Last week, Doctor Who fans were finally treated to some new who after a prolonged hiatus. The show’s annual Christmas special aired and brought holiday cheer to millions of viewers - literally. Ratings have just been released for the special episode, and they are looking rather chipper abroad. Thanks to BBC America, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was aired abroad on Christmas, and its ratings have broke records.
The Doctor Who special now stands as the network’s most viewed telecast of 2016 in all key demographics. The annual event drew in 1.7 million viewers over its three-day return period. More than 900,000 of those views came from audience members ages 18-49 and 25-54.
Not only was the Doctor Who special a ratings smash over at BBC America, but it also spurred plenty of social media conversations. The holiday episode was the most talked-about program on sites like Twitter and Facebook on Christmas Day.
If you want to check out the new synopsis for the 2016 Christmas special, then you can read it below:
“This Christmas sees the Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? And what will be revealed when we see behind the mask?
Peter Capaldi stars as the Doctor, Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain) as Nardole, Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant and Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) as an investigative journalist.
The special is written by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark).”
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You can catch up on the Doctor Who 2016 Christmas special on BBC America’s site or on iTunes. Season 10 of Doctor Who is also slated to premiere sometime next year.
[H/T] The Wrap