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Doctor Who Repeat Audience

The Next Doctor was aired on BBC One at 6pm on Saturday evening, a surprise repeat of the 2008 Christmas special which starred David Tennant, David Morrissey and Dervla Kirwan.

Weather and alternative scheduling failed to work in the broadcast’s favour however – and given that most viewers saw it just 7 months ago, this is hardly a surprise.

Broadcast opposite ITV 1’s You’ve Been Framed video clip show – masterfully narrated by Harry Hill – The Next Doctor managed 13.4% share with 2.1m viewers tuning in versus the 3.7m viewers and 23.5% share for the ITV 1 show, reports Brand Republic.

There’s little to read from the performance of a summer repeat for Doctor Who however, other than the BBC using a popular one-off episode to fill the 6pm-7pm timeslot and keep awareness of the show on TV bubbling away in advance of the next episode, sometime in the Autumn…

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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