Published on May 8th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley
“Black Spot” Overnights
Concerned about last week’s low-show for the Doctor Who overnights? As we’ve previously explained, you really shouldn’t be, but to put your mind at rest you might be interested to know that The Curse Of The Black Spot was viewed by 6.2 million viewers accoridng to overnight figures.
While this might reflect poorer weather than the previous week, as we all know the episode will naturally see an increase thanks to those that watch on BBC iPlayer or Sky+ or whatever delayed viewing method when the final figures are released.
Of course some might argue that the sight of Lily Cole in a nighty or interest as to whether Hugh Bonneville might be compromised in some way by the script might have attracted extra viewers; but a viewer is a viewer…
The figure of 6.2 million represents a once again huge 30.9% audience share, but Doctor Who was still second to Britain’s Got Talent (10.4 million viewers with 42.2%, in a later timeslot).
Being second to a cynical ploy to find some performing monkeys for HRH isn’t so bad though, is it?