BBC America Has a Record Night

Aug 25, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The cable channel BBC America set a number of ratings records over the weekend, thanks to the premiere of the new season of “Doctor Who.”

“The new era of ‘Doctor Who’ begins with the highest-rated season premiere ever on BBC America,” the channel reported. “The U.S. embraced award-winning actor Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Doctor, delivering 2.58 million total viewers Live+SD Cume. From 8-10 p.m. ‘Doctor Who’ ranked as the #1 program in all of cable among total viewers and A25-54.”

Following “Doctor Who,” the new series “Intruders” also had a strong premiere, giving BBC America its biggest Saturday-night audience of all time.

The 10 p.m. premiere of “Intruders” delivered 796,000 total viewers and 352,000 viewers 25-54, on par with the season one premiere of “Orphan Black,” the network reported.

“In its 8:15 p.m. premiere, ‘Doctor Who: Deep Breath’ delivered 2.2 million total viewers and over 1 million A25-54, growing a significant 46% total viewers and +39% A25-54” from the previous season premiere, the network announced.

At 11 p.m., the ‘Doctor Who’ post-show, ‘After Who Live,’ delivered 408,000 total viewers and 205, 000 viewers 25-54.


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