Doctor Who News Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman at the Doctor Who Prom 2013!

Published on September 14th, 2013 | by Alex Skerratt

Viewers Take Note of Doctor Who Prom

The recent Doctor Who Prom was watched by an impressive 1.45 million viewers, it has been confirmed.

Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman at the Doctor Who Prom 2013!

Broadcast on the August Bank Holiday (Monday 26th) this was a 15% share of the television audience at the time, with a further 230,000 people tuning into the event on BBC iPlayer. And as if that wasn’t enough, the programme won its time slot and achieved an impressive score of 87 on the Audience Appreciation Index, with 76% of those surveyed saying the show was of high quality. (Simply put: people liked it!)

The Prom, which ran for just over an hour, featured music from the most recent series of Doctor Who, as well as a host of tracks from the ‘classic’ era, including the terrifying Cyberman theme from The Moonbase, and Dudley Simpson’s wonderfully ‘Parisian’ number from City of Death.

Sadly, the only thing missing from the TV transmission was Murray Gold’s new anniversary composition Song for Fifty. Will it make its television debut in the upcoming special The Day of the Doctor? It wouldn’t be a bad idea!

(Via Doctor Who News)


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2 Responses to Viewers Take Note of Doctor Who Prom

  1. avatar Steve C says:

    It would be a terrible idea, the song is appalling and it was a wise person who edited it out. “Happy Birthday Doctor you”, the words made my stomach wretch, truly horrible and the tune wasn’t much better.

  2. avatar Mark Lenton says:

    Yep, I was there… it was the low point of the show which was otherwise the best concert / prom of all the Who events done so far

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