The Pilot (Season 10: Ep 1)
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BBC America (adverts during broadcast)
Featuring: Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Pearl Mackie
Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill. A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a chase across time and space. Bill's mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined.
Synopsis Source: BBC America website schedule listing
Initial figures: 0.92m viewers (overnight) (13th place day)
TV By The Numbers summarised: "The long break between seasons of “Doctor Who” resulted in markedly lower ratings for the show’s return on Saturday. The 10th season of the show premiered on BBC America Saturday to 921,000 viewers and a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49. That’s very good for the channel on most nights — but well below the Season 9 premiere way back in September 2015, which drew 2 million viewers and 0.9 in the 18-49 demographic. Spinoff series “Class” debuted outside the Top 25 originals with a 0.2 and 535,000 viewers. Saturday’s premiere was more in line with the ratings for the 2016 Christmas special (0.4, 1.14 million)."