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See broadcasts for BBC OneThe Ghost Monument (2/11 Series 11)

Last updated 23 November 2019
Broadcast: Sunday 14th October 2018
6:55pm-7:45pm BST (17:55 GMT) < > « » Premiere < > « »
(actually broadcast at 18:55:00)
Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh, Shaun Dooley, Susan Lynch, Art Malik

Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends survive a hostile alien environment to solve the mystery of Desolation?

Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:

Initial figures: 7.110m viewers (overnight), 33.4% audience share, 2nd place day, 3rd place week
Consolidated figures: 9.002m viewers (+7 days), 37.2% audience share, 4th place - BARB Week (Four Screen), AI 82
Additional figures: 9.807m viewers (+28 days) (3rd place)

Overnights: The figures, although down on the season premiere, is enough to make Doctor Who the third most watched programme of the week, behind two editions of Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly took top spot for Sunday with 9.2 million watching. The main Saturday edition got 10.6 million viewers as was the most watched programme of the week.Just before Doctor Who, Countryfile had 4.94m watching, while later the drama The Cry managed 4.59m viewers.It was a good night for Bradley Walsh who had 4.8 million watching The Chase: Celebrity Special on ITV, directly opposite his Doctor Who appearance. ITV's highest rated programme was The X-Factor with 5.1 million viewers. [source: Doctor Who News]

Consolidated ratings: Top for the week were the two editions of Strictly Come Dancing, with the Saturday show getting 12.03 million watching. Channel 4 had a rare entry into the top ten at number 3 with The Great British Bake Off getting 9.22 million viewers.On ITV Coronation Street managed to get 8.0 million watching and was fifth in the weekly chart. [source: Doctor Who News]


BARB Reports

TV Live: 4.648m(timeslot)/4.63m(actual); Timeshift+7: 4.023m(ts)/4.04m(a) (8.671m total); Timeshift+28: tbc
[first week breakdown: 2.459m(VOSDAL), 0.623m(Mo), 0.307m(Tu), 0.129m(We), 0.203m(Th), 0.130m(Fr), 0.106m(Sa)]

4 Screen +7 breakdown:
Initial: 8,670,800(TV set), 183,993(PC/Laptop), 83.376(Tablet), 63.350(Smartphone); 4 Screen total: 9,002,119
18 Nov 18: 183,994(PC/Laptop), 83,379(Tablet), 63,950(Smartphone); 4 Screen total 9,002,123

BARB didn't record STV Player Web Live data for this period.

4 Screen +28 breakdown:
8 Dec 18: 9,381,900(TV Set), 232,009(PC/Laptop), 109,739(Tablet), 83,511(Smartphone); 4 Screen total 9,807,159



 The Ghost Monument: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Graham (Bradley Walsh) (Credit: BBC Studios (Simon Ridgway))DRAMA Jodie Whittaker is the Doctor, of course but she's also like an endearingly bossy sister (older/younger, it doesn't matter), the one who will always help you out, who will always be ready with good advice, who will always be there to cheer you up with a laugh. And, of course, who will always be there to save your life.

We left the Doctor and her three companions hanging in space at the end of the opening episode, but they are quickly rescued by a couple of cynical pilots (Susan Lynch and Shaun Dooley) in ropey spaceships.

After crash-landing on a desolated planet with three suns, the little group meets a lofty potentate in a tent (Ark Malik) and everyone is hurled into an allegorical adventure about catastrophe and mass-murder and ethnic cleansing. But there's a punch-the-air moment at the end.

Credit: Radio Times, 62