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9/05/2012 07:56:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The viewing figure for last Saturday's premiere of Asylum of the Daleks on BBC America has been released, indicating that over 1.5 million tuned in to watch the Doctor's latest adventure with his arch-enemy - giving the episode the highest audience for Doctor Who on the channel so far!

BBC America reported:
(Saturday) delivered the channel's highest-rated, most-watched telecast ever in Live + Same Day. Doctor Who delivered 1.555 million viewers and 723,000 A25-54. The series ranked #1 in cable, excluding sports, among A25-54 in the Saturday 9:00pm-10:00pm time slot. The Doctor Who premiere and the third episode of BBC AMERICA's first original series COPPER helped BBC AMERICA achieve its highest-rated weekend ever.

Doctor Who premiere 9/1/12 9:00pm ET. Rank vs. ad-supported English language cable, excluding sports.P2+: .76 coverage rating/.54 national rating/1,555,000. P25-54: .86 coverage rating/.61 national rating/723,000

The figure comfortably overtook the previous highest rating of 1.268m achieved by last year's series opener, The Impossible Astronaut.

(figures: BBC AMERICA)