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Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Saturday 13th September 2014
7:30pm-8:20pm BST (18:30 GMT) « » Premiere « »
(actually broadcast at 19:31:20)
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Featuring: Peter Capaldi, Samuel Anderson, Jenna Coleman, Robert Goodman

The Time Lord and Clara are haunted by ghosts of the past and future, as they encounter a boy who doesn't want to enlist, a terrified caretaker at a children's home and the last man standing in the universe.


Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:


Initial figures: 4.808m viewers (overnight), 23.5% audience share (2nd place day, 22nd place week)
Consolidated figures: 7.011m viewers (+7 days), 29.6% audience share (7th place, BARB Week Top 30 Chart), AI 82
Additional figures: 7.426m viewers (+28 days)
Online player figures: 1.27m requests as of 30th September 2014

Overnights: Doctor Who was once more the second most watched programme in the UK on Saturday night, beaten by The X Factor with 8.5m. Against Doctor Who, The Chase: Celebrity Special was watched by 4.1 million viewers.

BARB Reports

BARB Live: 3.669m; Timeshift+7: 3.342m (7.011m total); Timeshift+28: 3.757m (7.426m total)


[first week breakdown: 4.808m(Sat); 6.125m(Sun); 6.526m(Mon); 6.657m(Tue); 6.725m(Wed); 6.798m(Thu)]

 

BARB Consolidated Figures w/e 7 Sep:

10.13m  The Great British Bake Off  BBC1  10 Sep  8:00pm [8:01pm]
 9.71m  The X Factor (Series 11)    ITV   13 Sep  8:00pm [8:05pm]
 9.08m  The X Factor (Series 11)    ITV   14 Sep  8:00pm [7:59pm]
 7.45m  Coronation Street           ITV   10 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.33m  Coronation Street           ITV   12 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.08m  Coronation Street           ITV   12 Sep  8:30pm [8:31pm]
 7.01m  Doctor Who                  BBC1  13 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 6.80m  Eastenders                  BBC1   9 Sep  7:30pm [7:29pm]
 6.62m  Eastenders                  BBC1  11 Sep  7:30pm [7:29pm]
 6.30m  Eastenders                  BBC1   8 Sep  7:30pm [7:28pm]

Taking into account ITV+1 figures, The X Factor manags to scrape into the top place, but other figures do not impact Doctor Who's position:

10.21m  The X Factor (Series 11)    ITV   13 Sep  8:00pm [8:05pm]
10.13m  The Great British Bake Off  BBC1  10 Sep  8:00pm [8:01pm]
 9.79m  The X Factor (Series 11)    ITV   14 Sep  8:00pm [7:59pm]
 7.79m  Coronation Street           ITV   10 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.33m  Coronation Street           ITV   12 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.08m  Coronation Street           ITV   12 Sep  8:30pm [8:31pm]
 7.01m  Doctor Who                  BBC1  13 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 6.80m  Eastenders                  BBC1   9 Sep  7:30pm [7:29pm]
 6.62m  Eastenders                  BBC1  11 Sep  7:30pm [7:29pm]
 6.30m  Eastenders                  BBC1   8 Sep  7:30pm [7:28pm]
BBC Reports

BBC Live+Same Day: 4.82m; Repeat: 0.37m; Time-Shift: 2.14m; iPlayer: 0.48m; Live+7 Total: 7.80m
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 1.267m times to the end of the month, making it the sixth most requested programme in September (the figure does not include requests via Virgin Media or Sky).


Notes


List:
Trailer
13 Aug 2014Pick Of The Day: Doctor Who 7:30pm BBC1, by Mark Braxton

Listen: Next Time Trailer
What happens when the Doctor is alone... and what scares him?

Listen: Official Teaser Trailer
Ghosts of past and future crowd into the lives of the Doctor and Clara.

Credit: BBC Worldwide 
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Listen (Credit: BBC,  Ray Burmistan)DRAMA After last week's Robin Hood romp reawakened the inherent fun of Doctor Who's premise, Listen revives its duty to scare. Ghostmaster General Steven Moffat has already terrified fans with gasmask children, statues that pounce unseen and shadows that kill; he now exploits a primal fear that many of us share (parents of wee ones take note).

With Clara on a date night with soldier-turned-teacher Danny, the Doctor roams space and time with only his rambling thoughts for company... and they're not good ones. So what does frighten the Time Lord?

It's an enticing entry point into an unnerving tale, part creepy, part confusing, Peter Capaldi's dark and darting Doctor is not the reassuring presence his predecessor was, but by the surprising conclusion we perhaps understand him a little better. Clara's comic rapport with the "grey-haired stick insect", meanwhile, is an ever-expanding series highlight.

LinkCredit: Radio Times, p62 
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