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Last updated 23 November 2019
Broadcast: Sunday 28th October 2018
7:00pm-7:50pm GMT < > « » Premiere < > « »
Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh, Sharon D Clarke, Tanya Fear, Shobna Gulati, Chris Noth

The Doctor and her friends get back to Yorkshire, meeting Yaz's family, only to find something strange going on with the spiders in Sheffield.

Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:

Initial figures: 6.430m viewers (overnight), 29.3% audience share, 2nd place day, 3rd place week
Consolidated figures: 8.219m viewers (+7 days), 32.9% audience share, 4th place - BARB Week (Four Screen), AI 83
Additional figures: 8.702m viewers (+28 days) (4th place)

Overnights: The figure is slightly up on the previous weeks rating. Doctor Who was second for the eveining with Strictly Come Dancing - The Results taking top place for the day, and the week, with 9.14 million watching. The BBC Drama The Little Drummer Girl had 5.19 million watching.ITV peaked with The X Factor Results with 4.2 million viewers. Against Doctor Who, The Chase: Celebrity Special had 3.83 million watching.Doctor Who is currently the third highest rated programme for the week, behind the two editions of Strictly Come Dancing. Coronation Street is fourth with 6.41 million. Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off had 6.06 million viewers and is 6th for the week. [source: Doctor Who News]

Consolidated ratings: Top for the week were the two editions of Strictly Come Dancing, with the Saturday show getting 11.47 million watching. Channel 4 once more took number 3 with The Great British Bake Off getting 9.50 million viewers.On ITV Coronation Street managed to get 7.86 million watching and was fifth in the weekly chart. [source: Doctor Who News]


BARB Reports

BARB TV: Live: 4.404m (actual); Timeshift+7: 3.570m (7.974m total); Timeshift+28: tbc
[first week breakdown: 2.025m(VOSDAL), 0.591m(Mo), 0.232m(Tu), 0.189m(We), 0.189m(Th), 0.133m(Fr), 0.166m(Sa)]

4 Screen +7 breakdown:
Initial: 7,973,800(TV set), 131,155(PC/laptop), 62.684(Tablet), 51,139(Smartphone); 4 Screen total: 8,218,778
18 Nov 18: 131,155(PC/laptop), 62,685(Tablet), 51,139(Smartphone); 4 Screen total: 8,218,779
8 Dec 18: 131,203(PC/laptop), 62,721(Tablet), 51,139(Smartphone); 4 Screen total: 8,218,862

BARB didn't record STV Player Web Live data for this period.
[Urdu 1 Europe, Capital TV, Heart TV, BEN Television data also missing]

4 Screen +28 breakdown:
8 Dec 18: 8,395,600(TV Set), 162,577(PC/laptop), 79,457(Tablet), 64,474(Smartphone); 4 Screen total: 8,702,109


DRAMA in an episode titles Arachnids in the UK see what they did there?) Sex and the City's Mr Big, Chris Noth, plays a hotel mogul with a spider problem, it's a sturdy, fun episode full of 1950s horror B-movie hokum, miles away from the crushing sanctimony of last week, with Noth (via writer Chris Chibnall) having a few sly digs at his global fame.

The Doctor and her little band are back in Sheffield, where Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh) return home. But after all they've been through together, life can't be the same again in South Yorkshire, and there are big decisions for everyone.

First - a creepy infestation...

Credit: Radio Times, p62