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Doctor Who Christmas Special Final Ratings

Christmas Special Final Ratings

Final Christmas viewing figures are now available with Doctor Who coming third. Although its ratings are now much larger from the overnight figures there were some massive time shifts, especially from Downton Abbey which came top. These figures do not include iplayer which many people now use to catch up on their viewing.

1 Downton Abbey – 11.60m
2 EastEnders – 11.33m
3 Doctor Who – 10.77m
4 Coronation Street – 10.51m
5 Absolutely Fabulous – 9.07m

Overnight viewing figures showed that The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe was watched by 8.9 million viewers.




  • georgia-doctor

    April 25th, 2012 - 4:35am

    thats the point!!!

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    January 29th, 2012 - 6:15pm

    I record it on BBC HD ! And that doesn’t even count in the final ratings, jsut shows ratings are often misleading ! 🙁

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    January 29th, 2012 - 6:14pm

    You mean since a Christams Charol.

    And hte ratings for Series 6 were below 10 million but they weren’t as bad as you may think, the initial live ratings (at about 6 million) donot count those who record the episode in the week, or watch the repeat in that week, or even Iplayer. When they do count all of that, the rating for (say, Impossible astronaught) went from a 6.9 to a healthy 8.6 ! :lawl:

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    January 29th, 2012 - 6:12pm

    If you didn’t like the special, fair enough, it was massively flawed.

    But don’t rip on Steven Moffat, he’s a great vision for this series, and has brought Dr Who alot closer to the true form (apart from the rubbish new Daleks, that was the only bad decision).

    Since the David Tennant years, the Series really does feel like a continuation to the Classic era than just a mad reboot that does it’s own thing and gives no respect to the shows history. Thanks to the Moff. Give him a chance 😉

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    January 29th, 2012 - 6:09pm

    Funny you should all say that, because Head-producer Moffat and actor Matt Smith had a great interview on BBC I-player (or wahtever) and were told by the guy on the radio an idea about the JFK assassination for the 50th anniv

    And they were like: “So, the Doctor killed JFK ?” 😯 !!

    We’ll see, but it may be too sensitive a matter, having John F Kennedy’s assassination dealt with in a Science-fantasy series. ❗

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    January 29th, 2012 - 6:06pm

    I want to see the Tetraps, they were cool Monsters, if done right. 😉

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    January 29th, 2012 - 6:05pm

    Anyone else think the Christmas special wasn’t very Dr Who-ish ?

    I found it didn’t make any sense, though I understand Steven Moffat’s approach, trying to make sure Doctor Who is still the cleverest, biggest Sci-Fi fantasy show on TV , as he says, it’s got to be. 😉

    So they forced alot of the drama and happy-ending/plot developments that felt wierd were all forced to amke the episode better from a dramatic point of view, although it was much less believable becuase of this. 😯

    This is al lwhat I read in DWM.

  • timeisrunningout.

    January 21st, 2012 - 6:18pm

    it was enjoyable. but ALOT like lion with adn the wardrobe.. hense the title.

  • doctor daddy cool 67

    January 11th, 2012 - 6:04pm

    A JFK story with The Doctor is a must…please make it so !

  • Fox Mulder

    January 11th, 2012 - 9:30am

    Well why shouldn’t it. dr who will be fifty and Kennedy assisination will be fifty so there you go. Kennedy and the doctor need to bee on screen fighting aliens in the white house.

  • Fox Mulder

    January 11th, 2012 - 9:28am

    The Next Christmas special should be a A Doctor Who remake of “it’s a Wounderful life”…..with Aliens and Time travel , Whi Agrees. ????

  • Fox Mulder

    January 11th, 2012 - 9:26am

    The yeti would be AWSOME. Or a modern remake of It’s A Wounderfull life…….with Aliens.

  • Fox Mulder

    January 11th, 2012 - 9:25am

    It was terrible. I give it 1/10 it gets a one because the doctor was in it.

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