THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR Ex-ter-mi-nates the Record Books With 1.1 Million Viewers, Largest Ever on Space
The highly-anticipated¬†DOCTOR WHO¬†50th¬†anniversary episode¬†THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR¬†drew¬†1.1 million viewers¬†during its live broadcast at¬†2:50 p.m. ET¬†on Saturday, securing the largest audience ever on Space, preliminary data from BBM Canada confirms. It was the most-watched entertainment program on Canadian television Saturday, and among the key demos, was second only to hockey. Combined with its encore broadcast at¬†8¬†p.m.ET, the two-hour special reached nearly 1.7 million viewers overall. Viewers can relive the 75 minutes of pure joy that was¬†THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR¬†online now at¬†Space.ca.
The historic episode tied as the most-watched entertainment specialty broadcast in Canada this broadcast year to date.* The commercial-free worldwide simulcast of the record-breaking episode made Space the #1 network overall during the special.
A rare, live weekend edition Space‚Äôs flagship original series¬†INNERSPACE¬†also shattered records drawing 447,000 viewers with its live pre and post specials. With #INNERSPACE trending on Twitter,¬†BEFORE¬†and¬†AFTER THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR¬†drew the highest ever audience for¬†INNERSPACE. Throughout the day, Space was the #1 specialty network with an average audience of 105,000 A25-54 viewers, and 99,000 A18-49 viewers.
During the earth-shattering festivities, viewers were also gifted with a surprise¬†teaser¬†revealing the premiere date for Season 2 of Space‚Äôs original series,¬†ORPHAN BLACK. The smash hit is set to return on¬†Saturday, April 19, 2014.
In¬†THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR, The Doctors embarked on their greatest adventure in the 75-minute¬†DOCTOR WHO¬†50th anniversary episode. Starring current Doctor Matt Smith, the tenth Time Lord David Tennant (BROADCHURCH), current companion Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper (SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL), John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), a (SPOILER ALERT) surprise appearance from the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker and a glance at the next incarnation, Peter Capaldi (THE HOUR). Matt Smith made his penultimate appearance as The Time Lord in THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR. The Doctor will¬†regenerate¬†in the upcoming Christmas Special.
* Source: BBM Canada
Audience before August 31, 2009 based on Mark II measurement
Tied with program on A&E, 8/26/13-11/23/13