Part Two of Torchwood: Children of Earth was watched by 5.6 million viewers, making it the the most watched programme of the day on British television by over a million viewers. The programme beat Eastenders and Emmerdale, with both soaps losing ratings to the Michael Jackson Memorial on BBC 2.
The programme audience once more grew throughout the hour and the programme got an average 24% share of the total audience.
An additional 82,000 people watched the programme in HD on the BBC HD channel.
The BBC Three repeat at 2345 was watched by 282,000 viewers, a 5.8% share.
The Appreciation Index for Episode One was 88, one of the highest scores for the day.
Final figures will be available in two weeks time.