The Rings of Akhaten had an Appreciation Index, or AI score, of 84.
The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.
Although the score is slightly lower than recent episodes Doctor Who still scored higher than most of Saturday's output. The highest scoring programmes of the day were Casulty with 87, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway with 88 and Dad's Army with 87.