Figures from BARB – the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board – have revealed that final figures for The End of Time, Part One were much higher than the early “overnight” figures suggested, with over 11 million tuning in for David Tennant’s penultimate Doctor Who episode.
The figures are impressive, with 11.57 million watching the initial broadcast on BBC One and an additional 470,000 tuning in for the BBC HD simulcast. Curiously these aren’t counted, meaning that 12.04 million viewers were watching The End of Time, Part One on its first run. Potentially 15.99 million viewers watched the episode in total, with 770,000 catching it on iPLayer and 1.18 million viewing on BBC Three.
A full explanation of the figures can be found at DoctorWhoNews.com – suffice to say, Doctor Who was the most watched programme of the Christmas week, only the second time this has happened in 47 years.