The overnight UK viewing figures for last night’s episode, The Caretaker, have been released.
The episode had 4.89 million viewers on average and a share of 21.8% of the overall TV audience – that’s almost exactly the same as Time Heist. The episode aired in a later timeslot than usual, and clashed with ITV’s The X Factor for the full runtime.
Doctor Who was the third most watched programme of the day, behind Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor.
The consolidated viewing figures will be released next week, where Doctor Who will rise considerably in the ratings.