Monday's showing of the Fourth Doctor story, The Hand of Fear, on BBC Four, has 203,000 watching part one, with 276,000 watching part two, according to unofficial overnight figures.
The show, which is being broadcast as a tribute to Elisabeth Sladen, had a 0.94% share of the total audience for part one, rising to 1.19% for part two.
Against Doctor Who, Total Wipeout on BBC Three had 252,000 watching, Zac Efron: The Hot Desk on ITV2 had 65,000, Friends on E4 had 168,000 and The Simpsons on Sky One had 496,000 viewers.
The episodes are not available on the iPlayer due to rights issues.
The last Doctor Who story to be broadcast on BBC Four was The Daleks, shown in April 2008, in tribute to former producer Verity Lambert, which had around 110,000 watching each episode during the week, more for the weekend episodes.
A facebook group called Get BBC Four to show More Classic Doctor Who has been set up.