Doctor Who - Revolution of the Daleks had an overnight viewing audience of 4.69 million viewers.
The figure made Doctor Who the most-watched programme on BBC One for New Year's Day. Doctor Who had a 21.1% share of the total TV audience.
Top overall was ITV's Evening News with 5.5 million viewers while Coronation Street came second with 5.0 million watching. Against The Doctor, Emmerdale had 4.6 million watching.
On BBC One Eastenders had 3.3 million while the comedy Mrs Brown's Boys had 3.7 million viewers.
Final official figures should be available next week.