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May 1st, 2011 63 comments

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Impossible Astronaut Final Viewing figures 8.9m

The Impossible Astronaut Viewing figures

Screenshots from The Impossible Astronaut have been added to the gallery Here.

Final viewing figures show that the The Impossible Astronaut achieved nearly 8.9 million viewers with a massive time shift really showing that viewing habits are changing, this was well on par and even beating some season openers. These figures do not include iplayer.

Overnight viewing figure showed that The Impossible Astronaut achieved 6.5 million viewers.




  • Christiane Duncan

    May 10th, 2011 - 6:09am

    I am a huge fan of Dr Who or maybe I should say was…. this last ones.well I do not really know. They just don’t seem to care about it any more. The Story was just unbelievable and I am actually sick of all the kissing I do not care about that .if I want that I watch Big Brother!!
    Still hoping that it will pick up but I guess that a lot of parents will just switch off if it continues like this.

  • Joshua

    May 2nd, 2011 - 11:41am

    8.9 Is very good, but its overnight ratings were something like 6.1 or 6.2 million which is terrible for the new/revived series. Is it true that series 6’s budget is allot lower than previous years?

    • Joshua

      May 2nd, 2011 - 11:43am

      Oops, I didn’t see the bit at the bottom about 6.5 million overnight, I am corrected

  • Fox Mulder

    May 1st, 2011 - 11:03pm

    That’s amazing let’s hope this keeps up, I guess with the rise of DVR boxes and online catch up services, one can not truly trust over night viewing figure anymore , let’s try not to panic anymore like I have done LoL

  • Stan

    May 1st, 2011 - 7:47pm

    They really should include the iplayer results in numbers. Now I don’t bother watching on the TV (My computer screen is larger!) and just watch live online.

    • The Dark Side of the Moon

      May 2nd, 2011 - 1:09am

      Yep…I know a few like you. Infact I have some friends who dont own a telly…they just watch the various online channels (such as iPlayer)…it means they dont have to pay for a liecence…

    • Anonymous

      May 2nd, 2011 - 4:59pm

      Actually to use the iPlayer you do need to pay the lisence fee (as specified in the Terms and Conditions on the website). The difference is these ratings are not included in teh official BARB ratings as they cannot tell if someone has watched it multiple times and it would take the ratings far longer to come out.

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