Episode 12, The Sound of Drums, achieved an Appreciation Index score of87, way ahead of any other programme on the five main channels on Saturday and the joint highest AI figure of the week.
The second highest placing on BBC1 was Jekyll which got 83 and on ITV1 the highest place went to Parkinson with 79. Of the remaining three channelsCSI:NY scored highest with 85.
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.
On BBC3 the Sunday repeat got an audience of 1.01 millionviewers, which was a5.2% share. The programme was once more the most watched multichannel programme of the day, beating The Simpsons on Sky One.
Also on BBC3, last Sundays repeat of Utopia scored an AI of 88 and SaurdaysDoctor Who Confidential scored 85.
With overnight ratings for Sunday now available, Doctor Who is the 11th most watched programme of the week. There is a slim possibility of a top ten place when official final figures are released by BARB in about nine days time.