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May 4th, 2013 31 comments

The Crimson Horror Overnight Viewing Figures

Hide Overnight Viewing Figures

The Crimson Horror had an overnight audience of 4.6 million viewers, a share of 25.2% 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.

Source www.doctorwhonews.net

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 Final 7.37 Million

Hide overnight 5.0 Final 6.61 Million

Journey to the Centre of the Tardis Overnight 4.9







31 comments

  • Harold Saxon

    May 8th, 2013 - 7:03pm

    Remember i player is an integral part of viewer catch up for many now so we must not act like it isn’t there,overall viewing figures are good.

  • geronimo2605

    May 7th, 2013 - 9:53pm

    14th doctor, I disagree with you, Matt gives it a very ‘modern’ feel but Steven just needs to go and give it a rest for now. And if doctor who took another break I wouldn’t be able to take it, I would have a meltdown!!!

  • Anonymous

    May 7th, 2013 - 8:26pm

    ^ lol, the 14th doc is right. How does viewers switching off point to different viewing habits? It points to dimihsing popularity.

  • Oliver Griffin

    May 7th, 2013 - 7:52am

    This is because people are watching television differently to how they were a few years ago

  • The 14th Doctor

    May 6th, 2013 - 5:28pm

    Oliver, you aren’t taking into account the fact that the final figures are falling as well. A final figure of 6.6 mil was considered a decent overnight a few years ago.

  • MrsWho

    May 6th, 2013 - 12:11am

    Exactly. The warm weather and longer days…people are outside enjoying themselves. It’s a lot easier to catch an episode when it’s already dark outside and cold. Personal opinion but this is how I feel. On a miserable day more people would be around to switch the t.v. on and watch it.
    I love the episodes especially the Gatiss ones. They have a very ‘League of Gentlemen’ feel. People are always moaning and any negativity is definitely not good for the series.
    What do you people expect? It’s a series not a movie and I think for 45mins episodes they’re doing a pretty good job. The effects are good, props don’t look tacky, good cinematography, costumes etc. Also it’s a family tv series so it can’t be too complicated otherwise younger viewers won’t be able to follow the plot. There’s also the mystery around Clara’s identity which slowly unfolds and will hopefully make the final episode a lot more interesting and all the pieces will fall into place.

  • The 14th Doctor

    May 5th, 2013 - 10:06pm

    ^Oliver, do you realise that even the final figures are getting lower? Hide had a final of 6.6 mil. The Impossible Astronaut scored 6.5 in over nights, and at the time, we all thought THAT was bad.

    I used to tell myself that it was all down to nasty opposition and viewing methods, like you are doing now, but The Crimson Horror wasn’t facing anything big this week, and it performed badly.

    The viewing is simply falling. It’s not deniable any more. I think that Steven Moffat and Matt Smith will leave at the end of series 8 (but that’s just a hunch, I’ve not got proof!) And then once they do leave, it needs to have a year or two off air again.

  • Big D

    May 5th, 2013 - 10:00pm

    booboo I couldnt have put it better. Well said. Agreed with every word.

  • The Flying Shark

    May 5th, 2013 - 8:19pm

    I was expecting a lot more than that!

  • Lea

    May 5th, 2013 - 6:17pm

    yeah your everyone who’s worried shouldn’t be!

  • Oliver Griffin

    May 5th, 2013 - 6:00pm

    Actually these figures are really good because 1 in 4 people watching television were watching doctor who. Plus most people record programmes nowadays which is not included and doctor who is number 1 on BBC iplayer. So don’t panic they won’t cancel it. The figures are dropping because overall less people are watching live television because recording and catch up services are more convenient. Once the recorded shows have been watched and iplayer viewers included Doctor Who is actually reaching over 10 million viewers according to a recent study by the BBC. these figures are great and as doctor who is the bbcs flagship Saturday night programme and is more popular worldwide an ever it will not be leaving our screens any time soon.

  • Oliver Griffin

    May 5th, 2013 - 5:59pm

    Actually these figures are really good because 1 in 4 people watching television were watching doctor who. Plus most people record programmes nowadays which is not included and doctor who is number 1 on BBC iplayer. So don’t panic they won’t cancel it. The figures are dropping because overall less people are watching live television because recording and catch up services are more convenient. Once the recorded shows have been watched and iplayer viewers included Doctor Who is actually reaching over 10 million viewers according to a recent study by the BBC. these figures are great and as doctor who is the bbcs flagship Saturday night programme and is more popular worldwide an ever it will not be leaving our screens any time soon.

