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Bookmark and Share Updated: Overnight Australian ratings for Deep Breath and Australian simulcasts to continue

8/25/2014 07:44:00 am - Reported by Adam Kirk

Deep Breath averaged 1.187 million national viewers in Australia (these figures include the five major capital cities and regional and rural viewers). It was the highest rating drama of the day and the eighth highest rating program of the day overall.  Excluding regional and rural viewers, Peter Capaldi's debut averaged 710,000 viewers in the five major Australian capital cities and was the ninth highest rating program of the day overall in the big cities (the second highest rating drama in the cities after ANZAC Girls). The 4.50am broadcast simulcast with the UK also averaged an impressive 260,000 national viewers. These rating do not include time shifted viewers.

Update: The ABC has also confirmed that it will continue to simulcast Doctor Who with the UK for the remainder of series eight, and will also continue to make each episode available on its iview player from Sunday morning.