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

Ascension of the Cybermen - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 2 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Ascension of the Cybermen: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Graham (Bradley Walsh), Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall ))
Doctor Who, Ascension of the Cybermen, had an official rating of 4.99 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The ratings make the episode the 25th most watched programm across all television channels. It had a 22.6% share of the total TV audience.

In detail 4.85 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 68,000 watched on their PC, 38,000 watched on a Tablet device and 33,000 watched on a smartphone.

Top for the week was Ant and Dec's Saturday Takeaway on ITV with 8.70 million watching. The top BBC programme was the drama Call the Midwife with 8.01 million.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 81




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

The Timeless Children: Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 2 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Timeless Children: Ashad (Patrick O'kane) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))
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.
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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.




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

The Haunting Of Villa Diodati - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 24 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati (Credit: BBC Studios)
Doctor Who, The Haunting Of Villa Diodati, had an official rating of 5.07 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The ratings make the episode the 31st most watched programm across all television channels. It had a 22.9% share of the total TV audience.

In detail 4.95 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 61,000 watched on their PC, 36,000 watched on a Tablet device and 30,000 watched on a smartphone.

Top for the week was White House Farm on ITV with 8.57 million watching. The top BBC programme was the drama Death in Paradise with 8.04 million.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 80




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

Ascension of the Cybermen - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 24 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Ascension of the Cybermen: Ashad (Patrick O'kane), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackallll ))
Doctor Who Ascension of the Cybermen, was watched by 3.71 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.

The rating, representing 19.1% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the 8th most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.39 million viewers.

Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.29 million viewers. This week the lead into Doctor Who was Countryfile which had 4.84 million watching. The return of Last Tango in Halifax, had 4.89 million viewers. Endeavour on ITV1 had 3.93
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The afternoon Six Nations Rugby match on ITV1 had 4.37 million watching.
On overnight figures, Doctor Who was the 50th 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.




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

Can You Hear Me? - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Can You Hear Me?: Maryam (Sirine Saba), Tahira (Aruhan Galieva) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))
Doctor Who, Can You Hear Me?, had an official rating of 4.90 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The episode is the first one to dip below 5 million since the Peter Capaldi story The Eaters of Light in 2017.

The ratings make the episode the 35th most watched programm across all television channels. It had a 21.6% share of the total TV audience.

Doctor Who sliped behind the opposition on ITV, Dancing On Ice, which had 5.26 million viewers.

Top for the week was Call the Midwife on ITV with 8.21 million watching.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 78




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

The Haunting Of Villa Diodati - Overnight FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 17 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Haunting Of Villa Diodati (Credit: BBC Studios)Doctor Who The Haunting Of Villa Diodati, was watched by 3.86 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.

The rating, representing 19.7% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the seventh most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.63 million viewers.

Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.25 million viewers. This week the lead into Doctor Who was Countryfile which had 4.91 million watching. The Agatha Christie mystery, The Pale Horse, had 4.07 million viewers. Endeavour on ITV1 had 4.08

This week's storm was Dennis, which drew 4.95 million to the late evening News.

On overnight figures, Doctor Who was the 44th 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.




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

Praxeus - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 10 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who, Praxeus, had an official rating of 5.22 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The ratings make the episode the 12th most watched on BBC Television for the week and the 28th across all television. It had a 23.5% share of the total TV audience.

Doctor Who did just beat the opposition on ITV, Dancing On Ice, which had 5.06 million viewers.

In detail 5.09 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 63,000 watched on their PC, 38,000 watched on a Tablet device and 30,000 watched on a smartphone.

Top for the week was White House Farm on ITV with 8.27 million watching.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 78




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

Can You Hear Me? - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 10 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Can You Hear Me?: Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Tibo (Buom Tihngang), Graham (Bradley Walsh) (Credit: BBC Studios (James Pardon))Doctor Who Can You Hear Me?, was watched by 3.81 million viewers in the UK yesterday according to unofficial overnight figures.

The rating, representing 18.8% of the total viewing audience made Doctor Who the seventh most popular show on British Television yesterday. Doctor Who was beaten by its ITV opposition, Dancing on Ice, which had 4.84 million viewers.

Top for the day was Call the Midwife, with 6.39 million viewers. This week the lead into Doctor Who was Countryfile which had 5.24 million watching. The Agatha Christie mystery, The Pale Horse, had 4.81 million viewers.

On the day that storm Ciara hit the UK BBC News had a boost with 5.48 million watching the 10pm bulletin.

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.




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

Fugitive of the Judoon - Official RatingsBookmark and Share

Monday, 3 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Fugitive of the Judoon: The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ruth Clayton (Jo Martin) (Credit: BBC Studios (Ben Blackall ))Doctor Who,Fugitive of the Judoon, had an official rating of 5.57 million viewers, according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.

The ratings make the episode the 8th most watched on BBC Television for the week and the 23rd across all television. It had a 24.5% share of the total TV audience.

Doctor Who did beat the opposition on ITV, Dancing On Ice, which had 5.0 0million viewers.

In detail 5.42 million watched the episode on a conventional TV set. However the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard shows that an additional 73,000 watched on their PC, 43,000 watched on a Tablet device and 38,000 watched on a smartphone.

Top for the week was Call the Midwife on BBC One with 8.31 million watching.

Doctor Who had an Appreciation Index score of 83




FILTER: - Ratings - Series 12/38 - UK

Praxeus - Overnight Viewing FiguresBookmark and Share

Monday, 3 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
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.




FILTER: - Ratings - series 12 - UK