The most recent episode of Doctor Who, The Rings of Akhaten, has seen a drop of one million viewers when compared to the debut episode of Series 7 Part 2, The Bells of Saint John, suffering a drop from 6.7 million to 5.7 million viewers.
The episode was penned by the writer Neil Cross, creator of the popular detective series Luther, and was the first episode to see the Eleventh Doctor’s companion Clara experience an alien planet for the first time.
Speaking to The Sun, a BBC spokeswoman had this to say about the drop in viewers:
“This episode convincingly won its slot. The series is in fine form and Jenna-Louise is a big hit with viewers.”
Series 7 Part 2 continues on Saturday 13th April with Cold War.