Canadian broadcaster, SPACE have announced that the Doctor Who Series 7 opener, Asylum Of The Daleks, was not only the highest rated programme for its timeslot on Canadian television last Saturday, it also became the second-highest rated episode in the show’s history on the channel!
The press release from SPACE can be seen below:
He did it again! The Season 7 premiere of DOCTOR WHO drew an earth-shattering 620,000 viewers, making it the second-highest rated episode in series history on SPACE and the most-watched program on Canadian television in its timeslot Saturday night. Featuring zombies, break-ups, make-ups, and more Daleks than you can shake a sonic screwdriver at, Asylum of the Daleks made SPACE the #1 network – conventional or specialty – Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET with total viewers and in the key demos A25-54 and A18-49. Peaking with 746,000 viewers, in all 1.1 million Canadians watched some or all of the episode.
The Season 7 premiere of DOCTOR WHO exterminated minds with an unexpected appearance by Jenna-Louise Coleman as Oswin Oswald, who is set to star as the Time Lord’s next companion later this season. Viewers can relive the time-travelling trickery online at SPACEcast.com.
The highest rated episode on the channel was Let’s Kill Hitler in 2011 which achieved 834,000 viewers, with a peak of 977,000 and 1.2 million unique viewers overall.