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4/08/2007 01:52:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Unofficial overnight figures show that episode two, The Shakespeare Code, was watched by 6.8 million viewers.

Although the figure was down on last week the programme was still the most-watched programme of the day, both in terms of audience and share. The Easter Holiday and good weather in the UK saw audiences drop across the day.

Doctor Who comfortably beat its main rivals on ITV1, with Grease is the Word getting just 4 million viewers and Harry Hill 3.9m.

BBC One took all of the top five positions in the day's ratings chart, withCasualty getting 6 million and Any Dream Will Do5.9m.

During transmission, Doctor Who's audience rose to peak at 8.1m during the last five minutes. It also was top of the children's chart with over double the audience of under 16s of its nearest rival.

In the Multi Channel charts, Doctor Who Confidential was once again the second most watched programme of the day with 617,000 viewers.