Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor was watched by 1.1 million viewers in Canada during its live broadcast at 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, securing the largest audience ever on broadcaster Space.
It was the most-watched entertainment program on Canadian television on Saturday, and among the key demographics it was second only to hockey. Combined with its encore broadcast at 8 p.m, the two-hour special reached nearly 1.7 million viewers overall. The episode is now online now for Canadian viewers at Space.ca.
The episode tied as the most-watched entertainment specialty broadcast in Canada this broadcast year to date. The commercial-free worldwide simulcast of the record-breaking episode made Space the number 1 network overall during the special.
A rare, live weekend edition Space’s flagship original series Innerspace also shattered records drawing 447,000 viewers with its live pre and post specials. With #INNERSPACE trending on Twitter, before and after the screening drew the highest ever audience for INNERSPACE. Throughout the day, Space was the number 1 specialty network with an average audience of 105,000 A25-54 viewers, and 99,000 A18-49 viewers.