Final ratings data for the week ending 9th September 2012 released by the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board or BARB, puts Doctor Who as the ninth most-watched programme of the week on British television.
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship had a final official rating of 7.57 million viewers, over 2 million higher than the initially reported figure. The share of 31.9% is also much higher than the initial estimate.
The episode was the fourth for the week on BBC One with the crime series New Tricks once more taking top place followed by two episodes of EastEnders. ITV had three episodes of Coronation Street and two of The X Factor in the list above the Doctor. While BBC One BARB listings include those watching on BBC One HD, ITV listings do not include ITV HD or ITV+1 which need to be added to the main channel statistics in order to compare like for like.
The chart position of 9th is higher than most of last year's episodes, which, apart from the season opener, all hovered around the lower half of the top twenty.
The final ratings figure does not include the BBC Three repeat, when 430,000 watched. No do they not include those watching on iPlayer where around 800,000 people accessed the episode in the first two days. Around 1.8 million have now accessed the series premiere Asylum of the Daleks.