The Return Of Doctor Mysterio (Season 10 — Episode 1)
9:00pm-10:30pm EST (02:00 GMT) « » « »
BBC America (adverts during broadcast)
Featuring: Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Justin Chatwin, Charity Wakefield
The Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost.
Synopsis Source: BBC America website schedule listing
Initial figures: 1.14m viewers (overnight) (45th place day)
Consolidated figures: 1.70m viewers (+3 days)
On the night, the Christmas Special achieved 1.24m viewers, with a rating of 0.4 among the 18-49 range. The position resulted in the episode being 45th overall in the chart for Christmas Day, which was dominated by the NFL (Thursday Night Football from 4:30pm earning some 14.77m viewers, 4.5 in the 18-49 range).
In the timeslot, sport continued with Football Life on NFL Network (8pm, 2.72m, 0.9, 7th), ESPN showing NBA (1.39m, 0.5, 26th), and various channels were showing movies: Freeform (7:45pm, 1.87m, 0.8, 10th), USA Networks (9pm, 1.53m, 0.5, 35th), Hallmark (8:00pm, 3.65m, 0.5, 28th; 9:30pm, 2.84m, 0.5, 40th), TBS Network (8:00pm, 1.07m, 0.5, 41st), and Comedy Central (8:30pm, 0.84m, 0.3, 76th). Adult Swim showed two episodes of Bobs Burgers (9pm, 0.73m, 0.4, 64th; 9:30pm, 0.94m, 0.5, 32nd), whilst the Food Network showed Holiday Baking Champion (9pm, 1.29m, 0.3, 87th). [source: TVByTheNumbers]
The Neilsen Live+3 ratings showed that The Return Of Doctor Mysterio rose to 1.7 million total viewers, with 0.9 in the 18-49/25-54 ranges. It was BBC America’s top programme for the year across all key demos, and was the No. 1 most social program on Christmas night across Facebook and Twitter. [source: Deadline]