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September 11th, 2011 14 comments

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The Girl Who Waited Overnight Viewing Figures

The Girl Who Waited Overnight Viewing Figures

Overnight Viewing Figures for The Girl Who Waited show that it was watched by 6.0 million viewers with a 26.8% audience share. It was the 3rd most watched programme of the day behind strictly come dancing and the x factor.

More accurate full figures will be available in just over a weeks time.




  • Mels

    September 17th, 2011 - 2:10pm

    You’re also forgetting the ratings happening worldwide…

  • Andrew b

    September 14th, 2011 - 2:10am

    Strictly and x factor are audience participation shows that require you to view at first airing so you can chat about it txt or tweet or facebook in realtime, should you be so inclined. This is why these types of shows have made a come back. Far more people are likely to watch Dr Who on iplayer or recorded or on second airing or download from iTunes, where as if you’ve missed the other shows most people probably wouldn’t go out of their way to catch up.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    September 13th, 2011 - 11:52pm

    That’s true, and Dr Who is brilliant, marvellous work, in comparison to the likes of the other LIVE stuff, which attracts LIVE AUDIENCES.

    -Were as Dr Who’s viewers tend not to be LIVE, but often view the latest episodes coming out on their planner, or BBC Iplayer.

    That’s the reason why the viewing figures aren’t through the roof, but the figures themselves dont really account for all the VIEWERS 😉

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    September 13th, 2011 - 11:48pm

    Dr Who is not failing as a Series, the Viewing figures are NOT in decline, they are still high as ever, with people recording the epsiodes rather than watching LIVE, I am one of the many who do this.

    The viewing-figures we get are only about a third of the REAL audience who have seen the episode.

  • THE DR

    September 13th, 2011 - 5:52pm

    Come on dr who i know u can do better!!!!!!!!

    Need:new head writer,better stories and a lot less river song and complicated stuff (its all to timey wimey for me!)and better monsters!!!!!!

  • thedw11

    September 13th, 2011 - 4:37pm

    i did watch x factor and my dad watch stricly but i can not miss doctor who. but then agan most (mabe all) of the people that comment on here are doctor who fans.

  • Harold Saxon

    September 11th, 2011 - 6:45pm

    dratted reality tv shows seem to like trouncing dr.who. 6 million isnt bad though,but those show might be more appealing to the casual viewer,but who is still doing very well.

  • Anonymous

    September 11th, 2011 - 2:24pm

    Dr who came third. people should really get out more!


    September 11th, 2011 - 12:26pm

    Strictly and X Factor are automatic table toppers because of the way TV works right now. The fact Doctor Who managed 6.0 million against Red or Black (beating Red or Black) is great. Most shows would kill to be the 3rd most watched of the night when against Strictly and the X Factor. Good TV doesn’t equal good ratings sadly.

  • matt smithy

    September 11th, 2011 - 10:44am

    and don’t forget, lots of people would have been tuning on to the end of strictly ready to watch doctor who!

  • Ian

    September 11th, 2011 - 10:13am

    Well reality shows and celeb shows always do well. They are simple “wallpaper” TV. However most people watch these shows as they are broadcast rather than record them whereas drama is something people nowdays schedule so they can sit down and enjoy it. Thats why you see such a big difference between these overnights and the final figures. I expect that when the final ratings are out that Dr Who will move ahead of Strictly.

  • Justininferno

    September 11th, 2011 - 10:03am

    Why not…? Those shows are huge and attract different audiences than Doctor Who. Of course they are going to appeal to more generics than Doctor Who.


    September 11th, 2011 - 10:01am

    i sort of can, x factor, it’s something for the whole family to watch, not that doctor who isn’t, but x factor is not scary or sometimes complicated to a point when my mum can’t understand it, x factor can be scary when a really freaky person walks on. lol

  • the 507th doctor

    September 11th, 2011 - 9:51am

    i can not belive that strictly come dancing and the x factor are beating doctor who

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