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9/05/2014 10:45:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) (Credit: BBC)Having already been reported as the best performing episode on Canadian channel SPACE this year, BellMedia have now announced that new series premiere Deep Breath has become the second-most watched broadcast on the channel of all time - beaten only by another episode of Doctor Who, the 50th Anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.

The final number are in: Space confirms its Season 8 premiere of DOCTOR WHO on Aug. 23 drew an average of more than 1 million viewers, giving the series its highest-ever audience for a regular season episode. Peter Capaldi’s debut, "Deep Breath," was the second most-watched Space broadcast ever, behind the DOCTOR WHO 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor", last November. In fact, it is the fourth-ranked specialty airing this broadcast-year-to-date for total viewers among all Canadian entertainment specialty channels. Audiences for the Season 8 premiere are up nearly 40% compared to the Season 7B premiere.

Leading into the Season 8 premiere, a special episode of INNERSPACE drew an average of 747,300 viewers during its 8 p.m. ET broadcast, making it the most-watched episode ever for Space’s flagship entertainment news program.