Ratings: Doctor Who's 50th Sets BBCA Record

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Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor on Saturday afternoon premiered to 2.4 million total viewers on BBC America, giving the channel its most watched telecast ever (as well as its best tallies in the 25-54 demo).

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Folding in a primetime encore, Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special amassed 3.6 million viewers.

Leading out of Day of the Doctor, BBC America’s Atlantis debuted to 840,000 viewers, the largest premiere audience ever for a Supernatural Saturday offering.

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Across the (Amy) pond, Day of the Doctor drew 10.2 million viewers on BBC1 — Who‘s fifth-largest UK audience since 2005 — yet was bested Saturday night by Strictly Come Dancing (which did 10.6 mil).