pm mark on BBC One. Subsequent and inevitable reports have suggested that the time slot has sparked a ratings crisis with overnight figures for the Twelfth Doctor’s second string of adventures averaging 3 million. The actor has insisted, however, that the issue at hand lies with the fact that families can no longer sit down and enjoy the show together.

“I see a lot of kids and families who all love Doctor Who and want to watch it together,” he said. “I used to do that with my daughter when it came back, so it has to be on at a time that’s reasonable for them to do that. Once you get past 8.15pm, you’re getting yourself into adult territory. So I think it’s beginning to move into a zone it doesn’t quite belong in. At its heart, it’s designed for children. So it’s a shame they aren’t given that opportunity.”

His sentiments are shared by Steven Moffat who elaborated: “Doctor Who is not built to go out at 8.25pm. It’s for earlier in the evening. I’m not blasting the BBC or anything, but it’s s not smart. We’re doing fine, though, once you put the consolidated figures in. We’re fine.”

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January 9th, 2015
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The Doctor continued his mission of world domination with yet more record-breaking ratings throughout 2014.

Not only did Peter Capaldi’s debut series at the helm of the TARDIS attract an average audience of 7.4 million at home in the UK (hailed as “outstanding” by the BBC’s Director of Television), it was also the highest rated season of Doctor Who ever on BBC America with an average of 2.035 million viewers. The Christmas Special, Last Christmas, was watched by 2.616 million which is double the audience of Matt Smith’s first festive outing, A Christmas Carol, in 2010.

The Twelfth Doctor’s first yuletide adventure was also a hit on Space in Canada on which it was watched by 792,000 viewers, making it the channel’s highest rated broadcast of 2014.

“It’s a long story.” Click here to discuss this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special!

January 3rd, 2015
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The final UK rating for last year’s Christmas Special, Last Christmas, has been revealed.

The seasonal episode – Peter Capaldi’s first in his role as the Twelfth Doctor – was watched by an official audience of 8.28 million viewers in the UK making it the show’s least watched festive offering to date.

Saying that, it’s a considerable rise from its initial overnight of 6.3 million which shows that many of its viewers opt to record it and watch it within the first 7 days of its broadcast.

Doctor Who Christmas Specials Ratings 2005-2014

  1. Voyage of the Damned (2007) – 13.31 million
  2. The Next Doctor (2008) – 13.1 million
  3. A Christmas Carol (2010) – 12.11 million
  4. The End of Time, Part One (2009) – 12.04 million
  5. The Time of the Doctor (2013) – 11.14 million
  6. The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe (2011) – 10.77 million
  7. The Snowmen (2012) – 9.87 million
  8. The Runaway Bride (2006) – 9.35 million
  9. The Christmas Invasion (2005) – 9.84 million
  10. Last Christmas (2014) –  8.28 million

“It’s a long story.” Click here to discuss this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special!

December 26th, 2014
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The overnight UK rating for Last Christmas has been revealed.

This year’s Christmas Special, which aired on BBC One last night, was watched by an unofficial audience of 6.3 million viewers making Doctor Who the 7th most watched programme of the day with a 27.5% share of the total TV audience.

In the episode, the Doctor and Clara joined forces with Santa Claus on a festive escapade in the North Pole.

“It’s a long story.” Click here to discuss this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special!

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