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Deep Breath Final Viewing Figures 9.17 million

Deep Breath Final Viewing Figures 9.17 million


Deep Breath has achieved Final Viewing Figures of 9.17 million. Iplayer is not included in this figure

Doctor Who Deep Breath had an overnight audience of 6.8 million viewers with a 32.5% share. Its nearest rival, Casualty achieved a much lower 4.2 million.

Overnight figures have become more and more unreliable as to the true picture with many people using iplayer and other media.



  • Anonymous

    September 2nd, 2014 - 3:29pm

    i think clara is the doctor’s daughter

    • Anonymous

      September 3rd, 2014 - 12:18am

      How on earth did you reach that conclusion?

    • phoebe

      September 4th, 2014 - 9:15pm

      Wait what?

    • meredith

      September 4th, 2014 - 9:23pm

      PETER CAPALDI can barely be understood here in America. I need text to follow virtually everything he says, speaking far too quickly.
      Everything feels wrong, brilliant actor I have no doubt, just can’t follow a word the man says.
      Why a Scots accent, thought the Dr was supposed have a neutral one, hence Tennent speaking with a slight Londonish accent
      Love Coleman, I think an Actress called Jessica Fox (Hollyoaks) should be brought back as the assistant originally played by Wndy Padbury, they look identicle.
      Lastly, Susan never died, what’s with rewriting the Doctors history Mr Moffet?

    • Avery

      September 15th, 2014 - 10:36pm


  • Jamie

    August 31st, 2014 - 4:19pm

    very good!

  • Hello rusty

    August 31st, 2014 - 1:48pm


  • Fiona Ting

    August 30th, 2014 - 4:30pm

    I think it was best start for the new series this year also the new actor is wonderful performance new incarnation doctor

  • Harold Saxon

    August 30th, 2014 - 12:20pm

    another report said the figures were 7.3 million

    • booboo

      August 30th, 2014 - 12:22pm

      thats peak, 6.8 is average

      viewing figures are a taken every 5 minuets a believe

  • Autumn

    August 28th, 2014 - 5:29pm

    Does anyone know when BBC will upload the full video to their site? I can’t seem to find that information anywhere. Or when HULU will upload it? Everything I find says it will after it airs live, which clearly it already has, but nothing more specific. One time through isn’t enough to wrap my head around it!


      August 28th, 2014 - 5:33pm

      Do you mean ‘When will the episode be on the Internet ?’ ?.

      It’s available on BBC iPlayer. You can find a link to it on the official Doctor Who website.

    • Autumn

      August 28th, 2014 - 5:44pm


      Sorry I should have specified the BBC America site. The iplayer is only available in the UK where sadly I am not.


      August 29th, 2014 - 7:03am

      Ah, thats ok 🙂

  • alex

    August 25th, 2014 - 5:53pm

    Any one of you realize that the woman at the end in ‘heaven’ is Clara? She was called missy and matt smith called clare that in the phone call at the end, it sound like miss you but she said missy! The woman also claimed to be the doctor’s boyfriend, and capaldi said it might be your boyfriend before she answered the phone call. Who else could she be? People have always thought of Clara and the doctor as a couple previously more than the usual doctor and companion. The woman also new about the doctors accents, clara also mentioned his scottish accent in the final scene.

    • alex

      August 25th, 2014 - 5:54pm

      *knew *clara

    • Eternal Dalek

      August 25th, 2014 - 10:16pm

      I was thinking that maybe she’s a version of River Song?

    • Eternal Dalek

      August 25th, 2014 - 10:30pm

      Anyway the 11th Doctor said ‘Miss Ya’.


      August 26th, 2014 - 7:45am

      No it’s not Clara, she’s a totally new characters called the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.

    • Alex

      August 26th, 2014 - 4:36pm

      I’m sure it will be revealed to be Clara, just wait


      August 26th, 2014 - 4:47pm

      No, seriously, she is a totally new character.

      Why do some fan’s hope that a new character will turn out to be River Song [or in your case, Clara] ?, why can’t they accept River is gone for good [thank Rassilon] and is not some re-incarnated woman called the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.

      Really annoys a lot of us fan’s when some hope someone new is someone we already know so well.

