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4/20/2010 01:09:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who on BBC America has broken records for the channel with 1.2 million viewers watching the series premier, The Eleventh Hour last Saturday evening.

The audience was for those watching Live or Same Day and aged above 2.

The programme also gave the channel its best Live + Same Day audience in the 25-54 age group and ranked BBC America number 2 among all ad-supported cable networks in its time period for this age group. The rating is higher than that achieved by the SyFy channel in this age group for the season premiers of Series 1-4.

Doctor Who is also currently the Number 1 TV series in the US and Canadian iTunes store.