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September 7th, 2014 12 comments

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Robot of Sherwood Overnight Viewing Figures 5.2 Million

Robot of Sherwood Overnight Viewing Figures 5.2 Million


Doctor Who Robot of Sherwood had an overnight audience of 5.2 million viewers. It came second on the day to x factor.

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

Into the Dalek is already over 7.00m.



  • Graham Frank Lawton

    September 7th, 2014 - 7:15pm

    Liked it but no tureys in Europe at that time robin coment in cell

    • Anonymous

      September 8th, 2014 - 5:02pm

      Run that one past us again?

    • MrHaloWho

      September 9th, 2014 - 7:03pm

      I think he said there were no turkeys in Europe at that time, as Robin commented in the cell.

    • Anonymous

      September 10th, 2014 - 1:49pm

      Depends on your definition of a “turkey”, what we would call a turkey certainly weren’t in Europe, but there is a belief that guinea fowls were named “turkey fowls” (and it was because the two animals were mixed up that the name for the North American bird stuck). It could be that they were referring to these animals rather than the American ones (by production error).

  • Al

    September 7th, 2014 - 1:39pm

    According to other sites 5.2M works out to more than 25% share of the UK audience. US network shows would kill for that kind of percentage. Per capita, DW is huge. Don’t apply 20th century standards to those numbers.

    • Anonymous

      September 8th, 2014 - 3:40pm

      Exactly – people forget that this is a sub genre show. No other Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV show would get any where near that kind of percentage share.

      I agree – Overnight figures mean less and less. Those figures may have been important about 5-10 years ago but not in a time when people watch shows when and where they like on their devices.

  • Harold Saxon

    September 7th, 2014 - 1:24pm

    why second to x factor?the x factor isboring and should be axed!5.2 is fine

    • Anonymous

      September 8th, 2014 - 5:00pm

      If Y Factor keeps getting beat by Strictly….then it will be axed 🙂
      However, we shouldn’t compare against shows made for the masses. We should compare against dramas etc. DW probably gets more average viewers than any othe drama on TV (soaps don’t count…they are made for the masses too).

  • BattleOfPond

    September 7th, 2014 - 12:35pm

    Wow, that’s low for Doctor Who standards.


    • Anonymous

      September 7th, 2014 - 12:37pm

      Almost 2 million watched into the dalek on timeshift. Its fine.

    • booboo

      September 7th, 2014 - 1:31pm

      7.3 final, that’s fine

  • MasonbingleyDW

    September 7th, 2014 - 10:09am

    This site makes me so happy cos it tells us how the other episodes that haven’t been revealed yet are doing. Thanks


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