Into The Dalek, the second episode of Doctor Who‘s new season averaged 5.2M viewers on BBC One on Saturday night from 7:30-8:15PM local. The sophomore turn by Peter Capaldi as the 12th Time Lord earned a 24.7 share. It was BBC One’s most watched show of the day, but 1.59M, or 23.4%, down on last week’s season 8 launch. Its lead-in, gymnastics competition show Tumble, fell to 2.74M viewers, its lowest rating of the series, but Doctor Who is expected to increase with delayed viewings. Into The Dalek was the second installment directed by A Field In England‘s Ben Wheatley. It also introduced Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink, a colleague of companion Clara’s at Coal Hill School. Capaldi’s initial turn last week received largely positive notices and was the modern series’ most watched opener since 2010. It also scored record ratings for BBC America.
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