The overnight UK viewing figures for last night’s episode, Smile, have been released.
The episode had 4.25 million viewers on average
, and a share of 22.9%, a small drop from last week’s rating of 4.64 for the series opener. It compares favourably to the second episode of last year’s series, The Witch’s Familiar
, which earned 3.71 million on overnight figures due to a Rugby World Cup match.
Doctor Who was fourth for the day, behind Britain’s Got Talent, All Round to Mrs Brown’s, and coverage of an FA Cup semi-final, and third for BBC One.
The consolidated viewing figures will be released next week, where Doctor Who
will likely rise notably in the ratings.
[Source: Doctor Who News]