As well as having one of the highest audiences on Christmas Day, Doctor Who was also one of the most enjoyed programmes with an AI of 84.
The Appreciation Index, or AI, is a measure of how much the audience liked the programme. It is a score out of 100, based on responses from a carefully selected panel. The average score for drama on BBC1 and ITV1 is 77. A score in excess of 85 is regarded as excellent while a score below 60 is poor.
The average score for Season Two of Doctor Who was also 84.
Only two programmes on Christmas Day received a higher score than Doctor Who. The Vicar of Dibley and Porridge both scored 85.
Doctor Who Confidential at 1pm scored 81.
Meanwhile, the BBC3 repeat of The Runaway Bride got an overnight rating of 556,000, which was a 2.8% share. It was the third highest rated show on Multi Channel TV for the day.