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See broadcasts for BBC OneBefore The Flood (5/12 Series 9)

Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Saturday 10th October 2015
8:25pm-9:10pm BST (19:25 GMT) < > « » Premiere < > « »
(actually broadcast at 20:26:15)
Featuring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Morven Christie, Paul Kaye, Sophie Stone

On a remote outpost, a fearsome alien warlord sets in motion a plan to ensure his own survival. As the ripples are felt across the universe, the Doctor must consider the unthinkable.

Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC
Final chart position for Before The Flood

Ratings Information:

Initial figures: 4.384m viewers (overnight), 21.5% audience share, 4th place day, 39th place week
Consolidated figures: 6.051m viewers (+7 days), 26.7% audience share, 21st place - BARB Week Top 10 (channel), AI 82
Additional figures: 6.546m viewers (+28 days)

This week, with England out of the competition, an average of just 3.51 million tuned in to see the host country play Uruguay. Top for the day was Strictly Come Dancing with 8.91 million watching, while ITV's highest audience was for the Rugby, but not for the match showing opposite The Doctor. Australia v Wales at 4.30pm had 4.75 million watching.Casualty edged just above The Doctor with 4.42 million views pushing Doctor Who into 4th place for the day. Doctor Who is currently 33rd for the week.

Finals (+7 days): Doctor Who was the 8th most watched programme on BBC Television, and second overall on Saturday. Full data is not yet available for ITV+1, but Doctor Who is expected to be around 21st for the week.Top of the week was the final of The Great British Bake Off with 15.05 million watching, the biggest audience for any programme this year.


BARB Reports

BARB Live: 3.392m; Timeshift+7: 2.659m(total 6.051m); Timeshift+28: 3.154m(total 6.546m)
[first week breakdown: 4.384m(Sat), 5.345m(Sun), 5.639m(Mon), 5.783m(Tue); 5.833m(Wed); 5.937m(Thu)]


BARB Player Report (beta):
w/e 11 Oct: Weekly - 194,485[12th] (iOS 56,112[22nd], web 138,373[5th]); 4 Weeks - same figures[45th] (iOS unlisted, web[25th])
w/e 18 Oct: Weekly - 135,055[16th] (iOS 38,559[29th], web 96,496[9th]); 4 Weeks - 329,540[14th] (iOS 94,671[48th], web 234,868[11th])
w/e 25 Oct: 4 Weeks - 356,734[10th] (iOS 101,111[43rd], web 255,623[9th])
w/e 1 Nov: 4 Weeks - 368,781[7th] (iOS 102,754[34th], web 266,028[6th])
w/e 8 Nov: 4 Weeks - 182,394[41st] (iOS unlisted, web 134,971[21st])

BBC Reports
The BBC's iPlayer performance figures reported that the episode was requested 1.237m times to the end of the month, making it the tenth most requested programme in October - it was beaten by episodes of Doctor Foster, The Great British Bakeoff, Strictly Come Dancing and The Apprentice (the figure does not include requests via Virgin Media or Sky).