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Journey to the Centre / Tardis Viewing Figures

Journey to the Centre of the Tardis Overnight Viewing Figures

Journey to the Centre of the Tardis had an overnight audience of 4.9 million viewers, a share of 26.7% of the total TV audience.

These overnight figures have become increasingly unreliable as to the true audience. Final figures will be available in 7 days time.


Series 7b ratings so far…

The Bells of Saint John overnight 6.18 Million Final 8.44 Million

The Rings of Akhaten overnight 5.5 Million Final 7.45 Million

Cold War overnight 5.7 million 7.37 Million

Hide overnight 5.0

Journey to the Centre of the Tardis Overnight 4.9



  • Anonymous

    May 3rd, 2013 - 11:02pm

    No, it means roughly 4,900,000 people watched it.

  • random user

    May 3rd, 2013 - 4:28pm

    what does the .9 mean? that someone missing a tooth was watching it?

  • American Doctor Who Fan

    May 2nd, 2013 - 1:24am

    Live+7 figures are now available for the series of Doctor Who episodes shown in September.

    The Live+7 figures give the total numbers viewing a programme within a week of transmission, including all watching on PVR, transmission repeats and on iPlayer.

    Each Doctor Who episode increased its audience by an average of 52% from the initial overnight figure, a much larger increase than achieved by the average BBC One drama, which had a 25% increase. Just under 10% of viewers watched on iPlayer, with the vast majority of iPlayer viewers time-shifting the programme.

    With an average increase of 3.07 million, Doctor Who has the second-largest average increase for Drama in 2012, just being beaten by Steven Moffat’s other series, Sherlock, which increased each episode by an average of 3.34 million viewers. Doctor Who has the largest percentage increase for Drama for the year so far.

    Title. Live+7 First Run Repeats Time Shift i Player
    Asylum of the Daleks 9.65m 51% 66% 4% 20% 10%
    Dinosaurs on a Spaceship8.64m 59% 63% 5% 23% 9%
    A Town Called Mercy9.22m 42% 70% 2% 20% 7%
    The Power of Three 8.68m 55% 64% 3% 24% 8%
    The Angels Take Manhattan8.92m 52% 66% 3% 22% 9%

  • American Doctor Who Fan

    May 2nd, 2013 - 1:20am

    Finally, even if the show did get low ratings with live+7 included, the high AI scores it garners would make the BBC think twice before canceling it.

    Oh and it’s growing popularity in the US, Canada, and Australia along with the other 200 countries I is watched would pretty much cover up for lost viewers in the UK.

    But what I’m trying to say is that it hasn’t lost viewers, it’s just that less people are watching it on TV. According to the Live+7 figures, every episode increased in viewership by 3 million viewers when other platforms were added up.

    Doctor Who’s ratings are also exploding in America, so it here to stay!

  • Mr

    May 1st, 2013 - 3:55pm

    According to the ratings at the top, 4.9 people watched Journey To The Centre of The TARDIS!

  • drjakeyoung

    May 1st, 2013 - 1:48pm

    just saying, the cybus cybermen will appear in nightmare in silver, but these are the old 2006 design ones, but the new design is the mondaision ones!

  • Professor When

    April 30th, 2013 - 6:01pm

    Hey peeps, don’t worry about these viewing figures. For some reason, loads of people were unavailable to watch this Episode. My friends and I, who watch Doctor Who religiously, were all unavailable to watch it. Weird, huh?

  • DavePR

    April 30th, 2013 - 11:10am

    Come on now! These ratings are pretty consistant with all of the Matt Smith era! Just look back over the Ratings link. About half of the fifth season had FINAL ratings of around 6m so this season is doing fine. And if an episode is finishing on 7.5m now, it’s also usually getting at LEAST 1.5m watching on i Player, so that’s 9 MILLION people watching an episode if WHO! good or what!? doesn’t matter how or when they watch, just so long as they watch!

  • booboo

    April 30th, 2013 - 7:36am

    no, i player is not included in the official final figures

    all they count is people we recorded the programme and then watched it within 7 days

  • Black TARDIS

    April 30th, 2013 - 7:31am

    iPlayer does. To be honest though, the recent decline in viewing figures is probably down to the fact that the last 15-30 minutes of Doctor Who clash with Britain’s Got Talent. It seems like 1/2 the nation are deluded into thinking that Britain’s Got Talent is quality TV

  • eddy

    April 29th, 2013 - 4:00pm

    face it guys, its been around for a massive 50 years, just because the viewing have dropped a few million, who cares, it was probably lower with the 1st – 8th doctor! so dont worry, if it has lasted 50 years, then it wont be canceled any time soon!

