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Last updated 23 November 2019
Broadcast: Sunday 4th November 2018
7:00pm-7:50pm GMT < > « » Premiere < > « »
(actually broadcast at 18:59:35)
Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh, Ben Bailey Smith, Lois Chimimba, Brett Goldstein, Suzanne Packer

Injured and stranded in a far-flung galaxy, the Doctor and her friends must unite with a group of strangers to fight one of the most unusual and destructive creatures in the universe.

Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:

Initial figures: 6.120m viewers (overnight), 29.5% audience share, 2nd place day, 6th place week
Consolidated figures: 7.761m viewers (+7 days), 33.0% audience share, 6th place - BARB Week (Four Screen), AI 79
Additional figures: 8.320m viewers (+28 days) (4th place)

Overnights: Sunday's ratings for all programmes were slightly down on last week, probably because of the large number of firework displays around the country marking Bonfire Night. Highest for the day was the Strictly Come Dancing - Results Show which had 8.83 million viewers, with the BBC Drama The Little Drummer Girl had 3.82 million.ITV peaked with 4.12 million watching The X Factor while, against Doctor Who, The Chase: Celebrity Special had 3.74 million viewers.Saturdays Strictly Come Dancing topped the week with 9.46 million, while Channel 4 achieved one of its best every ratings, coming third for the week with 7.51 million watching The Great British Bake Off. Monday's two editions of Coronation Street took 4th and 5th places. [source: Doctor Who News]

Consolidated ratings: Top for the week was Saturdays edition of Strictly Come Dancing getting 11.13 million watching. Channel 4 took number 2 with The Great British Bake Off getting 10.34 million viewers.The Tsuranga Conundrum had an Appreciation Index score of 79, again scoring higher with female viewers. [source: Doctor Who News]


BARB Reports

BARB TV: Live: 4.249m(timeslot)/4.27m(actual); Timeshift+7: 3.245m(ts)/3.22m(a) (7.494m total); Timeshift+28: tbc
[first week breakdown: 1.872m(VOSDAL), 0.658m(Mo), 0.221m(Tu), 0.103m(We),0.096m(Th), 0.033m(Fr),0.214m(Sa) estimated]

4 Screen +7 breakdown:
Initial: 7,493,700(TV set), 147,956(PC/laptop), 65,821(Tablet), 53,288(Smartphone); 4 Screen total: 7,760,765
25 Nov 18: 147,957(PC/laptop), 65,824(Tablet), 53,290(Smartphone); 4 Screen total: 7,760,771

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

4 Screen +28 breakdown:
8 Dec 18: 7,995,900(TV Set), 175,587(PC/laptop), 82,474(Tablet), 66,343(Smartphone); 4 Screen total: 8,320,304


DRAMA Trapped in a futuristic medical facility aster an adventure goes wrong, the Doctor is on the back foot, struggling with injuries as her friends and fellow patients come under attack from mysterious forces. Happily, after a few stories set on Earth, this week adds some proper science-fiction ideas, introducing a universe of gleaming spaceships and outer-space cultures (a highlight comes when the gang meet a pregnant male alien), and even slipping in a physics lesson about antimatter.

It's fast-paced, explosive fun - and probablt the most unusual hospital drama you'll catch on TV this week.

Credit: Radio Times, p68