Published on January 1st, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
12 Million Expected
An amazing 12 million viewers are expected to tune in to Doctor Who tonight to witness the transformation of David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor into Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor in the concluding episode of The End of Time!
With the episode running on BBC One and BBC HD from 6.40 to 7.55pm this evening, the 75 minute run time should leave ample oppurtunity for a peak of 12 million to be reached if UK redtop rag The Sun are to be believed.
A 21st century Doctor Who record of 10.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Journey’s End in 2008, an episode given added importance by the Tenth Doctor’s apparent regeneration at the end of The Stolen Earth.
While there is no way to guess exactly what the reaction to The End of Time, Part Two will be – and we won’t know the overnight ratings until tomorrow – with the added build up (which has been taking place since David Tennant’s live on TV departure announcement in October 2008) it is likely Doctor Who will beat it’s last audience record tonight.