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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…

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