As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 3 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 14 May 2012

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Monday, 22 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Village of the Angels: Jericho (Kevin Mcnally), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Claire (Annabel Scholey) (Credit: BBC Studios (BBC Studios))

Doctor Who Village of the Angels was watched by 3.45 million viewers according to unofficial overnight figures.

The figure is a slight drop from last week's episode. Top for the evening was I'm A Celebrity on ITV1 with 8.03 million watching.

The seven-day consolidated figure, which includes all those who watch the episode within one week. for Episode Three: Once, Upon Time was 4.67 million. This is the lowest seven-day consolidated rating since the series returned in 2005.

However, In terms of chart position, Doctor Who is still performing strongly. It was the 6th most-watched programme on BBC Television for the week and the 19th most-watched on all British television.





FILTER: - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings - Uk

Once, Upon Time - Appreciation IndexBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 16 November 2021 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Once, Upon Time: Craig Parkinson (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall))

Flux: Chapter Three: Once, Upon Time achieved an Audience Appreciation Index score of 75.

The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.

Range-wise, a figure of 60 is considered poor with 85 as excellent, so in context 75 sits firmly between those two views; however it is the lowest received by the series since its return in 2005.

The average for Flux at its halfway point is 76.





FILTER: - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings

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Monday, 15 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Once, Upon Time: Cybermen (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))

Doctor Who Once, Upon Time was watched by 3.76 million viewers according to unofficial overnight figures.

The figure is a slight drop from last week's episode.

The seven-day consolidated figure, which includes all those who watch the episode within one week. for the War of The Sontarans was 5.10 million.

This made Doctor Who the 13th most-watched programme on British television for the week ending 7th November





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War of the Sontarans - Appreciation IndexBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 9 November 2021 - Reported by Chuck Foster
War of The Sontarans: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Mary (Sara Powell), Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill), Dan (John Bishop) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))

Flux: Chapter Two: War of The Sontarans had an Audience Appreciation Index score of 77.

The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.

The figure is up a percentile on the 76 received by the series opener last week, indicating a higher appreciation amongst the programme commentators.





FILTER: - Doctor Who - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings

War of The Sontarans - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 8 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
War of The Sontarans: Mary (Sara Powell), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))

 

Doctor Who War of The Sontarans was watched by 3.96 million viewers according to unofficial overnight figures.

The figure is a drop of half a million from last week's season premiere, not unusual for the second episode of a season.

The final consolidated figure, which includes all those who watch the episode within one week. for the The Halloween Apocalypse was 5.79 million.

This made Doctor Who the 9th most-watched programme on British television for the week ending 31st October. 

 

 





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Tuesday, 2 November 2021 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Weeping Angel (Credit: James Pardon / BBC Studios)

Flux: Chapter One: The Halloween Apocalypse had an Audience Appreciation Index score of 76.

The Appreciation Index or AI is a measure of how much the audience enjoyed the programme. The score, out of a hundred, is compiled by a specially selected panel of around 5,000 people who go online and rate and comment on programmes.

The previous series opener, Spyfall: Part One  (New Year's Day 2020) achieved a score of 82, whilst the most recent episode, New Year's Day adventure Revolution of the Daleks, achieved a score of 79. The thirteenth Doctor's era as a whole has a a current average score of 80.

The score of 76 is the lowest achieved for the series since Love & Monsters in 2006.

 





FILTER: - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings

The Halloween Apocalypse - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 1 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Episode 1 (Credit: James Pardon / BBC Studios)

Doctor Who The Halloween Apocalypse has an unofficial overnight viewing figure of 4.43 million viewers. 

 

The overnight viewing figure is slightly down on last season's opening episode Skyfall, but higher than the majority of series 12 episodes. 

 





FILTER: - Series 13/Season 39 - Ratings

Revolution of the Daleks - Official Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Saturday, 9 January 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Revolution of the Daleks (Credit: BBC Studios)

Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks had a final official rating of 6.25 million viewers.

The final rating takes into account all those who recorded the programme and watched it within one week. 

The rating confirms Doctor Who as the top-rated BBC One programme for New Year's Day, beating EastEnders which had 4.36 million watching and Mrs Brown's Boys with 4.87 million.

Overall Doctor Who was second for the day, with Coronation Street just claiming the top spot with 6.39 million viewers.

Doctor Who is likely to finish the week as the 8th most-watched programme, the same position held by the New Year 2020 programme SpyFall

The most-watched programme for the week ending 3rd January was Happy New Year Live! with 9.92 million watching London mark the start of 2021.

 





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Saturday, 2 January 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Revolution of the Daleks (Credit: BBC Studios)

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.

 





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Timeless Children - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 9 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Timeless Children: The Master (Sacha Dhawan), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))
The conclusion to this year's series of Doctor Who, The Timeless Children, had an official rating of 4.69 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The figure is the lowest consolidated figure for an epiosde of Doctor Who since the series returned in 2005, a record previously held by the 2017 story, The Eaters of Light. Out of 861 episodes of Doctor Who broadcast since 1963, only 33 have achieved a lower rating.

To put the figue in perspective, it was still the 30th most-watched programme on British TV for the week, much higher that the position achieved by the majority of episodes of Doctor Who shown over the years. The episode had a 21.5% share of the total TV audience.

In detail 4.55 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. An additional 70,000 watched on their PC, 39,000 watched on a Tablet device and 34,000 watched on a smartphone.

Top for the week was Ant and Dec's Saturday Takeaway on ITV with 7.41 million watching. The top BBC programme was the drama Death in Paradise with 6.78 million.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 82

The average viweing figures for 2020 now stands at 5.40m as oposed to 7.96m for Series 11 in 2018. This is lower than Series 10 which averaged 5.64m. It is still higher than the lowest rated season, season 26 which averaged 4.31m .




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK