The live simulcast, shown at 2.50pm on the East Coast and 11.50am on the west, got an audience of 2.4 million of which 1.2 million were in the 25-54 age group. The primetime repeat added over a million to the total to give BBC America its highest rating to date.
Perry Simon, General Manager for BBC AMERICA, said
The fan response on-air, in social media and in theaters across the country has been nothing short of incredible. The 50th Anniversary of this extraordinary program has cemented its iconic status for millions of American viewers and we can't wait for the Christmas Special.Rentrack report that Doctor Who also achieved a $13,607 per screen average in the US, for the 3D screening event, beating The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s $12,300 average.