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10/02/2011 09:54:00 am - Reported by Marcus

6.1 million watched the Doctor Who series finale, The Wedding of River Song, on Saturday, according to unofficial overnight figures.

The the programme had an audience share of 28.3%. It was the third highest rated show of the day and the second highest rated programme on the BBC.

Top of the day was The X Factor with 9.5 million watching and Strictly Come Dancing was second for the day with 7.5 million, giving Doctor Who a much better lead-in than the two previous weeks. The new series of Merlin had 5.2 million watching as was fourth for the day.

All Star Family Fortunes on ITV1, had an average of 3.6 million viewers, with its audience dented by Strictly Come Dancing. During the period it was placed directly against Doctor Who it achieved 5.5 million against Doctor Who's 6 million viewers.

With one day to come Doctor Who is the 17th most watched programme of the week.

Final official figures should be available next week.