The Broadcasters Audience Research Board have recently revealed the overnight viewing figures for the latest Doctor Who Special, The Waters of Mars by Phil Ford and Russell T Davies, after its broadcast yesterday evening. Phil Ford is now the second writer, after Russell T Davies, to have contributed an episode for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures over the past couple of years.
David Tennant was joined in The Waters of Mars by Lindsay Duncan as one-off companion Adelaide, leader of Bowie Base One on Mars, for the Tenth Doctor’s penultimate story. After The Waters of Mars, the Tenth Doctor returns for his final two episodes, both written by Russell T Davies, sometime around Christmas on BBC One and BBC HD.
The Doctor Who Special, The Waters of Mars, managed to achieve overnight viewing figures of 9.1 million with a 33.9% share of the television audience with an additional 310,000 watching over on BBC HD. The Waters of Mars was the third most watched programme yesterday only being beaten by ITV’s The X Factor at 8pm and I’m a Celebrity at 9pm also on ITV.
Doctor Who Confidential, Is There Life on Mars?, managed to achieve overnight viewing figures of 590,000 with an additional 100,000 watching over on BBC HD. The current overnight figures for The Waters of Mars currently places it within the top ten most watched programmes of the week which is expected to rise when final figures are out on within the next nine days.