5.5 million viewers watched episode seven of Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes To War, according to unofficial overnight figures.
The final story before the mid season break attracted 25.4% of the overnight audience.
Doctor Who was the sixth most watched programme of the day with ITV1 taking the top five places and Britain's Got Talent results show winning the day with 12.5 million watching. The new talent show Popstar to Operastar and Euro 2012 Qualifier Live also beat the Doctor, although Doctor Who had higher figures than the football during the period they were both on together. This was after the game itself had finished, while post-match analysis was being broadcast.
The weekly chart was dominated by ITV1 which won every one on the top twenty places, thanks to the daily showing of Britain's Got Talent. Although Doctor Who is currently 28th for the week on overnight figures it is the 3rd most watched show on the BBC for the week.
Official figures for the story, which will include those time shifting the programme and should see the programme enter the top twenty, should be available next Sunday.