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The new era of Doctor Who begins with the highest rated season premiere ever on BBC AMERICA. The US embraced award winning actor Peter Capaldi's first full episode as the Doctor, delivering 2.58 million total viewers Live+SD Cume*. From 8:00-10:00pm, Doctor Who ranked as the #1 program 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. Over 1 million total viewers Live+SD Cume* tuned in for BBC AMERICA's new eight part paranormal thriller, Intruders, which helped deliver BBC America its highest rated Saturday night ever.
This Saturday's episode, Into the Dalek, marks the return of the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks. Ahead of the holiday weekend, BBC America is previewing the entire second episode of Intruders on VOD, BBCAmerica.com and BBC AMERICA's YouTube channel.
Notes to Editors:
- 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% total viewers and +39% A25-54 from the season 7.2 premiere.
- In its 10:00pm premiere, Intruders delivered 796,000 total viewers and 352,000 A25-54. The premiere is on par with the season one premiere of Orphan Black.
- In its 11:00pm premiere, the Doctor Who post show, After Who Live, delivered 408,000 total viewers and 205, 000 A25-54. The special matched last October's premiere of AMC's Talking Dead in Twitter activity with nearly 45,000 tweets.