Nightmare in Silver achieved an overnight audience average of 4.7 million viewers (with a peak of 5.6m), a share of 21.4% of the total TV audience during its broadcast.
Britain's Got Talent remains the nation's favourite programme to watch on Saturday evenings with an average of 10.9 million (47% share. 12.3m peak). The late afternoon FA Cup Final on ITV1 (the match finish overlapping Doctor Who) saw a peak viewing of 9.4 million (42% share), though its overall average was 4.96 million viewers (31.3% share). Meanwhile, The Voice remained BBC One's top show of the evening with 7.4 million viewers.
Final ratings will be released next week, which normally sees a substantial increase in Doctor Who's audience once those who timeshift the programme are factored in.