    • liz

      August 26th, 2014 - 7:30pm

      Just flew back in off holiday and one of the first things to do was watch the first episode with the new doctor. I am so disappointed it just lacked luster and did not flow from the previous doctors I really found it quite boring and I am a fan from the late sixties until now hope it improves otherwise they will have to have another reincarnation sooner rather than later.

    • Anonymous

      September 2nd, 2014 - 12:42pm

      Nobody said River Song is gone, she can always come back with time travel

  • Anonymous

    August 25th, 2014 - 2:44pm

    Is the opening theme / sequence going to be different for next episode?


      August 25th, 2014 - 3:53pm

      No, same as always, none of that movie of the week style nonsense that none of us liked during the first half of series 7 back in 2012 with Amy and Rory, thank Rassilon !!.

  • Anonymous

    August 25th, 2014 - 1:07pm

    It has just been updated to 8.2

  • Last Goth Standing

    August 25th, 2014 - 11:03am

    I tried to avoid the hype, because there was far more hype than was necessary…. That being said, Peter Capaldi is older than William Hartnell was when he first portrayed The Doctor. Peter has a proven record of playing surreal and shocking characters (The Thick Of It, Neverwhere) and he is a very entertaining and versatile actor. I don’t know how he will make his mark on the Doctor Who universe, but I am sure it will be an exciting journey. The first episode was a superb mix of comedy, mystery and steampunk science fiction. The dinosaur did seem a bit over the top, but the various references to previous doctors (the long scarf & etc.) were a brilliant touch. The whole skit about “I’ve seen this face before” (Fires of Pompeii)very cleverly explained away the similarity. Remember that Colin Baker portrayed a Galifreyan guard who tried to stop Tom Baker’s incarnation before becoming the sixth incarnation himself. All said and done, I loved it.

    • Marswho

      August 25th, 2014 - 12:05pm

      Actually it was Peter Davidson, but yeah I agree.

  • TARDIS2014

    August 24th, 2014 - 6:25pm

    At the age of 56 Peter Capldi plays as the DOCTOR.

    Found the first epiosde cool, not sure how the TARDIS crashed into the dinosaus mouth.

    Goodluck New Doctor who

    • Jason

      August 24th, 2014 - 6:47pm

      The Dinosaur yawned after a good nights sleep.

      While it’s mouth was wide open, the Tardis came out of the Time Vortex in space, flew fast towards the Earth, flew straight into the Dinosaurs big wide mouth as it yawned, and once stuck in the Dino’s belly, dematerilised back into the Time Vortex taking the poor Dinosaur with it, making the poor creature scream in utter terror before ending up in Victorian London and vomiting the Tardis out quick.

      That’s how 🙂


      August 24th, 2014 - 6:48pm

      Oops, used my real name instead of my Deviant Art username, oops 😀

  • peter henderson

    August 24th, 2014 - 4:52pm

    Well i thought i was a not bad start to a new season good luck Dr who

  • Tim M

    August 24th, 2014 - 11:19am

    I think ‘Deep Breath’ might have got more viewers if it hadn’t followed that dire celebrity gymnastics crap! If Doctor Who follows ‘Strictly’ in a few weeks then we might see a vast improvement. Not that I’m saying I’m a fan of ‘Strictly’ cos I clearly am NOT! But people do seem to love that show.

  • Jamie

    August 24th, 2014 - 11:19am

    I doubt the cinema screenings really made much difference to the overall figures, should probably reach around 9 million when the final figures come in.

  • the astronaut of death

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:45am

    No too high

    But I imagine most people went to the cinema to see it.

    • NathanWho

      August 24th, 2014 - 10:56am

      yeah, it would be a lot higher if everyone stayed at home.
      this is just assuming that they count 1 for every cinema screen.
      but of course they could’ve counted the tickets.
      i don’t think it will ever be as high as the day of the doctor ever again…

    • Anonymous

      August 24th, 2014 - 11:38am

      This doesn’t include iPlayer viewings…pretty much every I know use IPlayer now so you can add at least 2 million to the final figures. For a sci fi show these figures are amazin. 32% share in a world with 100s of channels….unreal!

    • Tardisnt

      August 24th, 2014 - 1:34pm

      You know 2million people! 😯

    • Anonymous

      August 24th, 2014 - 2:40pm

      Ha..very good 🙂

      Thankfully not but that’s an estimate, based on past reports I’ve read, of how many people watch DW via iplayer.

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