All demos were up from the Season 8 average, with the most significant increases in the younger demos, up +186% in P12-24 and +161% in P18-34. The episode also was No. 1 most social drama of the night based on ListenFirst’s Digital Audience Ratings for Television. It also was the #1 TV brand on Tumblr, the #1 drama on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and the #2 drama on Instagram, following The Walking Dead.
In Peter Capaldi’s second season at the helm of the TARDIS, the series sees the Doctor and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) going on a journey that takes them to deadly alien planets, creepy underwater bases, Viking villages, a global Zygon uprising, and through hidden alien dens.
'Doctor Who' Season 9 Debuts To 4.58M Viewers On BBC1 In Slow Night For UK TV
The new season is written by Steven Moffat, Toby Whithouse, Jamie Mathieson, Peter Harness, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dollard and Catherine Tregenna; directed by Hettie Macdonald, Daniel O’Hara, Ed Bazalgette, Daniel Nettheim, Justin Molotnikov, Rachel Talalay; and produced by Tracie Simpson, Derek Ritchie, Nikki Wilson and Peter Bennett. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One, co-produced with BBC America.
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