Series 10 - Audience ReactionBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus


Further details are now available on the Audience reaction to Series 10 of Doctor Who.

Once again there was a marked difference between different age groups in the reaction to each episode, with the 16-34 ages group generally enjoying each episode more than older viewers.

The most marked difference was in the reaction to Episode 11, World Enough and Time, where 16-34 years olds gave it an AI score of 89, those between 35-54 scored 85 while those above 55 scored it as 82.

World Enough and Time was the most popular episode with the 16-34 group, while they enjoyed The Lie Of The Land least giving it a score of 81.

The 35-54 age group had a smaller range in values scoring 85 for their top episodes (Thin Ice, Knock Knock, Oxygen, World Enough And Time) and 82 for their least favourite ones (The Pilot, The Pyramid At The End Of The World, The Eaters Of Light).

Meanwhile among the over 55's the range was even smaller with 6 episodes scoring the top score of 82, 3 scoring 81 and 3 scoring 80.

There was also a difference between the sexes with women generally scoring slightly higher than men. The exception was World Enough And Time which scored 85 amongst men and 84 amongst women. This was the men's favourite episode while women scored it equal to Smile, Thin Ice and The Doctor Falls

The men's least favourite episode was The Eaters Of Light while the women liked least Extremis, The Lie Of The Land and The Eaters Of Light.

Over 50% found the episodes all high quailty, and the programme also scored high as being fresh and new. The rating for It was memorable had a sharp peak for the final two episodes.




Series 10 - Final Ratings InformationBookmark and Share

Monday, 10 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus


Doctor Who - The Doctor Falls had an official rating of 5.295 million viewers.

The episode was the 16th highest rated programme for the week and the 8th on BBC Television.

Doctor Who was the highest rated programme on Saturday, overtaking Casualty which beat it in the initial ratings. Top for the week was Coronation Street with 8.17 million watching.



Full details of series 36/10 are now available.

The highest chart position was for The Pilot which came in at number 10. The lowest chart position was for The Lie Of The Land, which was the 30th most-watched programme of the week, having faced the final of ITV's talent show Britain's Got Talent.

All episodes since the revival of Doctor Who in 2005 have been one of the top 30 programmes of the week. This compares with the classic series where the lowest chart position was 170 for the second episode of the Fourth Doctor story Full Circle.

The Pilot is one of 57 episodes of Doctor Who to make the top 10 out of the 839 which have been broadcast.

The average final rating for this series is 5.45 million viewers, This is down from an average of 6.03 million for the 2015 series. The biggest drop in audience is for those in the 4-15 age group, which now account for around 8% of the total audience, as opposed to 11% in 2015. Since the revival the highest average has been for Series 4 shown in 2008, which had an average of 8.05 million watching.

Full ratings information can be found here




World Enough and Time - Official RatingBookmark and Share

Monday, 3 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus


Doctor Who - World Enough and Time had an official rating of 4.995 million viewers.

The episode was the 21st most watched programme of the week, and the 9th highest rated programme on the BBC.

The official rating is a much more accurate value than the initial overnight reported figure. It includes all those who recorded the programme and who watch it within one week.

Doctor Who was the second highest rated programme on Saturday, just behind Casualty which had just 3,000 more viewers.

The soaps took all top 13 places with Wednesday's Coronation Street at the head with 8.09 million watching. The BBC's highest rated programme was EastEnders with 6.12 million viewers. The highest rated non-soap was the BBC's Poldark with 5.93 million viewers.




The Doctor Falls - AI:83Bookmark and Share

Monday, 3 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Falls: Mondasian Cybermen (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))
Doctor Who - The Doctor Falls had an Audience Index or AI score of 83.

The score is an indication of how much the audience enjoyed the episode. Scores are drawn from a panel of around 20,000 people who are representative of the UK population. The score of 83 is regarded as good.

The highest score achieved by the two main channels on Saturday was for Casualty which scored 85.




The Doctor Falls - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Sunday, 2 July 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Falls : The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Mondasian Cyberman, The Master (John Simm) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls was watched by 3.75 million viewers, a share of 25.3% of the total TV audicence, according to unofficial overnight figures.

Good weather across large parts of the UK resulted in another Saturday of low ratings with Casualty topping the chart with 4.05 million watching. Pointless Celebrities, shown just before Doctor Who, had 3.26 million viewers, while Pitch Battle, Shown after The Doctor Falls, had just 1.85 million.

On ITV the highest rated programme was The Voice Kids with 3.90 million watching. Against Doctor Who, Catchphrase had 3.36 million, while the film Quantum of Solace had 2.25 million watching.

NB: Viewers to BBC One HD in Scotland have reported having sound problems with the final five minutes of Doctor Who. The episode is complete on iPlayer.

Final figures will be available in 8 days time, with Doctor Who likely to top the chart for the day.




The Eaters of Light - Official RatingBookmark and Share

Monday, 26 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus


Doctor Who - The Eaters of Light had an official rating of 4.73 million viewers.

The episode was the 26th most watched programme of the week, and the 11th highest rated programme on the BBC.

For the second week running, Doctor Who was the highest rated programme on Saturday, overtaking Casualty which was ahead in the initial overnight figures.

