Monday, 2 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who The Timeless Children, was watched by 3.78 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.
The rating, representing 19.8% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the 7th most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.14 million viewers.
Top for the day was the lead into Doctor Who, Countryfile, with 4.44 million viewers. Following the Doctor Antiques Roadshow had 4.41 million watching. The latest episode of Last Tango in Halifax, had 4.17 million viewers. Over on ITV McDonald and Dodds was the highest rates show with 4.38 million watching.
The 10pm BBC News also did well with 4.38 million watching.
On overnight figures, Doctor Who was the 49th 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.