Doctor Who Deep Breath had an Audience Appreciation Index score of 82.
The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.
The score, while lower than Doctor Who has achieved in recent years, still puts the programme as one of the most appreciated of the weekend.
Ratings on Sunday were incredibly low, meaning Doctor Who retains its place as the third highest rated programme, on overnights, for the week. The highest BBC One could manage on Sunday was 5.1 million for the News, while ITV scored 2.4 million with its highest rated programme Come On Down: The Game Show.
On BBC Two the repeat of the drama on the origins of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Time and Space, had an audience of 0.6 million, a 4.6% share of the total TV audience.
Final figures for the week will be published next Monday.