DOCTOR WHO Season 8 Premiere, Starring Peter Capaldi, Sets Premiere Viewership Record

The newest star of DOCTOR WHO, Peter Capaldi made his official Time Lord debut on Saturday night, August 23 in the 80-minute Season 8 premiere on BBC, to record viewership.

According to, a record 6.79M viewers tuned in to watch the premiere- the most-watched Doctor Who premiere since 2010. This season begins with the 12th incarnation of the Doctor finding a dinosaur running loose in the Thames. He takes on an alien conspiracy mission with his companion, Clara (played by Jenna Coleman).

Read the BWW recap of the episode here.

DOCTOR WHO Season 8 tells the further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. It is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC between 1963 and the present day. The programme depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord-a time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.

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