THIS POST WAS UPDATED ON 25TH SEPTEMBER 2012 WITH THE CHART POSITION OF THE EPISODE.
Doctor Who Series 7, Episode 3: A Town Called Mercy had a final consolidated rating of 8.42 million viewers and a 33.4% of the total TV audience.
This figure does include all those who recorded the programme and watched it within 7 days of transmission., but does not include those who watched on BBC iPlayer. As predicted, it is a large increase on the initial overnight figure and it is the highest rating of the series so far.
This figure puts Doctor Who as the ninth most-watched programme of the week on British television, meaning all three episodes of this series have earned top ten places.
The handy table below shows the top 30 programmes for the week ending 9th September 2012.
Unfortunately the final ratings figure does not include the BBC Three repeat of the episode, where around 500,000 watched. They also do not include those watching on iPlayer where around 900,000 people accessed the episode in the first four days.