Doctor Who Orphan 55, was watched by 4.19 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.
The rating, representing 20.9% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the fifth most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.51 million viewers.
Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.24 million viewers. Countryfile, the lead into Doctor Who, had 5.13 million. The drama The Trial of Christine Keeler had 3.67 million watching.
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.