Doctor Who, Orphan 55, had an official rating of 5.38 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.
The ratings make the episode the 10th most watched on BBC Television for the week and the 25th across all television. It had a 23.7% share of the total TV audience.
Doctor Who did beat the opposition on ITV, Dancing On Ice, which had 5.10 million viewers.
In detail 5.25 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 66,000 watched on their PC, 37,000 watched on a Tablet device and 29,000 watched on a smartphone.
Top for the week was Silent Witness on BBC One with 8.54 million watching.
Orphan 55 had an Appreciation Index score of 77