The programme had an overnight share of 19.6% of the total Television audience.
Top for the day was Strictly Come Dancing with an average of 10.3 million watching and peaking at 11.1 million. On ITV The X Factor had an average of 6.8 million viewers, ITV's biggest audience was for I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of here, which had an average of 7.4 million.
Pointless Celebrities also scored high with 5.1 million watching, making Doctor Who the 5th highest programme for the day.
Final figures will be released next week.