BBC America made ratings history over the weekend, TheWrap.com reports. The cable channel had its most-watched telecast of all time with Saturday’s season premiere of "Doctor Who," the story reports.
The episode drew 1.6 million total viewers, including 723,000 in the key 25-to-54 demographic, the story notes. Both numbers are records for the channel.
BBC America also scored its highest-rated weekend ever, the story says, driven by the “Doctor Who” premiere and the third episode of “Copper.” “Copper” topped 1 million total viewers for its two airings Sunday night.
"Copper," BBC America’s first original series, is about an Irish cop in 1864 New York City.
The first episode of “Copper” has piled up more than 1.8 million viewers for its multiple airings.