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Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Saturday 23rd August 2014
7:50pm-9:10pm BST (18:50 GMT) « » Premiere « »
(actually broadcast at 19:52:10)
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Featuring: Peter Capaldi, Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey, Catrin Stewart

The regenerated Doctor is surprised to find a dinosaur running rampant in Victorian London, while Clara is just as worried about what the change in him will mean to their friendship.


Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:


Initial figures: 6.800m viewers (overnight), 32.5% audience share (1st place day, 3rd place week)
Consolidated figures: 9.169m viewers (+7 days), 37.9% audience share (2nd place, BARB Week Top 30 Chart), AI 82
Additional figures: 9.529m viewers (+28 days)
Online player figures: 2.06m requests as of 31st August 2014

Overnights: Deep Breath had an overnight audience on BBC One of 6.8 million viewers. It had a 32.5% share of the total TV audience. Doctor Who was by far the most watched programme of Saturday night, getting over two million more viewers than the second placed Casualty, which had 4.2 million watching. Tumble, the programme leading into Doctor Who had 3.3 million. The BBC took the top five places of the day with ITV's highest rated programme being Tipping Point: Lucky Stars with 3.3 million viewers. The audience rose slowly through the episode, peaking at 7.0 million towards the end.

BARB Reports

BARB Live: 5.151m; Timeshift+7: 4.018m (9.169m total); Timeshift+28: 4.378m (9.529m total)
[first week breakdown: 6.795m(Sat), 7.891m(Sun), 8.438m(Mon), 8.619m(Tue), 8.789m(Wed), 8.892m(Thu)]

BARB Consolidated Figures w/e 24 Aug:

 9.28m   The Great British Bake Off    BBC1  20 Aug  8:00pm
 9.17m   Doctor Who                    BBC1  23 Aug  7:50pm [7:52pm]
 7.82m   Coronation Street             ITV   18 Aug  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.54m   Coronation Street             ITV   18 Aug  8:30pm [8:31pm]
 7.34m   Coronation Street             ITV   20 Aug  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.33m   Coronation Street             ITV   22 Aug  7:30pm [7:32pm]
 7.26m   Coronation Street             ITV   22 Aug  8:30pm
 7.23m   New Tricks                    BBC1  18 Aug  9:00pm [9:01pm]
 6.85m   Eastenders                    BBC1  18 Aug  8:00pm
 6.38m   Eastenders                    BBC1  19 Aug  7:30pm [7:29pm]

Taking into account ITV+1 figures, the Coronation Street positions alter slightly, but does not impact Doctor Who:

 9.28m   The Great British Bake Off    BBC1  20 Aug  8:00pm
 9.17m   Doctor Who                    BBC1  23 Aug  7:50pm [7:52pm]
 7.82m   Coronation Street             ITV   18 Aug  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.54m   Coronation Street             ITV   18 Aug  8:30pm [8:31pm]
 7.63m   Coronation Street             ITV   20 Aug  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.53m   Coronation Street             ITV   22 Aug  7:30pm [7:32pm]
 7.46m   Coronation Street             ITV   22 Aug  8:30pm
 7.23m   New Tricks                    BBC1  18 Aug  9:00pm [9:01pm]
 6.85m   Eastenders                    BBC1  18 Aug  8:00pm
 6.38m   Eastenders                    BBC1  19 Aug  7:30pm [7:29pm]
BBC Reports

BBC Live+Same Day: 6.81m; Repeat: 0.46m; Time-Shift: 2.53m; iPlayer: 0.97m; Live+7 Total: 10.76m
The Live+7 figure is calculated by the BBC to try to get an accurate estimate of the total unique audience for an episode of a programme. Unlike official BARB figures the Live+7 uses data to include those who watched one of the broadcast repeats of the episode and those who watched the episode on iPlayer all within 7 days of the original transmission. (These figures do not include cinema presentations)

The BBC's iPlayer performance figures reported that the episode was requested 2.059m times to the end of the month, making it the top most requested programme in September (the figure does not include requests via Virgin Media or Sky).


Notes


List:
Deep Breath trailers
22 Aug 2014Radio Times cover (23-29 August 2014)
23 Aug 2014Doctor Who 7.50pm BBC1, by Alison Graham

 

Radio Times (23-29 Aug 2014) (Credit: Radio Times)

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The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) (Credit: Ray Burmiston, BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)DRAMA OF THE WEEK. Peter Capaldi's first word as the new Doctor is an explosive "SHUSH!" as he emerges from the Tardis when it lands on the foreshore of the River Thames in Victorian London. And we're off.

After his unveiling as the 12th Doctor last year, Capaldi finally reaches our screens at first a discombobulated figure fresh from a regeneration that's left him jagged and confused. Who is he? What does he look like, he wonders? Here showrunner Steven Moffat has fun with Capaldi's maturity, his grey hair and those remarkable eyebrows ("You could take bottle tops off with these!")

Most of this feature-length episode sees Capaldi, like a deranged figure from Dickens, roaming London in a nightshirt, trying to establish his identity. Frankly, we don't see enough of him, but what we do see points to perfection - a dark, complicated man with hints of a towering rage. And Jenna Coleman as companion Clara really comes into her own as she fights clockwork monsters.

LinkCredit: Radio Times, p54 
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