Doctor Who got an audience of 5.7 million viewers for episode nine, Cold Blood, according to unofficial overnight figures.
The figure was a million higher than last week although the share was down at 27.2% of the total audience. Up against Doctor Who, on ITV1, The Whole 19 Yards had 4.6 million watching.
Doctor Who was the third highest rated programme of the evening coming behind Britain's Got Talent and just being beaten by The Eurovision Song Contest 2010. With Sunday's ratings to come it is the 18th most watched programme of the week.
On BBC Three Doctor Who Confidential had 0.4 million viewers, a 1.8% share and was the ninth most watched programme on multi-channel Television.