Doctor Who Praxeus, was watched by 3.97 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.
The rating, representing 20.2% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the fourth most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.49 million viewers.
Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.15 million viewers. This week the lead into Doctor Who was Countryfile which had 5.07million watching. Meanwhile The BAFTA Film Awards had 3.03 million watching. The highest rated programme on ITV was Vera with 5.43 million viewers.
Doctor Who was the 45th 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.