Who Breaks More Records

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If anyone tells you that Doctor Who viewers are down this year, they haven’t read this latest bit of news. The Impossible Astronaut is the most recorded British TV programme in history.

According to Newsline: “An analysis of BARB data shows that record-breaking numbers of viewers recorded the programme. A total of 8.9 million viewers watched the programme, making it the sixth most viewed show of the week.

“Within that figure, 4.1 million viewers chose to time-shift the show by watching a recording of the show either later that day or in the following week.”

Kantar Media Audiences added: “Increasingly viewers are using their own ‘time travel’ abilities to watch TV shows when they want them – this particularly applies to dramas and ‘must see’ reality shows. Given that these figures do not include data from online catch up services like BBC iPlayer and ITVplayer, it is clear that judging a show’s performance just by looking at it’s overnight viewing figures is unlikely to give the full picture.”

Doctor Who’s Brand Manager, Edward Russell commented: “We’ve known for some time that the way audiences are watching TV would change, so these figures are the proof. And the fact that Doctor Who is at the forefront of the new viewing habits makes us all very proud indeed!”

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