'Asylum of the Daleks' - Overnight Ratings

The initial overnight ratings for the first episode of the new series are in, and the show performed well again.

6.4 million people watched, representing 29.3% of the audience. (That is more viewers than 'Let's Kill Hitler' this time last year). Doctor Who beat the ITV 1 competition ('Red or Black') by over 3 million viewers. Doctor Who was the second most popular programme on TV yesterday, being beaten only by 'The X Factor' (8.6 million).

We can expect consolidated figures in just over a week.