Top for the week was Coronation Street with 7.86 million watching. The BBC's highest rated programme was EastEnders with 6.6 million viewers




World Enough and Time - AI:85Bookmark and Share

Monday, 26 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus
: Bill (Pearl Mackie), Missy (Michelle Gomez), Nardole (Matt Lucas) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Jon Hall))
Doctor Who - World Enough and Time had an Audience Index or AI score of 85.

The score is an indication of how much the audience enjoyed the episode. The score of 85 is the highest since the series 8 episode Dark Water, and the joint highest of the Capaldi era.

The score is the joint highest score achieved by the two main channels on Saturday, with Casualty and The Voice: Kids also scoring 85.




World Enough And Time - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Sunday, 25 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus
: The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))
Doctor Who: World Enough And Time had an audience of 3.37 million viewers, a share of 22% of the total TV audience, according to unofficial overnight figures.

The day as a whole suffered from very low ratings with the highest rated show, Casualty, only getting 4 million watching. Mrs Brown's Boys had 3.38 million while Pitch Battle had just below 2 million.

Over on ITV the highest rated show was the children's version of The Voice which had 3.80 million watching.

Official figures will be released next week.




The Eaters of Light - AI:81Bookmark and Share

Monday, 19 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Eaters of Light: The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Nardole (Matt Lucas) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))
Doctor Who - The Eaters of Light had an Audience Appreciation or AI figure of 81

The Appreciation Index in an indication of how much viewers enjoyed the episode. It is based to the reactions of a selected panel of viewers, who rate the episode shortly after transmission.

The highest score for the evening on the two main channels was for Casualty, which scored 85




The Eaters of Light - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Sunday, 18 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus
The Eaters of Light: Kar (Rebecca Benson) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))Doctor Who - The Eaters of Light, had an audience of 2.89 million viewers, a share of 22% of the total TV audience, according to unofficial overnight figures.

The overnight rating is the lowest the series has received in its history, just below that received by The Lie of the Land, which was up against the Britain's Got Talent final.

Doctor Who faired relatively well compared to other programmes on Saturday with all suffering from the good weather across the UK on Saturday with the highest rated programme, BBC News, getting just 4.09 million watching. Casualty had 3.75 million while Mrs Brown's Boys had 3.40 million. Pitch Battle, which followed Doctor Who had just 2.03 million watching.

ITV peaked with just 3.11 million viewers for The Voice Kids, while the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason had just 1.60 million viewers.

Final figures which will include those who recorded the programme and watched it later, will be published next week.




Lie of the Land - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 12 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus


Doctor Who - The Lie Of The Land had an official rating of 4.82 million viewers.

The episode, which was shown against the final of Britain's Got Talent, managed to slip into the top 30 programmes of the week. thanks to viewers who recorded the programme and watched it within a week of transmission.

The official rating is the first time Doctor Who has dropped below 5 million viewers since the series returned in 2005.

Doctor Who was the 9th most watched programme on BBC Television for the week, and the 2nd most watched programme on television on Saturday night.

The week was dominated by the ITV talent show, with the various heats, shown throughout the week, dominating the chart. Britain's Got Talent, however, didn't take the top spot. That was achieved by the concert One Love Manchester, held to honour and raise money for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, which had 11.63 million watching.




Empress Of Mars - AI:83Bookmark and Share

Monday, 12 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Empress of Mars: The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Jon Hall))
Doctor Who - Empress Of Mars had an Audience Appreciation or AI figure of 83

The Appreciation Index in an indication of how much viewers enjoyed the episode. It is based to the reactions of a selected panel of viewers, who rate the episode shortly after transmission.

83 is considered a good score, roughly similar to the scores achieved by the last series of the show,

The highest score for the evening on the two main channels was for Casualty, which scored 84.




Empress Of Mars - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Sunday, 11 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Empress of Mars: Friday (Richard Ashton) (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide (Simon Ridgway))Doctor Who - Empress Of Mars had an estimated audience of 3.58 million viewers, a share of 20.6% of the total TV audience, according to unofficial overnight viewing figures.

Viewing figures were down across the day with no programme getting more than 5 million throughout the day.

Top for the day was Football: World Cup on ITV with 4.73 million watching. The Voice, Kids, had an audience of 4.23 million.

On BBC One, with the ramifications of the UK Election still shaking the country, BBC News at 10pm actually topped the chart with 4.32 million watching. Casualty had an audience of 3.9 million, whicle the comedy Mrs Brown's Boys had 3.58 million watching, Making Doctor Who 6th for the day.

The film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom had 2.06 million viewers

Final figures should be available next week.




The Pyramid At The End Of The World - Official RatingBookmark and Share

Monday, 5 June 2017 - Reported by Marcus


Doctor Who - The Pyramid At The End Of The World had an official rating of 5.79 million viewers.

The rating was enough to make Doctor Who the 14th most watched programme on British Television for the week and the 6th highest on the BBC.

Top for the week was again Britain's Got Talent with 10.62 watching. Doctor Who was helped by following Match of the Day which topped the BBC weekly chart with 7.50 million watching the FA Cup Final.

Doctor Who was the highest rated non-soap drama for the week.