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May 8th, 2011 33 comments

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Curse of the Black Spot Overnight Viewing figures

Curse of the Black Spot Overnight Viewing figures

Overnight viewing figures show that The Curse of the Black Spot achieved 6.2 million viewers. It was the second most watched programme of the day behind Britain’s got talent. Full ratings will be available in a few days time




  • the flaw games

    May 14th, 2011 - 7:34am

    this story was rather good, but it would be better if they hadn’t have rushed it

  • dr who fan

    May 10th, 2011 - 6:25pm

    I love doctor who and I am a girl 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • dr who fan

      May 10th, 2011 - 6:36pm

      sorry I dont know why theres a 1 on the end

    • Fishy Frank

      May 12th, 2011 - 6:30pm

      Or indeed as to why there is a random 10.

    • the flaw games

      May 14th, 2011 - 7:35am

      same. but i am a boy

    • DrWhofanno23142536

      May 20th, 2011 - 7:59pm

      Doctor who is fab ,can’t wait for the rebel flesh?!?!?!?!

  • Tom Ford

    May 9th, 2011 - 8:39am

    Again, the show was second most watched programme of the day!!!

  • paul cox

    May 9th, 2011 - 1:58am

    I wouldn’t worry about the ratings because as far as i am concerned Dr Who was the top show on that night, i hardly classify Britains got talent as a show in the same league as the good doctor!

    6.2 million on the night? Looking good!

  • g0fwk

    May 9th, 2011 - 12:33am

    nuts to the viewing figures, I like it, and so do one or 2 others.

  • Fox Mulder

    May 8th, 2011 - 7:32pm

    Seriously cancel dr who now and save Stephen Moffat feelings

    • Ian

      May 8th, 2011 - 8:01pm

      Seriously do you not get this thing on overnights. Every week its the same, you see failure when there isnt any. You need to get some perspective.

    • booboo

      May 8th, 2011 - 8:50pm

      Matt Smiths Second series has so far had higher final ratings than David Tennants 2nd series – puts it in perspective a bit, ditch the over nights, they are meaning less now

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2011 - 8:56pm

      I don’t think they should be ditched, but they should be revealed as part of the final rating rather than a week earlier as it is causing problems.

    • booboo

      May 8th, 2011 - 8:58pm

      yes that probably better- the headlines should be the massive time shifts it achieving and just how many people want to watch it

    • The Dark Side of the Moon

      May 8th, 2011 - 9:20pm

      Fox Mulder does make me laugh…I think he stressess more about the ratings than the BBC.
      As BooBoo said, they’re alot higher than DT’s 2nd series (the show is a lot better too. DT’s second series was awful).

      I’m glad the show does seems to be edging its way back to its later slot.

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2011 - 9:22pm

      On top of that, the BBC also adds on the iPLayer ratings onto the final figures when considering ratings which BARB do not. So the ratings in the BBC’s eyes are even higher.

    • Geog

      May 8th, 2011 - 9:38pm

      It may seem low, but when you compare it as the 2nd highest viewing figures of the night, is not as bad.

  • harold saxon

    May 8th, 2011 - 6:31pm

    That’s pretty good,in the autumn run it will be on the same night a stupid x factor,i hate reality shows! Doctor who is doing well,lots of interest in it at the minute.

  • Julian Prime

    May 8th, 2011 - 6:19pm

    Its getting boring repeating myself! A that’s a million up on last weeks overnights. B the first episodes final figures went 2 MILLION on time shift. That should tell u what u need to know. C you can’t compare viewing figured from the 80’s. No one gets those ratings any more there’s too much choice. It’s all good people. Why does Dr Who encourage such doom Sayers???? It’s doing well. It’s the Beebs best people. 🙂

    • booboo

      May 8th, 2011 - 6:28pm

      I know what you mean the over nights are doing more harm than good and are irrelevant these days because they dont even come close to the actual figure

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2011 - 7:22pm

      All that matters is the BBC are not listening to the press and are using the BARB ratings with the ratings they get from the iPlayer added on to determine Doctor Who’s future. Day of the Moon’s final ratings have come in and are 7.3 million viewers which is about the same time shift as The Impossible Astronaut had.

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2011 - 7:41pm

      Steven Moffat says that if people are critising you after doing something for a while then it means you are doing good and they are jealous.

  • doctor who #1 fan

    May 8th, 2011 - 4:59pm

    i have it i know who the eye patch lady she is amys nurse when she is going throw labour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jonathan Turner

    May 8th, 2011 - 2:55pm

    I think Series 6 is doing well but it will do better in September

  • Joe

    May 8th, 2011 - 1:08pm

    guys, just remember that it was on at 6:15 on a sunny day. people were probably having a bbq or sitting in the warm weather. Doctor Who is on too early, if it was on at 7:00 or 7:30 the ratings would increase drastically.

  • NotADalek

    May 8th, 2011 - 12:54pm

    …only 6.2 million…oh dear. It’s almost like Doctor Who’s lost attention, despite the fact that it was the second most watched programme of the day.

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2011 - 1:31pm

      This is not the final figure, people who have recorded it have still to be added. Also the BBC take into accoutn iPlayer ratings which BARB don’t in the future of the show.

    • dr who fan

      May 10th, 2011 - 6:32pm

      I record it and watch it over a million times !

  • Joshua

    May 8th, 2011 - 12:40pm

    These ratings are good but they could be much better, in the classic series episodes achieved ratings much higher than this overnight.

    • booboo

      May 8th, 2011 - 12:54pm

      When there were only 3 channels to watch and no recording devices – totally different now

    • Davros Ate My Cat

      May 9th, 2011 - 12:45am

      Doctor Who may have got bigger ratings in the classic series, but there were many more programmes with far bigger audiences at the time. If you go back even further, Tony Hancock was getting a huge audience for his show, but then you had only two channels to choose from!
      Fans should stop worrying about the ratings – just enjoy the show.

  • jimbob

    May 8th, 2011 - 12:00pm

    its always 2nd most watched! GRRRRRRRR bgt!

  • dr who fan

    May 8th, 2011 - 11:10am

    Wow scary who is the I patch person !


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