Cold Blood has debuted in Australia to good ratings. TV Tonight reports that the episode averaged 814,000 viewers in the five major capital cities, again despite stiff competition from the commercial networks. However, it was the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's second highest rating program of the day, coming second to a new episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot. The corresponding Confidential Cutdown also rated a strong 589,000 viewers in the five major capitals.
Meanwhile, TV Tonight also reports that the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art, based in Sydney, will hold a number of Doctor Who 'inspired' short courses over the winter holidays.