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The Rings of Akhaten 2

Rings of Akhaten Tops April iPlayer Chart!

Doctor Who dominated the BBC iPlayer in April with five entries including two million requests for the number one entry, The Rings of Akhaten.

The Rings of Akhaten 2

Season opener The Bells of Saint John actually gained more requests but they were split across two months with 0.96 million in March and a further 1.3 million requests in April making the episode eighth for the month.

Cold War amassed 1.65 million requests, Hide garnered 1.53 million and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS took 1.19 million to take fourth, sixth and tenth respectively.

The rest of the top ten spots were taken by several editions of The Voice.

The full list is:

  1. Doctor Who: The Rings Of Akhaten
  2. The Voice
  3. The Voice
  4. Doctor Who: Cold War
  5. The Voice
  6. Doctor Who: Hide
  7. The Voice
  8. Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint John
  9. The Voice
  10. Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

It’s fascinating that one of the most controversial stories of the run should prove so popular, don’t you think?

(Via Doctor Who News)


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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