4.13 million viewers watched Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion, according to unofficial overnight viewing figures.
Doctor Who had a share of 19.9% of the total TV audience for the day.
Top once more was the BBC celebrity dance show, Strictly Come Dancing, which had 9.17 million watching. The X Factor on ITV was second with 6.42 million viewers.
The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, live from the Royal Albert Hall had 5.39 million watching with gameshow Pointless Celebraties gewtting 4.57 million. Two editions of BBC News pushed Doctor Who into seventh place for the day. It currently stands at 40th for the week.
Final figures, including those who recorded the programme and who watch it within one week, will be published next week.