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Day of The Moon Overnight Viewing figures

Day of The Moon Overnight Viewing figures

Overnight viewing figures show that Day of The Moon achieved 5.4 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




  • doctor stu

    May 4th, 2011 - 5:10pm

    how did rory return

    • superdalek

      May 6th, 2011 - 4:32pm

      In series five episodes 12 and 13 the Nestine made a living plastic duplicate and at the end of episode 13 he had never died anyway so there you go.

      Thank you, Thank you. 🙂

  • doctor stu

    May 4th, 2011 - 5:10pm

    lots of questions,
    near the end of episode 1, rory goes missing when he and river are in craigs TARDIS,
    where did the doctor and amy go after she shot the astronaut and the whole perfect prison plot came out of nowhere. also on the next time for episode 1, there is a voice that says,
    “lauching in 20, we are stil go for apollo 11, 15,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 good luck and god speed” but this wasnt said on the actual episode

  • Anonymous

    May 2nd, 2011 - 6:58pm

    What happened I’n this episode of doctor who

  • Doctor Who Star 100

    May 2nd, 2011 - 2:46pm

    i’m confused, like many
    long list of questions:
    who is river song?
    who is the little girl?
    who was the eye-patch women?
    what killed the doctor? (i know it was an astronaught but if the girl was set free in 1969 how did it kill the doctor? *see next question)
    how come they didn’t go into a paradox?
    is amy pregnant or not?
    why did river kiss the doctor?
    and i’m gonna stop now cause my fingers hurt.

    • doctor stu

      May 4th, 2011 - 5:05pm

      what about, why was the TARDIS from the lodger in the episode.

    • the silence

      May 7th, 2011 - 7:34am

      i can answer who is the little girl?
      i think the dr and amy have a babyand thats who that little girl is because at the end of
      episode 2 of the 6TH series the girl regenorates.

    • Doctor Who Star 100

      May 15th, 2011 - 8:24pm

      @ The Silence
      amy could just be holding the kid, we established it was the doctor’s but it could be river’s for all we know! The doctor and river’s kid with amy holding it, seem’s bit better than the doctor’s & Amy’s.

  • doctor stu

    May 2nd, 2011 - 12:17pm

    there arent any day of the moon screenshots on the picture gallery.

    • booboo

      May 2nd, 2011 - 2:24pm

      There are so many sites doing automated screenshots, about 2000 per episode that ours seem to be redundant so we probably wont be doing them in future

    • doctor stu

      May 4th, 2011 - 5:06pm

      aww, but i love the screenshots on this site, you capture each indivudual moment with imense detail. Almost all the doctor who images i own are off this site

    • Doctor Who Star 100

      May 15th, 2011 - 8:26pm

      @ doctor stu
      don’t split hairs but add it anyhow!

  • doncity

    May 2nd, 2011 - 10:05am

    i think the girl is amys and rorys and the doctor some how got merger in or the tardis changed the baby and she will be a companion in the future and either become the next doctor or save the doctor by giving up her life somehow

    • Doctor Who Star 100

      May 2nd, 2011 - 2:36pm

      it would explain a lot but it’s a bit of a random idea.

  • DoctorWho4eva

    May 2nd, 2011 - 8:57am

    i think the first 2episodes of series 6 are better than all of series 5 put together.

  • PAUL Mace

    May 1st, 2011 - 11:53pm

    Fascinating episode, very interwoven with references to the Silence in flashback to previous (last series)episodes. The aliens were very menacing and curious why they were wearing suits, seemed a bit incongrous but made them very menacing. The little girl at the end is I think River Song, so perhpas there are two time lords?

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2011 - 2:43pm

      but riversong is human

  • Mooncat

    May 1st, 2011 - 10:54pm

    I also think there’s a lot of parents who are recording the show and watching after younger children have gone to bed – maybe vetting it for scariness before alowing their children to watch it, after all it was billed as one of the scariest monsters ever and much darker than usual

  • harold saxon

    May 1st, 2011 - 7:39pm

    thOSE FIGURES will IMPROVE! it was a very very good episode and we should not worry!

  • dalek95

    May 1st, 2011 - 6:32pm

    that little girl is scottish like amy and she regenerated like the doctor are you thinking what im thinking

    • Fishy Frank

      May 1st, 2011 - 9:30pm

      She wasn’t Scottish.

    • Doctor Who Star 100

      May 3rd, 2011 - 4:52pm

      she wasn’t scottish, sorry to interrupt ur daydream.

