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See broadcasts for BBC OneThe Day of The Doctor

Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Saturday 23rd November 2013
7:50pm-9:05pm GMT « » Premiere « »
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Featuring: Peter Capaldi, John Hurt, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Tom Baker, Joanna Page, Billie Piper, Jemma Redgrave

Something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery, while in 1562 a murderous plot is afoot, and in space an ancient battle reaches its conclusion.


Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC
Final chart position for The Day of The Doctor

Ratings Information:


Initial figures: 10.200m viewers (overnight), 37.4% audience share (2nd place day, 3rd place week)
Consolidated figures: 12.800m viewers (+7 days), 40.9% audience share (1st place), AI 88
Online player figures: 2.81m requests as of 5th December 2013

Doctor Who was the second most-watched show of the day, with Strictly Come Dancing just edging into first place with 10.6 million viewers. ITV's other big hitter, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, came in at number 4 with 9.2 million watching. 5th for the day was a special Doctor Who-themed edition of Pointless Celebrities which had 5.0 million viewers.

Figures after daily timeshift: Live 7.904m, +VOSDAL 10.178m, +1 11.8m, +2 12.179m, +3 12.311m, +4 12.475m, +5 12.659m

National breakdown for Saturday evening:
UK Network: Doctor Who 10.2 m (37.4%), X Factor 7.7 m (28.6%)
Scotland: Doctor Who 772,000 (33.4%), X Factor 701,000 (30.5%)
Wales: Doctor Who 460,000 (29.6%), X Factor 438,000 (28.8%)
Northern Ireland: Doctor Who 108,000 (15.7%), X Factor 304,000 (43.4%)

1st December: The episode has been accessed more than 2.7 million times on the BBC iPlayer, with over a million downloads on Sunday 24th November alone. It is the most accessed programme for the month with more than double that of EastEnders which is in second place. The episode is currently the third most accessed programme for the year.

The figure had risen to 2.81m by 5th December.