  • The Flying Shark

    April 29th, 2013 - 3:49pm

    I think it does, but I’m not sure.

  • The Flying Shark

    April 29th, 2013 - 3:48pm

    No, I meant to say after that lottery show, which should be moved to Who’s time, put The Voice on then for half an hour, then Who, so kids can watch it, then the last half hour of The Voice.

  • drjakeyoung

    April 29th, 2013 - 10:13am

    i player does not count towards the final viewing figures.

  • Matt Smithy

    April 29th, 2013 - 8:13am

    actually, its 4.9 million, basically 5 million, remember I player and recording will take its toll 🙂

  • Matt Smithy

    April 29th, 2013 - 8:11am

    Well it is hard to see any show last 10 years anymore, especially after being going 8 years already, and being on the same time as BGT doesn’t help, but REALLY think about it, it is STILL the 3rd most watched show of Saturday, beating thousands of shows after 8 years! Don’t get worried about it yet, figures drop on every drama as time goes bye. Its when figures drop below 3 million the show is at risk. My guess is that the show will get cancelled some time, but probably due to budget, you know how the BBC has been with money recently. 5 million is still really high. Its also always on the top 10 most watched shows of the week, EVERY TIME! 😀 so don’t get worried, we will know when something is wrong.

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2013 - 8:58pm

    For now, everything is fine. But don’t relax. The ratings have been steadily decreasing since series 5 (yes, including the final ones) and if it continues that trend, DW is going down. Personally, I don’t see it still being here this time in ten years.

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2013 - 8:55pm

    The fans will always find ways to convince themselves everything’s lovely. But it’s not. This is a very low rating. The final figures are steadily getting lower.

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2013 - 8:06pm

    The reason the TV trailers are so important this series is that fact that every episode shifts around half an hour on the BBCs schedule, so people might think it’s at 7, check BBC1, and they miss it, the BBC is caring way too much about The Voice it’s painful.

  • 2doctors2000

    April 28th, 2013 - 7:20pm

    No, no, no, no. That is not what I wanted to see, Doctor Who hasn’t had a 4 million in a while, this isn’t very positive.

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2013 - 5:56pm

    Directly against Britain’s Got Talent? It would have faired even worse. The overnights don’t really matter as much these days.


    April 28th, 2013 - 3:30pm

    i agree. watching Hide in day light took away from the scariness.

  • The Flying Shark

    April 28th, 2013 - 3:05pm

    That’s a bit bad, why can’t they put that lottery show on at this time, and move Doctor Who to a later time?

  • drjakeyoung

    April 28th, 2013 - 2:14pm

    it’s because it is being put on the same time as BGT!

  • Matt Smithy

    April 28th, 2013 - 1:26pm

    btw that was me, for some reason it called me anonymous even though I put my name.

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2013 - 1:25pm

    yes, the figures are dropping very low COMPARED to old episodes and I can see why people are worried, but I can tell you it won’t be cancelled or anything like that. Remember this, despite lower figures, IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS THE 3RD WATCHED SHOW OF THE NIGHT. Think about the fact that it is almost always, your not going to cancel a show or anything that beats thousands of other shows, even if the figures are lower than before. It is still very popular and even if it became the 5th most watched show, it would still be popular.

  • Anonymous

    April 28th, 2013 - 12:54pm


  • Ben Roberts

    April 28th, 2013 - 12:12pm

    I know they shouldn’t, but these figures worry me. 4.9 million overnight isn’t exactly brilliant. And the final figures are dropping.

    Yes, I know they got rid of the TV trailers (why? they are always 10 times better than the next time trailer.

    And yes, I know it’s on really early so most people are out and will record it/watch it on iplayer, but even still.

  • Still Not Ginger

    April 28th, 2013 - 12:04pm

    I noticed that to, I wonder were they went

  • the astronaut of death

    April 28th, 2013 - 10:27am

    I just realised the viewers started to go down when they started stopping the TV tariler

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