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Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Saturday 27th September 2014
8:30pm-9:15pm BST (19:30 GMT) « » Premiere « »
(actually broadcast at 20:29:00)
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Featuring: Peter Capaldi, Samuel Anderson, Jenna Coleman

6/12. When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Time Lord goes under cover, little knowing that a meeting with Danny Pink is around the corner.


Synopsis Source: Radio Times

Intro: "Lofty, Max and Robin prove their mettle tonight in Casualty, coming up at 9:15. First on BBC1, it's back to school for the Doctor to confront a deadly mechanical menace."

Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:


Initial figures: 4.894m viewers (overnight), 21.8% audience share (3rd place day, 24th place week)
Consolidated figures: 6.820m viewers (+7 days), 26.4% audience share (20th place, BARB Week Top 30 Chart), AI 83
Additional figures: 7.175m viewers (+28 days)
Online player figures: 0.97m requests as of 30th September 2014

Overnights: the overnight rating is almost identical to the previous two weeks, despite the later time slot for Doctor Who, with the series now directly opposite The X Factor. The new series of Strictly Come Dancing took top place for the day with 8.1 million viewers, while The X Factor itself had 7.7 million watching.

BARB Reports

BARB Live: 3.801m; Timeshift+7: 3.019m (6.820m total); Timeshift+28: 3.374m (7.175m total)
[first week breakdown: 4.894m(Sat); 5.905m(Sun); 6.236m(Mon); 6.461m(Tue); 4: 6.563m(Wed); 6.640m(Thu)]

BARB Figures for w/e 28 Sep (no ITV HD figures available):

 9.40m  Strictly Come Dancing            BBC1  27 Sep  7:00pm [6:59pm]
 9.02m  The Great British Bake-Off       BBC1  24 Sep  8:00pm [8:02pm]
 8.62m  Downton Abbey                    ITV   27 Sep  9:00pm [9:02pm]
 8.21m  Strictly Come Dancing            BBC1  26 Sep  9:00pm
 8.16m  The X Factor (Series 11)         ITV   28 Sep  8:00pm [7:59pm]
 7.25m  Eastenders                       BBC1  22 Sep  8:00pm [8:01pm]
 7.16m  The X Factor (Series 11)         ITV   27 Sep  8:00pm [8:03pm]  
 7.04m  Coronation Street                ITV   22 Sep  8:29pm [8:28pm]
 7.03m  Coronation Street                ITV   22 Sep  7:30pm [7:32pm]
 7.00m  Eastenders                       BBC1  25 Sep  8:00pm [8:01pm]
 6.98m  Eastenders                       BBC1  24 Sep  7:30pm [7:29pm]
 6.96m  Coronation Street                ITV   26 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 6.91m  Coronation Street                ITV   24 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 6.88m  Coronation Street                ITV   26 Sep  8:30pm [8:29pm]
 6.82m  Doctor Who                       BBC1  27 Sep  8:39pm [8:29pm]
 6.70m  Cilla                            ITV   22 Sep  9:00pm
 6.26m  Emmerdale                        ITV   25 Sep  8:00pm [8:01pm]
 5.90m  Emmerdale                        ITV   26 Sep  7:00pm [6:59pm]
 5.86m  Emmerdale                        ITV   25 Sep  7:00pm [7:02pm]
 5.82m  Emmerdale                        ITV   24 Sep  7:00pm [7:01pm]
 5.77m  Emmerdale                        ITV   26 Sep  7:00pm
 5.62m  Emmerdale                        ITV   25 Sep  7:00pm [6:59pm]
 5.62m  The X Factor (Series 11)         ITV   25 Sep  9:00pm
 5.56m  Eastenders                       BBC1  23 Sep  7:30pm
 5.37m  The Driver                       BBC1  23 Sep  9:00pm
 5.25m  New Tricks                       BBC1  22 Sep  9:00pm [9:02m]

Taking into account ITV+1 and ITV HD figures, Doctor Who slips down a position to number 20.

10.46m Downton Abbey                     ITV   27 Sep  9:00pm [9:02pm]
10.10m  The X Factor (Series 11)         ITV   28 Sep  8:00pm [7:59pm]
 9.40m  Strictly Come Dancing            BBC1  27 Sep  7:00pm [6:59pm]
 9.02m  The Great British Bake-Off       BBC1  24 Sep  8:00pm [8:02pm]
 9.02m  The X Factor (Series 11)         ITV   27 Sep  8:00pm [8:03pm]  
 8.31m  Coronation Street                ITV   22 Sep  8:29pm [8:28pm]
 8.24m  Coronation Street                ITV   24 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 8.21m  Strictly Come Dancing            BBC1  26 Sep  9:00pm
 8.20m  Cilla                            ITV   22 Sep  9:00pm
 8.19m  Coronation Street                ITV   22 Sep  7:30pm [7:32pm]
 8.04m  Coronation Street                ITV   26 Sep  7:30pm [7:31pm]
 7.64m  Coronation Street                ITV   26 Sep  8:30pm [8:29pm]
 7.46m  The X Factor (Series 11)         ITV   25 Sep  9:00pm
 7.45m  Emmerdale                        ITV   25 Sep  8:00pm [8:01pm]
 7.25m  Eastenders                       BBC1  22 Sep  8:00pm [8:01pm]
 7.00m  Eastenders                       BBC1  25 Sep  8:00pm [8:01pm]
 6.98m  Eastenders                       BBC1  24 Sep  7:30pm [7:29pm]
 6.89m  Emmerdale                        ITV   25 Sep  7:00pm [7:02pm]
 6.86m  Emmerdale                        ITV   24 Sep  7:00pm [7:01pm]
 6.82m  Doctor Who                       BBC1  27 Sep  8:39pm [8:29pm]
 6.78m  Emmerdale                        ITV   26 Sep  7:00pm [6:59pm]
 6.72m  Emmerdale                        ITV   22 Sep  7:00pm [6.59pm]
 6.65m  Emmerdale                        ITV   23 Sep  7:00pm [6:59pm]
 5.37m  Scott & Bailey                   ITV   24 Sep  9:00pm [9.03pm]
 5.56m  Eastenders                       BBC1  23 Sep  7:30pm
 5.56m  Eastenders                       BBC1  23 Sep  7:30pm
 5.37m  The Driver                       BBC1  23 Sep  9:00pm
BBC Reports

BBC Live+Same Day: 4.88m; Repeat: 0.33m; Time-Shift: 1.90m; iPlayer: 0.65m; Live+7 Total: 7.76m
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.

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


Notes


List:
Trailer
27 Sep 2014Saturday Choices, by Mark Braxton

Next Time Trailer
When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.

Official Trailer
The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.

Credit: BBC Worldwide 
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The Caretaker (Credit: Adrian Rogers, BBC Worldwide 2014)DRAMA As we return to Coal Hill School in London, the place where Doctor Who began 50 years ago, a brown-overalled, broom-clutching Time Lord introduces himself to the staff: "I'm the new caretaker, John Smith."

But why is he here? Surely it can't be for old times' sake, or to pass beady-eyed judgement on Clara's new beau, fellow teacher Danny? No, it's to thwart the deadly machine menace of the Skovox Blitzer!

The Caretaker bears the telltale comedy imprint of Gareth Roberts, who gave us Matt Smith's "undercover human" episodes and here co-writes with Steven Moffat. But while the caper genre seems an inexact fit for Peter Capaldi's furtive and angular hero, there are a few engaging moments stretched over the Doctor/Danny/Clara triangle - plus another would-be suitor for Clara who will definitely make you look twice.

LinkCredit: Radio Times, p63 
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