The consolidated viewing figures for the Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song, have been released.
The Special had 7.69 million viewers on average after a week of recordings, a rise of 1.92 million on the overnight figure of 5.77 million. Doctor Who was the seventh most watched programme on Christmas Day, leapfrogging ITV’s Coronation Street (which it lost out to in the overnights):
- Downton Abbey (ITV) – 10.69 million
- Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One) – 9.49 million
- Call the Midwife (BBC One) – 9.30 million
- Stick Man (BBC One) – 9.27 million
- Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) – 8.54 million
- The Queen’s annual message (BBC One) – 7.76 million
- Doctor Who (BBC One) – 7.69 million
- EastEnders (BBC One) – 7.67 million
- Coronation Street (ITV) – 7.27 million
- Brave (BBC One) – 6.05 million
Doctor Who was sixth for the week on BBC One, behind the above programmes and episode one of And Then There Were None, which aired the following day. The figure doesn’t include those watching iPlayer online (thought it does include people watching iPlayer through a TV).