Doctor Who The Caretaker had an Audience Appreciation Index or AI score of 83.
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.
Overall Doctor Who rated slightly higher with Women rather than Men and scored the highest within the 16-54 age group.
The X Factor once again topped the ratings for Sunday with 9.0 million viewers, while Downton Abbey had 8.1 million watching. Doctor Who is currently in 24th place for the week. Final figures will be published next week.
The Sunday repeat of The Caretaker on BBC Three had an overnight estimate of 0.27 million viewers, a 1.2% share of the audience.