Updated: ‘Doctor Who’ Take on ‘A Christmas Carol’ Draws 10.3 Million in UK
The Christmas airing of Doctor Who averaged 10.3 million on BBC in the United Kingdom. Although it was broadcast on the same day here in the U.S. on BBC America, I haven’t seen the ratings yet for Saturday (Christmas day). I’ll post them as soon as I can.
It was the sort of episode where I kind of wished BBC America had cut a deal to have it air on Syfy or another network with a little bit of promotion as a way of drawing in more viewers. It was an extremely accessible episode that could be enjoyed even by those who’d never seen an episode of the show before.
Update: the BBC America airing averaged 727,00o viewers from 9-10:20p on Christmas night.