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The new era of Doctor Who has begun with the highest rated season premiere ever on BBC AMERICA. Nielsen figures show the US embraced Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Doctor, delivering 2.58 million total viewers Live+SD Cume (Cumulative). From 8:00-10:00pm, Doctor Who ranked as the #1 programme in all of cable among total viewers and A25-54. BBC AMERICA was the #1 network and Doctor Who was the #1 show in all of television on Twitter and Tumblr for the day.
This Saturday’s episode, Into the Dalek, marks the return of the Doctor’s greatest enemy, the Daleks.
In its 8:15pm premiere, Doctor Who: Deep Breath delivered 2.2 million total viewers and over 1 million A25-54, growing a significant 46 per cent total viewers and +39 per cent A25-54 from the season 7.2 première.
In its 11:00pm première, the Doctor Who post show, After Who Live, delivered 408,000 total viewers and 205, 000 A25-54. The special matched last October’s première of AMC’s Talking Dead in Twitter activity with nearly 45,000 tweets.