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October 8th, 2018 11 comments

13th Doctor Debut Attracts 8.2 Million Viewers

The first episode featuring the 13th Doctor attracted a massive 8.2 million viewers. Final figures should be available in a weeks time.


  • prototype dalek

    October 22nd, 2018 - 4:24pm

    Never like when they compare the debut’s to Eccleston and tennant, there is an upper hand now with online and iPlayer as that wasn’t available back then, all you had was a repeat in the week on BBC 3 and that was it, the debut’s probably would have been much higher compared to now when it’s on Iplayer for at least a month.

  • Tim M

    October 14th, 2018 - 6:06pm

    I’m going to guess the overnight viewing figures for ‘The Ghost Monument’ will be 7.8 million.

  • peter chen

    October 13th, 2018 - 2:59pm

    After 3 seasons in the grave, doctor Who is born again ! Moffat and Cappaldi was not eable to exterminate the time traveller, Hurra ! Jodie Whitteker is full of humour, live, energy. We got the feeling it is Tennant to be reincarnated in this 13th doctor.

  • Pats86

    October 10th, 2018 - 7:53pm

    Every season starts better than it finishes, usually it drops gradually then peaks slightly on the penultimate episode then drops for the final.
    Bit that was under Moffat so maybe it will stay steady throughout the season if the writing is better, I expect it will be but we’ll see.

  • The Doctor Will See You Now

    October 9th, 2018 - 1:06pm

    Best ratings for a series opener in TWELVE years! Fantastic start of Chibnall and Whittaker.

  • Blungering Hinklesburn

    October 8th, 2018 - 7:20pm

    Superb. Let’s just hope it keeps this up!

  • paul

    October 8th, 2018 - 4:51pm

    That is a great start for the new series! ok ok people are still gonna whinge but for me bring on episode 2! soundtrack sounds awesome!

  • Anonymous

    October 8th, 2018 - 4:28pm

    Well I am shocked. 8.20, and that is just overnight, Chris you have my full trust. This is the highest premiere for Doctor who since series 4. I hope this continues

  • The Outcast

    October 8th, 2018 - 2:00pm

    This is a good sign. Fingers are crossed for these good signs to continue!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 8th, 2018 - 10:10am

    That’s a very good start! Hopefully people enjoyed the episode and will tune in again for The Ghost Monument.

  • the ergon

    October 8th, 2018 - 10:01am

    Thats the best viewing fgures in a while, so a healthy start, although most would have tuned in out of curiousity i presume. They now need to keep improving on the quality of the stories to maintain this.


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