The new 2011 series of Doctor Who premiere episode, The Impossible Astronaut which was telecast on BBC America on Saturday, April 23, was the highest-rated, most-watched telecast ever for the channel (in live and same day ratings). It delivered almost 1.3 million viewers (1,268,010 total viewers). This is up 71,000 viewers from its previous best for last year's opening episode of Doctor Who (The Eleventh Hour).
BBC America's YouTube content reached an all-time high of 3.5 million viewers. Doctor Who is also currently the number one television series in the Apple iTunes Store.
The cast of Doctor Who arrives at the East Village Cinema in New York City for the second year in a row now for a premiere screening of the start of the 2011 series. Among the cast are Matt Smtih, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, joined by Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat. If you watch closely in the background, you can spot Barnaby Edwards (of DWNY and blogger here on our site) as well.
For those of you like me who didn't/couldn't make it to the East Village Cinema yesterday then here's a few photo's of the cast posing for the camera. Hmmm I see a scarf in the background in one... Hmmm.
If you like Rebecca Black's "Friday" song, you're gonna love this too… (everyone else… well, be warned).
BBC America interviews Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill while currently in NYC.
BBC America has released another 'Doctor Who Insider' video, this is Part 2, The Doctor 2011 Behind-the-Scenes.
Here is the extended trailer for the 2011 series of Doctor Who from BBC America.
The BBC America bus advertising campaign for the new Doctor Who 2011 series has rolled out in New York City. They have also used the occasion to post their first image to Instagram (Apple App Store link). They had the account on the free social photo sharing service for some time, but hadn't posted anything to it until now. The first photo shared on it is this one of the Doctor Who bus side panel (see left).
Keep your eyes out for buses in NY sporting the new side ads promoting the new series.
The BBC Press Office released more information about the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special for 2010, titled, A Christmas Carol. The special will be transmitted on the BBC and BBC America on Christmas Day.