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April 12th, 2010 71 comments

The Eleventh Hour Final Ratings

The Eleventh Hour Final Ratings

The official BARB website has revealed that Matt Smiths Debut story, The Eleventh Hour has achieved a huge Final Rating of 10.08 million viewers ( including Hd ).

Overnight viewing figures showed that Matt Smith’s 2nd episode, The Beast Below was watched by 6.7m million viewers (including HD) with a 34% audience share.

Although at first glance the rating may look on the low side it was by far the most watched programme of the day beating it nearest rival by nearly a million viewers.

Full figures including those who recorded it and watched it within 7 days will be available form BARB in a couple of weeks time.

Source: Doctor Who News page

71 comments

  • Andrew Hall

    April 11th, 2010 - 9:18pm

    Didnt want to cause arguments over ‘bad egg’ stories everyone, so aplogies for raising this issue. I agree that it is too early to judge the first stories but I so wanted to like this one but as hard as I tried, I couldnt. Im the first person who hates to knock the programme but I did think there were too many elements over the 45 minutes that were jumbled together. Each season has always had one stinker, right from Hartnells days upto the present. Hopefully this is the one for this season. Theres a lot of stinkers from Tom Bakers era after the Horror of Fang Rock. A lot of stinkers! Anyway, bring on the Daleks next week!

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  • Jason

    April 11th, 2010 - 8:34pm

    The ratings aren’t that low cos there was an FA cup semi final on at the same time so that would have taken at least a million viewers of Doctor Who. So no need to fret the viewers will be back next week

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  • TC

    April 11th, 2010 - 8:09pm

    We’ve had two episodes so far. It’s too early to say there’s a ‘bad egg’ and it kind of annoys me that people are passing such judgments already. Wait til the season is done, and don’t heap too many expectations on any particular story, just take them as they come.

    I thought The Beast Below was quite good. Not ‘instant classic’ but one of those ones that’s rather good but gets neglected in the face of other stories. Matt and Karen continue to delight as a great Doctor/Companion team and there was some nice synthesis with classic series continuity (Earth getting roasted by solar flares in the 29th century was established in “The Ark In Space”). The bits about the whale being tortured by the people reminded me of Planet of the Ood, but this time due to plain ignorance rather than overt racism and greed. And I like that Amy saved the day, it shows she’s already being observant and learning.

    @ Callum:

    Season 1 – Aliens of London/World War Three & Boom Town (because I despise the Slitheen)

    Season 2: Agree with you, Love & Monsters and Fear Her

    Season 3: Hard to say, though Last of the Time Lords had too much ‘magic button’ in the ending.

    Season 4: No real ‘bad eggs’, but Planet of the Ood and The Doctor’s Daughter were the low performers for me

    Seasons 1 and 2 definitely had ‘bad egg’ episodes, but by 3 and 4 even the weaker ones were much better than those of the previous years. The show has definitely improved with each year it’s been on.

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  • Callum Metcalfe

    April 11th, 2010 - 7:53pm

    Yes but Tardis Wiki says anything!!

    But however I think that one of the final episodes will be called Crack In Time and be about the crack in time and there are rumors that they will be called Pandorica Opens and Big Bang.There are also very strong rumors that one of the Silurian episodes is called Cold Blood

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  • the 1st doctor

    April 11th, 2010 - 7:19pm

    episode 10) is called ‘Vincent and the Doctor. (Well thats what TARDISWikia says!)

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  • Callum Metcalfe

    April 11th, 2010 - 7:07pm

    What I want to know is all the episode titles not just rumors but the real titles:

    Episodes 1-7 have been confirmed,but I want 1-13!!!!!!!

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  • WHO DUDE

    April 11th, 2010 - 6:28pm

    I LOVE THE NEW SERIES AND I ALSO LOVE THE NEW THEME TUNE. WHAT I WHANT TO KNOW IS WHATS WRONG WITH IT.

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  • the 1st doctor

    April 11th, 2010 - 3:53pm

    @ Callum Metcalfe
    I disagree, I don’t think ‘Fires of Pompeii’ was a bad egg but thats just my opinion.
    I don’t think ‘The Beast Below’ was a bad egg either I loved the ending with Winston Churchill!

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  • booboo

    April 11th, 2010 - 3:42pm

    I preferred the eleventh hour but The beast below was ok, there were some good twists as such, i think the problem is my anticipation for next weeks episode overshadowed it slightly.

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  • Callum Metcalfe

    April 11th, 2010 - 3:11pm

    Yes:Here are the bad eggs:

    Series One: The Unquiet Dead or Fathers Day

    Series Two: Love & Monsters or Fear Her

    Series Three: The Lazarus Experiment or 42

    Series Four: The Fires Of Pompeii or Midnight

    Please say your opinions

    I don’t think The Eleventh Hour or The Beast Below have been bad though but however I think the plot for Amy’s Choice sounds stupid so I might not enjoy that one!!

