The consolidated viewing figures for episode six of Doctor Who series seven, The Bells of Saint John, have been announced.
The opener had 8.44 million viewers after a week of recordings – a massive rise of over 2 million on the overnight figure of 6.18 million. The figure is also 100k up on the Series 7 opener, Asylum of the Daleks.
The figure does not include those watching on iPlayer – it is also worth noting that Doctor Who was number one on iPlayer for a large part of the week.
The episode’s placing in the week’s figures will be revealed tomorrow.