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Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Saturday 6th September 2014
7:30pm-8:15pm BST (18:30 GMT) « » Premiere « »
(actually broadcast at 19:31:55)
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Featuring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Ben Miller, Tom Riley

3/12 The Time Lord makes an alliance with Robin Hood when an evil plan threatens Nottingham, but he is left wondering who's real and who's fake.


Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:


Initial figures: 5.220m viewers (overnight), 25.4% audience share (2nd place day)
Consolidated figures: 7.277m viewers (+7 days), 31.1% audience share (10th place, BARB Week Top 30 Chart), AI 82
Additional figures: 7.707m viewers (+28 days)
Online player figures: 1.38m requests as of 30th September 2014

Ovenights: the rating once more puts Doctor Who as the second rated programme of the day. ITV was top with The X Factor, which had 8.7 million watching, a drop of half a million from the previous week. The Chase: Celebrity Special was third with 4.4 million viewers. Casualty was the second highest programme on BBC One with 3.9 million watching.

BARB Reports

BARB Live: 3.645m; Timeshift+7: 3.632m (7.277m total); Timeshift+28: 4.062m (7.707m total)
[first week breakdown: 5.220m(Sat), 6.360m(Sun) 6.657(Mon), 6.805m(Tue); 6.952m(Wed); 7.008m(Thu)]

 

BARB Consolidated Figures w/e 7 Sep:

 9.95m   The Great British Bake Off   BBC1  3 Sep  8:00pm
 9.60m   The X Factor                 ITV   6 Sep  8:00pm [8:05pm]
 9.48m   Coronation Street            ITV   1 Sep  7:30pm [7:32pm]
 9.16m   Strictly Come Dancing        BBC1  7 Sep  8:00pm [7:59pm]
 8.59m   Coronation Street            ITV   1 Sep  8:30pm
 8.49m   The X Factor                 ITV   7 Sep  8:00pm [8:02pm]
 7.54m   Coronation Street            ITV   5 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.46m   Coronation Street            ITV   5 Sep  8:30pm [8:31pm]
 7.30m   Eastenders                   BBC1  1 Sep  8:00pm
 7.28m   Doctor Who                   BBC1  6 Sep  7:30pm [7:32pm]
Taking into account ITV+1 figures the chart alters slightly, but does not impact Doctor Who's position:
10.13m   The X Factor                 ITV   6 Sep  8:00pm [8:05pm]
 9.95m   The Great British Bake Off   BBC1  3 Sep  8:00pm
 9.48m   Coronation Street            ITV   1 Sep  7:30pm [7:32pm]
 9.23m   The X Factor                 ITV   7 Sep  8:00pm [8:02pm]
 9.16m   Strictly Come Dancing        BBC1  7 Sep  8:00pm [7:59pm]
 8.59m   Coronation Street            ITV   1 Sep  8:30pm
 7.54m   Coronation Street            ITV   5 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.46m   Coronation Street            ITV   5 Sep  8:30pm [8:31pm]
 7.30m   Eastenders                   BBC1  1 Sep  8:00pm
 7.28m   Doctor Who                   BBC1  6 Sep  7:30pm [7:32pm]

 

BBC Reports

BBC Live+Same Day: 5.26m; Repeat: 0.44m; Time-Shift: 2.03m; iPlayer: 0.51m; Live+7 Total: 8.25m
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.

The BBC's iPlayer performance figures reported that the episode was requested 1.377m times to the end of the month, making it the fifth most requested programme in September, only beaten by The Great British Bake-Off (the figure does not include requests via Virgin Media or Sky).


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06 Sep 2014Pick Of The Day: Doctor Who 7:30pm BBC1, by Patrick Mulkern

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The Doctor and Clara meet Robin Hood and must foil an evil plot from beyond the stars...

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Robot of Sherwood (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers)DRAMA OF THE WEEK When legends collide... Doctor Who meets Robin Hood! The Time Lord offers to take Clara "wherever, whenever, anywhere in space and time" she fancies, and she plumps for Sherwood Forest to check out her childhood here. "Old-fashioned heroes only exist in old-fashioned story books," the Doctor insists. "What about you?" she replies.

Mark Gatiss's Robot of Sherwood is a wonderfully breezy escapade with a witty script, a lot of heart and something really rather touching to say about the value of folk heroes. Tom Riley's Robin is very much in the Errol Flynn vein: handsome, jolly, with none of the angst of modern versions - much to the annoyance of the resolutely dour (and very funny) Doctor, who goes to great lengths to try and prove Robin is a fake.

All essential boxes are ticked: Merrie Men, verdant glades, archery contest, foul dungeons, swordfights... Ben Miller is on dastardly form as the Sheriff, while Jenna Coleman makes for a gorgeous and resourceful ersatz Marian and Peter Capaldi's Time Lord steps out of the shadows in his finest episode yet.

LinkCredit: Radio Times, p54 
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