Doctor Who Fugitive of the Judoon, was watched by 4.21 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.
The rating, representing 21.2% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the sixth most popular show on British Television yesterday. Although it closed the gap, Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.42 million viewers.
Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.51 million viewers. This week the lead into Doctor Who was The FA Cup which had 4.59 million watching. Meanwhile the drama The Trial of Christine Keeler had 3.78 million watching. The highest rated programme on ITV was Vera with 5.37 million viewers.
Doctor Who was the 39th highest rated programme for the week on overnight figures.
The overnight figure counts those who watched the show yesterday. Final figures, released next Monday, will include those who recorded the programme and watched it later and are likely to be substantially higher.