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Tuesday, 29 December 2020 - Reported by Chuck Foster

Revolution of the Daleks (Credit: BBC)As Doctor Who makes a welcome return to television on New Year's Day, so too does our festive Predict the Ratings competition! This year readers have the chance to win a copy of Revolution of the Daleks on Blu-ray/DVD upon its release date (currently scheduled for the last week in January 2021).

As always, the aim is to predict the final consolidated (four screen) viewing figure in the United Kingdom for Revolution of the Daleks as reported by BARB, to the nearest 10,000 viewers (i.e. two decimal places). In addition, we'd like you to predict Doctor Who's position in the weekly chart (which will be used in the case of a tie-break).

The four screen viewing figure includes television, PC/laptop, tablet and smartphone devices - these may be updated as the week progresses, we will be using the initial total released by BARB.


Friday's episode is broadcast in the UK at 6:45pm on BBC One; ITV will broadcast Doctor Who's 'traditional' competition in the form of Emmerdale from 7:00pm (preceded by the News), with BBC Two showing the film Mr Holmes. Channel 4 The Greatest Showman, and Channel 5 continuing The Battle of Britain. Other highlights of the evening are BBC One's new drama The Serpent, ITV's Dancing on Ice with Torvill and Dean, and a festive Taskmaster on Channel 4.

For comparision, 2019's Resolution was watched by 7.13 million viewers, and 2020's Spyfall part one achieved 6.87m viewers - top of the charts for the first week of 2020 went to the Fireworks with 10.84m.

To enter our competition, please send the following details to with the subject, "Counting down the days":

  • Your name and preferred email address
  • Your country of entry (full details will be requested only if you are the winner)
  • Your guess at the final viewing figure to the nearest 10,000 (eg.9.99m)
  • Your guess at the final position in the chart (eg. 1st) - this will only be used in the event of a tie-break

Terms and Conditions:

  • The competition closes at 08:00 GMT, 2nd January 2021
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  • The competition is open worldwide
  • BARB final figures are expected in early 2021, we will contact the winner once they have been published
  • The prize is a copy of Revolution of the Daleks on either DVD or Bluray; we will confirm the format with the winner at time of notification.

Good luck and don't forget to watch the episode yourself! See our guide for current schedules for the episode locally, and visit This Week in Doctor Who for the continuing adventures of all of the Doctors around the world!

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