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Published on December 27th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

Voyage of the Damned Ratings Success

The Christmas 2007 Doctor Who festive treat that was Voyage of the Damned gave us thrills and spills on Tuesday evening – us and another 13.8 million viewers!

Some might say that being sandwiched between an EastEnders double-header will no doubt have helped the series, but nevertheless it does seem that rather than Doctor Who benefiting from the misery of some cockneys, the second installment of the soap in fact benefited from Doctor Who!

The figures available so far are the overnights, which don’t include recorded broadcasts, so the final figures are likely to be higher, bearing in mind the time of year.

Here’s the full list:

1. EastEnders part two (13.9m)

2. Dr Who (13.8m)

3. EastEnders part one (11.8m)

4= To The Manor Born (10.1m)

4= Shrek 2 (10.1m)

4= BBC News at 1800 (10.1m)

7. Strictly Come Dancing Special (9.9m)

8. Coronation Street (9.6m)

9. Finding Nemo (8.3m)

10. The Queen’s Christmas Message (7.5m*)

* BBC One and ITV1 combined


About the Author


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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