Monday, 24 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Ascension of the Cybermen, was watched by 3.71 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.
The rating, representing 19.1% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the 8th most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.39 million viewers.
Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.29 million viewers. This week the lead into Doctor Who was Countryfile which had 4.84 million watching. The return of Last Tango in Halifax, had 4.89 million viewers. Endeavour on ITV1 had 3.93
The afternoon Six Nations Rugby match on ITV1 had 4.37 million watching.
On overnight figures, Doctor Who was the 50th most-watched programme of the week.
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.