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Last updated 03 February 2020
Broadcast: Wednesday 1st January 2020
6:55pm-8:00pm GMT < > « » Premiere < > « »
(actually broadcast at 18:57:35)
Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh, Sacha Dhawan, Stephen Fry, Lenny Henry

Intelligence agents around the world are under attack from aliens. The Doctor is called in by MI6 and she travels the globe to make the Eath safe.

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Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:

Initial figures: 4.880m viewers (overnight), 21.6% audience share, 2nd place day, 24th place week
Consolidated figures: 6.886m viewers (+7 days), 25.7% audience share, 8th place - BARB Week (Four Screen), AI 82
Additional figures: 7.396m viewers (+28 days) (4th place)

Overnights:  Doctor Who was the second highest rated programme for yesterday with its 4.88m viewers (time-checked); it was narrowly beaten by its traditional modern adversary Emmerdale, which achieved 5.00m. The old adversary Coronation Street didn't quite keep up with 4.87 million, whilst Doctor Who's immediate follower East Enders saw the ratings decrease to 4.46 million, a trend that continued with the new Moffat/Gatiss interpretation of Dracula which was watched by3.57 million. [The best score for the day, though counted for Tuesday, was the New Year's Fireworks, which was watched by even more viewers than last year, achieving 13.3 million viewers!]

(Note: other sources cited 4.96m for Doctor Who, which still kept it in second place for the day)

Consolidated: The ratings were considerably higher than the initial overnight figure and makes the two episodes the 4th and 6th most watched on BBC Television for the week and the 8th and 16th across all television. Top for the week was the New Year Fireworks on BBC One getting 10.84 million watching (2 million down on last year), with Call The Midwife in second place with 8.80m. The Moffat/Gatiss vision of Dracula saw its first part beat Doctor Who into 6th place with 6.99m, but Thursday's made 5.58m (27th) and its final was watched by less than 5.23m (outside the BBC Top 15).

Consolidated+28: The two episodes added a further 510K and 622K viewers, with both parts moving four places up the charts into 4th place 12th place respectively. The Fireworks maintained the top spot with 10.86m, then Call The Midwife with 9.75m. Dracula took the 3rd spot with 7.93m, and after 28 days both other parts were now within the Top 30 with Thursday's 15th with 6.59m and Friday's 20th with 6.26m.


BARB Reports

TV: Live: 3.10m(approx), VOSDAL: +1.78m(adjusted) - 4.88m total

4 Screen +7 breakdown:
Initial: 6,699,200(TV set), 100,771(PC/Laptop), 49,449(Tablet), 37,164(Smartphone); 4 Screen total 6,886,583 (8th)
Update 26th Jan: 6,699,200(TV set), 100,502(PC/Laptop), 49,395(Tablet), 37,164(Smartphone); 4 Screen total 6,886,261 (8th)

4 Screen +28 breakdown:
7,161,400(TV set), 124,139(PC/Laptop), 61,382(Tablet), 49,000(Smartphone); 4 Screen total 7,395,920 (4th)