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Doctor Who Premiere is the Highest Rated Telecast Ever on BBC America!


Administrator - Posted on 19 April 2010

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BBC America had its ratings records broken with the premiere of Doctor Who this past Saturday, the 17th of April, 2010. It delivered 1.2 million viewers (live and same day viewers) making it the highest rated telecast ever for BBC America! Doctor Who is also the currently the number 1 TV series in the Apple iTunes store (see links below). 

Here is a breakdown of the ratings for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour on BBC America:

The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day P2+ rating (.68) and delivery ever (1,196,000).
The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day A25-54 rating (.89) and delivery ever (682,000).
In Live + Same Day coverage rating, BBC AMERICA premiere beat SYFY's season premieres for Doctor Who seasons 2-4 in P2+ and P25-54.
The .89 in P25-54 coverage rating for the Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 ranked #2 among all ad supported cable nets in its time period (9-10:10PM).

If you missed Matt Smith's first full episode as the Doctor on BBC America, you can now purchase the episode from Apple's iTunes. Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour is now available on iTunes (in the US). 

Link to the entire episode from iTunes here:

Doctor Who - Doctor Who, Season 5 - The Eleventh Hour Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour

Link to the season pass for the new series:

Doctor Who - Doctor Who, Season 5 Doctor Who - Series 31 ("Season 5")

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