The Doctor's Wife had an Appreciation Index or AI of 87.
The score was the second highest of Saturday night on the four main channels with only The Comedy Genius of John Sullivan on BBC Two scoring higher.
The Appreciation Index, or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. It is a score out of 100 based on responses from a 5,000 strong panel. A score above 85 is considered excellent.
On Sunday two programmes had higher overnight viewing figures than Doctor Who, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Countryfile, pushing Doctor Who into 22nd place on overnight figures. Final figures will be released next week.
The BBC Three repeat had 0.57 million viewers.