Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Loses Ratings Battle

Posted: Nov 24 2013, 2:10pm CST | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind


Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode loses Ratings Battle
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The highly anticipated Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode aired last night in the UK. Despite the hype, the Doctor got beating by a dance show.

That is a bit embarrassing for British TV viewers. More people in the UK watched Strictly Come Dancing (UK's Dancing with the Stars) than the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode. According to the Guardian, the Dr Who ratings hit 10.2 million, while Strictly got 10.6 million on average.

The Doctor Who episode starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt, was actually broadcast simultaneously in 94 countries. The show is now a Guinness World Record holder for the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama.

There is another special Dr Who show still coming this year. The Dr Who Christmas Special. See the new teaser trailer below.

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