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Dr Who delivers online ratings record for ABC

Doctor WhoThe ABC’s early online screening of the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who delivered the broadcaster with the largest number of daily views ever achieved on iview.

The episode – available hours after being aired in the UK and more than six days before being broadcast on ABC1 – received 75,900 plays, the ABC said.

Further episodes of the series will also be available on iview at 5.10am on Sundays after being aired by the BBC in the UK.

Each episode will also screen Saturdays at 7.30pm on ABC1, and be repeated on Tuesdays at 9.30pm on ABC2.

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