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  • Andrew Hall

    April 11th, 2010 - 1:25pm

    A lot of fans criticised Russell T Davies for some of his stories, but now that Moffat is head writer maybe the number of stories he has to write may not be of the same quality we are used to. Im a big Russell fan and loved the majority of his stories. I was very dissapointed with last nites, but I still have high hopes for the rest of the season. Every season has one bad egg!!!

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  • third doctor

    April 11th, 2010 - 1:16pm

    the doctor who episodes dont seem to be exciting it dont have no connection of excitment and serious drama to it. russel t davies done this very well but steven moffat just making it boring

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  • Andrew Hall

    April 11th, 2010 - 1:12pm

    Bit of a worry last nights episode. Hope its just the bad egg of the season. Matt was great again but the story seemed a bit rushed. Who were the Smilers? No explanation and I thought Liz Ten was a bad idea and her acting a bitt ott. Stupid ending too, with Churchill phoning the Doctor! What was that all about? This unfortunately is Moffats first bad story. I aint blinkered and been a Who fan since ’74 and have to say I didnt enjoy it. Last weeks was much better. I hope Victory of the Daleks is a return to form.

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  • the doctor’s adventures

    April 11th, 2010 - 11:50am

    The Beast Below was a brilliant episode even at the end when Winston Curchill phoned the Doctor and we sore the Dalek’s shadow and when wee sore the Beast undernieth Starship UK and Amy saying her ryhm about the Beast and seeing the Crack that was in Amys room in the Evleventh Hour about the Pandorica that the universe is cracking up.

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  • booboo

    April 11th, 2010 - 11:19am

    Some said that of Christopher Eccleton and David Tennant, and all previous Doctors and companions for that matter.

    Every one has their own opinion.

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  • Callum Metcalfe

    April 11th, 2010 - 11:17am

    One thing though did all the smiler’s die and if so,how?

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  • harley

    April 11th, 2010 - 11:13am

    I was just reading the comments and the third doctor said david tennant was brill,christopher eccleston bril and matt smith and compion cant act that is a horrble thing to say

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  • the 1st doctor

    April 11th, 2010 - 10:58am

    I could hardly hear last nights episode cause at the same time we were ordering a curry! I will catch up on YouTube or I’player

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  • ryan

    April 11th, 2010 - 10:09am

    i was definately better than last weeks one. it was more intense and a bit creepier. i liked The Smilers and Liz 10 was good.

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  • Callum Metcalfe

    April 11th, 2010 - 9:57am

    I thought the episode was fantastic don’t know whether I liked it better than last week.I think I liked it the same!What did u think to it

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  • booboo

    April 11th, 2010 - 9:48am

    The comments below refer to Th Eleventh Hour

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  • the 11th doctor – used to be DRWHO?

    April 9th, 2010 - 8:38pm

    the new dr who theme is amazing if you like it go onto: bbc.co.uk/drwho and click on news and features 😀

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  • Some bloke writing a comment

    April 8th, 2010 - 2:38am

    I find it funny how people are saying the new theme tune isn’t good and it shouldn’t have been tampered with, despite the fact it’s closer to the original. Also, I believe the fact Matt Smith acts like David Tennant shall only be temporary, as if it’s a completely different character the not-so die-hard fans will feel like it’s too different to watch, and even Moffat who is trying to return the series to greatness knows that he can’t afford to loose figures. Matt Smith is doing fine, and of course he is going to receive a vast amount of criticism from the people who aren’t willing to give him a full try.

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  • TC

    April 6th, 2010 - 6:45pm

    They weren’t specific although Rory didn’t seem happy when Jeff was mentioned, so who knows.

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  • Callum Metcalfe

    April 6th, 2010 - 9:40am

    And was Jeff Amy’s ex-boyfriend or cousin or something

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  • TC

    April 5th, 2010 - 10:29pm

    @ Callum:

    She was Jeff’s grandmother, because he called her ‘Gran’ at one point.

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  • Callum Metcalfe

    April 5th, 2010 - 9:58pm

    In the episode who was the women who Amy went home to, with the Doctor, she was oldish and lived with Jeff. Who was she though.

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  • Bad Wolf

    April 5th, 2010 - 8:04pm

    Series 1 or Series 5

    Technically it’s series 31 🙂

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  • TC

    April 5th, 2010 - 8:00pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed the episode and rank it up there with the best of the series’ Doctor-Intro stories. Matt IS the Doctor, no matter what else some people might think. I also loved the hologram of all the other Doctors and them Matt stepping through: “Hello. I’m the Doctor. Basically… run.” That was the moment when his Doctor finally clicked into place.

    Karen is also brilliant as Amy. With much of her life built around her childhood encounter with the Doctor and how that affected her, I think it’ll bring a new dynamic to the Doctor/Companion relationship we haven’t seen before.

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  • Tony

    April 5th, 2010 - 6:16pm

    Was a little apprehensive as thought David Tennant was great but thought Matt did a fantastic job. Great story to start the series and love the new assistant.
    I think Steve Moffat’s stories are great. They have the humour but with suspense and a scary edge.
    This is going to be a superb series!

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