  • Anonymous

    May 1st, 2011 - 5:06pm

    booboo at the top of the page it says: The Impossible Astronaut achieved 5.4 million viewers instead of Day of the Moon,so i think its a mistake! 😀

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2011 - 5:54pm

      yes it was a duplicate article i had ready forgot to alter it there

  • kylie

    May 1st, 2011 - 4:42pm

    doctor who amazinggggggg funny FUNNY

  • the silence

    May 1st, 2011 - 4:39pm

    The Little girl who is she? who was the woman with the the patch?
    Why was there a picture of Amy and a baby?
    Some bits were complex but other than that it was great, can’t wait until Curse of the Black Spot, looks amazing! 🙂

    • steff

      May 2nd, 2011 - 6:55pm

      i think the eye patch woman could have been river

  • Fox Mulder

    May 1st, 2011 - 4:01pm

    That’s very Bad, it’s getting worse, what next 3 million then 2 million then cancilatuon ?

    • Ian

      May 1st, 2011 - 4:37pm

      Really dont know why you seem to love to be fatalistic but have a look at the now confirmed figures for ep 1 which are nearly 9 million and in allignment with previous seasons. These overnight figures are more harm than good as they really do not tell people anything of value and seem to just start unnecessary misery.

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2011 - 4:48pm

      These overnight figures are more harm than good

      Exactly what i said last week

    • Joshua

      May 2nd, 2011 - 10:42am

      Totally agree, those ratings are Sylvester McCoy bad!

  • doctor who #1 fan

    May 1st, 2011 - 3:36pm

    The little girl is amy ponds daughter but its not rorys its the doctors because she regenerated but i think the little girl is a main character how is coming up but i think all of our questions will be ansewerd on a good man goes to war and who the heck is jim the fish????????????????????????????

  • booboo

    May 1st, 2011 - 3:04pm

    someone very reliable with access to the final figures show that 8.9m watched The Impossible Astronaut, and that’s without i player, massive massive time shift.

  • Joel Pickering

    May 1st, 2011 - 2:30pm

    I really liked it. It was streets ahead of most of the stuff last year. That said, I was a little disappointed that they rather skipped over last weeks cliffhanger, and I didn’t really understand why the FBI were chasing them at the begining. Still, I’ll watch it again later and hopefully things will become a little clearer. I like working things out gradually in any case.

    The ratings were a little worrying thought. Some of slyvester McCoys stuff actually got higher “overnight” ratings ( videos recordings weren’t counted in the late 80s). The time slots too bloody early. I should be on after so you think you can dance not before.

    We shouldn’t panic though. I honestly think the BBCs attitude to Doctor Who is different than it was in the late 80s and early 90s and so they will be more supportive of the show. In any case it seems hardly anybody watches anything any more, there are so many channels.

    All in all a good two parter.

  • simon w

    May 1st, 2011 - 1:33pm

    I to think the time slot for this new series should not be at 6pm but moved to eather 7pm or even 7.30pm so ppl can watch it. there are ppl i know that work until 6pm and by the time they get home its finished. 7 to 730 pm is a good time if the sun is out then ppl can spend time in it then get home to watch the show. So come on BBC move the time its shown.

  • Jonathan Turner

    May 1st, 2011 - 1:24pm

    It was rather good better than some stories last year

  • Ian

    May 1st, 2011 - 12:52pm

    The overnights are low but for most of the week Dr Who was No1 watched show on the Iplayer so I think with the weather and the timeslot more people this year are time shifting their viewing. Even a few years back if the show was on earlier it really hit the viewing figures and far more use Iplayer now than then. I think sadly the Sci Fi fandom has tended to get a bit obsessed with ratings instead of quality. That is understandable as it can lead to cancellation on US networks but without needing to attract advertisers the BBC has a pretty unique position. I know it can get galling if the press or other websites cant get their heads around the fact that the way people watch TV has changed and do negative reporting but lets not get into a series long wringing of hands over how many watched and just go by the fact of did we like an episode or not. If TV was just about ratings we would never have anything but wall to wall reality shows and soaps. I do however think the TV exec that decided to commission the Hare thing and put Dr Who on at 6 needs to be tested for substance abuse.

  • Geog

    May 1st, 2011 - 11:26am

    A definatley better episode than last week.

  • RedBlu

    May 1st, 2011 - 10:23am

    Interesting, low figures but still 2nd highest for the day. Does anyone know how much overnight figures on TV have increased/decreased in general lately?
    It always sounds like a con when people say to ignore the overnights, but it really does seem like more and more people are recording/ using iplayer as only reality talent shows and sports ever seem to do well on the night any more.

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2011 - 10:30am

      The overnights dont look good admittedly but the Saturday line up is terrible, Dads army on BBC2 got nearly a million more viewers that than hare thing on bbc1, its not Doctor Who that’s the problem its the timeslot and the whole evening schedule

    • The Dark Side of the Moon

      May 1st, 2011 - 12:11pm

      I agree – whats with the 6pm timeslot? I for one cant watch the show that early so watch it later. For me a 7.30 slot is perfect.

      Not that I really pay too much attention to ratings…but a drop might get us a later slot…

  • The Silence

    May 1st, 2011 - 10:22am

    it was a good episode, considering the ratings, but it was the second most watched of the day.

  • The Silence

    May 1st, 2011 - 10:21am

    quite bad, but at least it was the second most watched, that’s something! 🙂


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