The figures show that the episode was watched by 5.5 million live, that’s half a million up on last weeks figures for ‘The Almost People’. Many viewers thought that the ratings would drop with all the other TV Programmes on at the time, including the Britain’s Got Talent.
Doctor Who was only the sixth most popular show of the night, down from its usual second, but that’s partly because ITV1 cheated and put out two editions of Britain’s Got Talent. The BGT effect also provided a boost for ITV1’s surrounding shows – Pop Star To Opera Star and the 10pm news bulletin – while the football also scraped into the top five.
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