Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship had an Appreciation Index or AI score of 87 - one of the highest scores on Saturday night.
The score is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the episode and is based on a survey of 5000 people. The score of 87 puts the programme into the excellent category.
Doctor Who scored higher than most Saturday evening shows, being beaten by the music spectacular Last Night Of The Proms, which scored 90, and Paralympics London 2012, with 88. NCIS on Channel Five also scored highly, albeit with a much lower audience.
With Sunday's overnight rating figures now available, Doctor Who finished 18th for the week, being pushed down by Sunday's X Factor and the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games. Final figures will be released next week and should see the programme much higher in the final chart once those time-shifting the drama are factored in.