The overnight UK viewing figures for last night’s series finale, Death in Heaven, have been released.
The episode had 5.45 million viewers on average and a share of 23.3% of the overall TV audience. That’s a rise of 180k on last week – and almost identical to the overnight figure Series 7 finale The Name of the Doctor achieved last May (5.46 million).
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 its ratings.