10 Million Tune in to Watch the Doctor Who Special

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration (Photo © BBC)
BBC reports 10.6 million people tuned in to watch the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day Of The Doctor. The 75 minute special episode, which screened in 94 countries as well as in 1,500 theaters, averaged 10.2 million viewers over its running time.
“10.2 million. I’m astonished and moved – and that’s only the score so far, that’s just the overnights,” said writer/executive producer Steven Moffat. “I speak from personal experience when I say that there’s nothing better the morning after your 50th birthday than knowing you’ve still got it. Happy birthday Doctor – go get ’em you old devil!”
Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, added: “The 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who was a spectacular event on BBC One that really brought the nation together, cutting through time and space to simulcast in 94 countries and celebrate this great British icon.”
“What a triumph! I couldn’t be prouder of Steven, Faith and the team for pulling together such a blinder of an episode,” said Controller of BBC Drama Ben Stephenson. “Not only a great celebration of a great show, it also perfectly showcased why the BBC remains such a great and important institution.”
The Day Of The Doctor was written by Steven Moffat, directed by Nick Hurran, and starred Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, and John Hurt.
Source: BBC
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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