France 4 Ratings Increase!

(Note: title does not mean 4 more people watched Doctor Who than last week.) This weekend in France, Doctor Who’s Series 5 finale “La Pandorica s’ouvre” (The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang) got a nice increase on some of the previous weeks.

While retaining around the same audience share, “La Pandorica s’ouvre” was watched by 340,000 viewers on France 4 on Saturday night – that’s 1.5% of the total audience, and means more French viewers tuned in than the previous week.

The Series 5 audience figures in France have been up and down, with the middle of the series attracting a bit of a slump, so its good to see a strong ending for the episodes which marked the end of Matt Smith’s first full series as the Doctor.

A comparison with previous Series 5 audience figures here can be found at Beans on Toast – meanwhile for a general overview of French audience figures on all the main TV channels on Saturday evening hit

(With thanks to Aurélie Demonchaux)

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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