While Doctor Who is achieving consistently solid ratings in the UK, records are being broken abroad – and yesterday BBC Worldwide confirmed that Series 8 was the highest rated season yet for the show on BBC America. The press release celebrating the record is as follows:
BBC America have revealed that Doctor Who had its highest rated season ever on the channel, finishing with the Christmas Special which delivered over 2.3 million total Viewers and was the number 1 non-sports telecast in all of cable during the time period among Adults 25-54 in Live+3.
The special, Last Christmas, had a total of 2.616 million Viewers in Live+3 when combining the 9:00pm premiere with the 11:45pm and 2:30am replays. The Twelfth Doctor’s first Christmas special more than doubled the viewership of the Eleventh Doctor’s first Christmas special, A Christmas Carol in 2010.
BBC AMERICA was the #1 network on Twitter and Tumblr and Doctor Who: Last Christmas was the #1 show on both platforms in all of television in Primetime (excluding sports) on December 25. Doctor Who is pacing as one of Twitter’s top 10 most-tweeted original dramas in all of cable for 2014.
Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor, with co-star Jenna Coleman as Clara, delivered BBC AMERICA its highest rated season ever with an average of 2.035 million Total Viewers in Live+3.
So despite some of the unfounded doom and gloom in the tabloids, it looks like Doctor Who is doing just fine both at home and abroad…
[Source: Doctor Who News]