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4/02/2007 02:04:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who was top of the multi channel ratings on Sunday with970,000viewers watching the BBC3 repeat of Smith and Jones. The five minute breakdowns show the audience for the last twenty minutes shot over 1 million peaking at 1.06m. The share was 5.1% and beat one of the terrestrial channels, Channel 5.

This is by far the highest rating the programme has ever achieved on BBC Three. The previous high was 790,000 for the Sunday repeat of The Empty Child on the 22nd of May 2005.

Doctor Who Confidential was watched by 550,000 viewers, while another repeat of The Runaway Bride achieved 390,000 viewers.

Overnight figures for the entire week are now available and show that Saturdays BBC1 showing was the 9th most watched programme on British Television this week, only being beaten by the soap giants Coronation Street and EastEnders.

This virtually guarantees a top ten place in the chart when the final figures are released by BARB in 10 days time, one of the very few time in its history the programme will have achieved this. Final figures are much more accurate than overnights and include figures for those who recorded the programme and watched it within seven days. Doctor Who's final figure is usually half a million more than the overnight figure, which could see the programme rise to 7th place.

The Weakest Link Doctor Who Special was 23rd on the list.