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Christmas Special Overnight Ratings

The overnight ratings for Doctor Who in the UK on Christmas Day were 5.8 million, representing 29.4% of the audience. Doctor Who held its own against other shows on TV scoring similar results to 'Call the Midwife', 'Coronation Street' and others. It also beat the Christmas Day edition of 'EastEnders'. Overall Doctor Who was number 7 for the day, although the top ten were all close together.

Diminishing Returns?

The average BARB viewing figures for Series 9 were 6.03 million. This is down a hefty 17% from Series 8 which garnered 7.26 million.

For two performances only - Hector

David Gooderson's play "Hector" is coming to the Ambassadors Theatre in London, on Wednesday 9th December for two performances only at 2.30 and 7.30pm. The play tells the true story of crofter's son Sir Hector MacDonald, a Scottish legend and fallen hero.

David is, of course, best known to Who fans as Davros from the 1979 Tom Baker story "Destiny of the Daleks".

'Face the Raven' BBC1 Overnight Figures

'Face the Raven' achieved overnight ratings of 4.42 million viewers, which was just under 20% of the audience. Doctor Who was number 5 on TV for the day.

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2016 Annual - Win a Copy

We have two copies so the 2016 Doctor Who annual to be won. After this weekend's broadcast of 'Face the Raven' drop us a line and let us know what you thought. We will pull two emails 'out of the hat' to win an annual.

The Zygon Inversion Consolidated Ratings

The Zygon Inversion official UK figures added nearly 2 million to the 4.13 overnight result to finish with 6.03 million viewers. More information is at

Overnight Ratings

The BBC1 overnight ratings for 'Sleep No More' were similar to last week - 4 million, which was 18.6% of the audience. The episode itself seems to be polarising opinion - with people either loving it or hating it. Let su know your view in our poll.

'Downtime' DVDs to be won!

As reported in Tony Jordan’s blog, 16 November sees the long-awaited release on DVD of 'Downtime', the independent drama spin-off from Doctor Who which featured the return of the Brigadier, UNIT and the Yeti. Made in 1995, the project was warmly welcomed by a fandom starved of new Doctor Who on television and was perhaps the most ambitious of the various straight to video productions that were made at this time. They’ll be a full review of 'Downtime', along with an interview with its producer Keith Barnfather, in the re-launched Cosmic Masque later in the year!

We have THREE copies of Downtime on DVD to be won!

How to enter:
To be in with a chance of winning, please send the answer to the following question to
The closing date is 23rd November, 2015.

Question: What is the name of the item the Brigadier is looking for?

With thanks to Marek Steven at Koch Media.

The Zygon Invasion Consolidated Ratings

The BBC1 broadcast of 'The Zygon Invasion' added 1.8 million viewers in consolidated numbers to end up with 5.76 million viewers.

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Downtime on DVD

The 1995 spin-off "Downtime" will be released on DVD for the first time next Monday, 16th November.