424,000 Whovians watch early morning simulcast of 50th anniversary Doctor Who

The 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who simulcast to 75 countries around the world averaged 424,000 viewers for ABC1 at 6.50am eastern.

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, starring Matt Smith and debut of new Time Lord Peter Capaldi, averaged 922,000 metro viewers when repeated in the prime time spot at 7.30pm and was second in its timeslot after 60 Minutes on Channel Nine.

Meanwhile Ten’s new episode of Modern Family had 731,000 metro viewers at 7.30pm and 740,000 for the repeat episode at 8pm. And Channel Seven’s Wild Planet: North America averaged 692,000 metro viewers.

The battle between the two David Attenborough programs on channels Nine and Ten was easily won by Nine sandwiched between Nine News and 60 Minutes, the top two programs of the night, each with more than 1.3m viewers.

David Attenborough’s Secrets of Wild India was third in all programs with 1.149m viewers from 6.30pm while Ten’s David Attenborough’s Living with Baboons dropped to 309,000 from 6pm.

Nine’s run of the first test of the The Ashes series made the top ten programs with the first and third session averaging over 1m metro viewers and the second held an audience of 962,000 according to OzTam’s preliminary overnight metro ratings.

Seven’s strongest performers were Seven News and Sunday Night, with both shows averaging more than 1m, followed by Bones which averaged 746,000 and was first in its timeslot ahead of ABC1’s one off Doctor Who drama travelling back in time to 1963.

However Nine had the largest share of the audience with 23.3 per cent ahead of Seven’s 20.3 per cent. ABC1 had a 14.4 per cent of the audience ahead of Ten which had 11.8 per cent.

Sunday’s top 15 programs:

  1. 60 Minutes Nine 1,380,000
  2. Nine News Sunday Nine 1,315,000
  3. David Attenborough’s Secrets of Wild India Nine 1,149,000
  4. Seven News Seven 1,124,000
  5. Sunday Night Seven 1,111,000
  6. The Ashes: First Test – Australia v England Session 3 Nine 1,064,000
  7. The Ashes: First Test – Australia v England Session 1 Nine 1,002,000
  8. The Ashes: First Test – Australia v England Session 2 Nine 962,000
  9. Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor ABC1 922,000
  10. ABC News ABC1 853,000
  11. The Cricket Show Nine 773,000
  12. Bones Seven 746,000
  13. Modern Family Repeat Ten 740,000
  14. Modern Family Ten 731,000
  15. Elementary Ten 707,000

Sunday’s share:

  • Nine 23.3%
  • Seven 20.3%
  • ABC1 14.4%
  • TEN 11.8%
  • 7mate 5.0%
  • SBS ONE 4.3%
  • 7TWO 4.0%
  • GO! 3.5%
  • Gem 3.4%
  • ONE 3.2%
  • ABC2 2.4%
  • ELEVEN 1.9%
  • ABC News 24 1.1%
  • ABC3 0.8%
  • SBS 2 0.4%
  • NITV 0.2%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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