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12/02/2015 10:27:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Doctor Who: The Ten Christmas Specials (Credit: BBC Worldwide)The series finale is almost upon us, and Doctor Who News is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of The 10 Christmas Specials, a limited edition DVD boxed set featuring the ten previous Christmas Day specials of the modern series (sadly The Feast of Steven is not included!).

All you need to do is to guess the final consolidated viewing figure for Hell Bent, as reported by BARB to the nearest 10,000 viewers (i.e. two decimal places). This figure includes all those watching the episode within a week of broadcast.

Hell Bent is being broadcast in the UK on BBC One on Saturday at 8:00pm. As with most episodes this year, it will follow Strictly Come Dancing, and will be followed by Casualty. In opposition, ITV have The X Factor, whilst BBC Two is showing Snooker, Channel 4 is showing The World's Weirdest Weather, and Channel 5 has Can't Pay, We'll Take It Away.

To help place in perspective, the average consolidated rating this series so far has been 5.84 million viewers - all the the known consolidated figures can be found in the Related Articles below. At the time of writing the figure for last week's Heaven Sent has yet to be confirmed, but its overnight was reported as 4.51m, up 90,000 from the previous episode's overnight.

Entering The Competition


The Doctor counts how many are watching ... (Photo credit: BBC/Simon Ridgway)The prize is number 20 in the limited edition run of The 10 Christmas Specials.

To enter the competition, please send the following details to comp-ratings@doctorwhonews.net:

  • Your name and email address
  • Your country (full address will only be requested if you are a winner)
  • Your guess for the final consolidated viewing figure

The BARB figure is expected to be announced on Monday 14th December; the winner will be informed once the figure has been confirmed, and the prize dispatched to arrive before Christmas Day* so you can binge-watch all previous specials in anticipation of The Husbands of River Song!

[* in the UK, postage to other countries cannot be guaranteed to arrive beforehand]


  • The competition closes at 7.59pm (GMT), 5th December 2015
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  • The competition is open worldwide but PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REGION TWO DVD only