10.5 Million watch Journey’s End

Final figures have been released by BARB for the week featuring the final episode of season 30 of Doctor Who, and these reveal adjusted figures for Doctor Who to account for time shifting and repeat broadcasts.

As a result, an astonishing 10.57 million viewers watched Jouney’s End. This marks the first time in Doctor Who’s 45 years that an episode has been the most-watched programme during the week of broadcast, and it even beat into second place coverage of the men’s Wimbledon final by almost two million. (Of course a Briton in the final would have had a very different effect…)

This also marks the third occasion since the series revival in 2005 that it has broken the 10 million viewers barrier. Opening episode Rose was watched by 10.81 million (higher, but not the most watched programme that week), while the 2007 Christmas Special Voyage of the Damned yielded an audience of 13.31 million.


Christian Cawley


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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