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August 31st, 2014 39 comments

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.


  • booboo

    August 30th, 2014 - 12:22pm

    thats peak, 6.8 is average

    viewing figures are a taken every 5 minuets a believe

  • Harold Saxon

    August 30th, 2014 - 12:20pm

    another report said the figures were 7.3 million


    August 29th, 2014 - 7:03am

    Ah, thats ok 🙂

  • 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 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 - 5:29pm

    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!

  • 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.


    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.

  • Alex

    August 26th, 2014 - 4:36pm

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


    August 26th, 2014 - 7:45am

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

  • Eternal Dalek

    August 25th, 2014 - 10:30pm

    Anyway the 11th Doctor said ‘Miss Ya’.

  • Eternal Dalek

    August 25th, 2014 - 10:16pm

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

  • alex

    August 25th, 2014 - 5:54pm

    *knew *clara

  • 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.


    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 - 2:44pm

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

  • Anonymous

    August 25th, 2014 - 1:07pm

    It has just been updated to 8.2

  • Marswho

    August 25th, 2014 - 12:05pm

    Actually it was Peter Davidson, but yeah I agree.

  • 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.


    August 24th, 2014 - 6:48pm

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

  • 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 🙂

  • 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

  • peter henderson

    August 24th, 2014 - 4:52pm

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

  • 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.

  • Tardisnt

    August 24th, 2014 - 1:34pm

    You know 2million people! 😯

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • the astronaut of death

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:45am

    No too high

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

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