  • Ben Roberts

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:54pm

    During Tennant’s time as the Doctor, the overnight figures were over double what we’re getting now.

  • booboo

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:37pm

    I dont need to search for excuses

    All i’m saying is that the BBC will look at the big picture, total tv audience, iplayer, overseas audience DVD sales, merchandise sales etc etc etc, Doctor Who is exporting well at the moment and getting strong viewing figures in other countries.

    And if they feel it needs a change or needs cancelling or whatever then thats up to them

  • Anonymous

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:22pm

    ^ I love your optimism, but you’re kind of just searching for excuses now. I think we need to accept, we are losing viewers. It doesn’t mean the end of the show. It just means that the BBC better do something about it.

    For instance, Hide’s final figure was 6.61 mil. The Impossible Astronaut had an overnight of 6.5 mil and we all panicked about that, until it went up.

  • booboo

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:12pm

    Best of the series for me but in a way it bought home how quickly these episodes move and how much i miss the “classic” format

    This had many similarities to the Talons of Weng Chiang, my favourite story (and Carry on screaming but that another matter)

    The acting from Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling (especially) was superb, streaks a head of many other episodes.

    Turn this into a 4 (or even 6) 25 mins episode story and flesh out the characters and back story and not so much dashing about and i would be fantastic, but it would also have about 2m viewers most probably.

  • booboo

    May 5th, 2013 - 2:00pm

    probably because more and more People are using iplayer which aren’t included and its finding it audience for this era which may not be big as the past but still good for a drama.

    If the BBC dont think its good enough the we will see what happens.

  • Anonymous

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:42pm

    ^yeah Booboo, but even the final figures have been dropping.

  • Anonymous

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:33pm

    BooBoo did you like the crimson horror

  • The Silence

    May 5th, 2013 - 1:11pm

    The show is as popular as it’s ever been, if not more, as it has nearly 80 million fans worldwide. They wouldn’t dare cancel it now. There’d be outrage.

  • Da Big Friendly Button

    May 5th, 2013 - 12:41pm

    I agree, I think it is time for a revamp.

  • booboo

    May 5th, 2013 - 12:20pm

    bank Holiday and good weather

    even i watched it later this week, 1st time ever but with HD iplayer who cares

  • Matt Smithy

    May 5th, 2013 - 11:51am

    Sorry, I mean 4th most watched. Oh no, casualty has beaten Doctor who ,WE ARE DOOMED! Only joking. Guys, one place down is fine. I’m just wondering why it was such a big drop this week. Oh well, life goes on.

  • booboo

    May 5th, 2013 - 11:43am

    its always about 1 million i think but these are not included in final figures

    Like i said BBC will look at the bigger picture, how, when and how many overall watch.

  • Adam

    May 5th, 2013 - 11:33am

    Such a shame the overnight is so low as it was the best episode of this half of series 7 but to be honest I expected it as it was such a sunny warm evening on a bank holiday weekend and 6.30 is to early for this time of year. Fingers crossed the final figure will go over 6 million but the week on week drop is a big worry. I wonder if the i player figures are on the rise though?

  • outnumbered

    May 5th, 2013 - 11:04am

    14th dr i agree

    dr who has gone down hill thats why the figures are going down

    NOT because other shows

  • Anonymous

    May 5th, 2013 - 10:55am

    Terrible ratings. Been dropping week by week now

  • The 14th Doctor

    May 5th, 2013 - 10:53am

    Everyone who says this isn’t worrying is in denial. This is dreadful. Even if we get 2 million + for the final rating, that still won’t even be 7 million. And you can’t use Britain’s Got Talent as an excuse this time!

  • booboo

    May 5th, 2013 - 10:35am

    BBC wont be worried, overseas and merchandise sales are very lucrative for them and they will look at the bigger picture

    we just have to accept that it isn’t a “must watch it there and then” programme any more with many choosing to watch a recording later or on iplayer. its overall audience is still very large

  • Tardis’nt

    May 5th, 2013 - 10:32am

    These figures are going down so much, i’m worried that the show might get axed again

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