2012’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Snowmen, has given BBC America record ratings. Figures show that the special was watched by 1.434 million people either live or within seven days after broadcast.
This was a rise of 54% on the BBC America ratings for 2011’s The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.
These great figures make it the channel’s second most-popular programme, being beaten only by Asylum of the Daleks, which achieved 1.555 million viewers in September.
BBC America’s general manager, Perry Simon said:
It feels exactly right to be ending the year on a ratings high with Doctor Who. The show has really delivered for us this year on every level. Cinematic scale, superb acting, cracking storylines, and a growing band of dedicated fans – we can’t wait for the next series in spring 2013.
According to TV By The Numbers, The Snowmen was the 70th most-watched programme of the day on and 17th in its transmission slot.
Meanwhile, Doctor Who has also been voted TV Guide cover of 2012.