Series 6 of Doctor Who premiered on Prime in New Zealand on Thursday. Throng NZ reports that The Impossible Astronaut was watched by 146,520 people between 8:35pm and 9:30pm. Doctor Who was beaten in the 8:30pm slot by Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge on TV One with 377,900 viewers, No Ordinary Family (TV2, 276,940) and Bones (TV3, 293,010).
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol had its New Zealand debut on Prime on 30 January and had 85,130 viewers.
Part two of the story, Day of the Moon will broadcast on Thursday 26 May at 8:30pm.