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Friday, 5 September 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) (Credit: BBC)Having already been reported as the best performing episode on Canadian channel SPACE this year, BellMedia have now announced that new series premiere Deep Breath has become the second-most watched broadcast on the channel of all time - beaten only by another episode of Doctor Who, the 50th Anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.

The final number are in: Space confirms its Season 8 premiere of DOCTOR WHO on Aug. 23 drew an average of more than 1 million viewers, giving the series its highest-ever audience for a regular season episode. Peter Capaldi’s debut, "Deep Breath," was the second most-watched Space broadcast ever, behind the DOCTOR WHO 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor", last November. In fact, it is the fourth-ranked specialty airing this broadcast-year-to-date for total viewers among all Canadian entertainment specialty channels. Audiences for the Season 8 premiere are up nearly 40% compared to the Season 7B premiere.

Leading into the Season 8 premiere, a special episode of INNERSPACE drew an average of 747,300 viewers during its 8 p.m. ET broadcast, making it the most-watched episode ever for Space’s flagship entertainment news program.

Deep Breath: Canadian RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 25 August 2014 - Reported by Marcus

Viewers tuned into Canadian channel Space in record numbers on Saturday night where the debut of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Time Lord, Deep Breath, delivered 805,000 viewers, making it the number 1 program of the day on all of television among the key A25-54 and A18-49 demographic, and the most-watched Space episode this broadcast-year-to-date, reaching nearly 1.4 million viewers overall.

On Twitter, #DoctorWho garnered more than 5,000 tweets on Saturday, creating an estimated 6.5 million estimated impressions on the social media platform in Canada. Throughout the day, multiple Doctor Who related topics appeared in the Top 10 trending list.