The Impossible Astronaut was BBC America's Most Watched ShowThe all new season of sci-fi hit Doctor Who, which premiered on Saturday, April 23, has given BBC AMERICA its highest-rated, most-watched telecast ever in Live + Same Day. Doctor Who delivered almost 1.3 million viewers*, a .72 coverage rating in P2+, and a .92 in A25-54. In total audience, the channel was up 71,000 viewers, from its previous best for last season’s opening episode of Doctor Who in April last year.

The news from the other side of the pond wasn’t as positive, however. According to the BBC, the first episode in the U.K. was “watched by an average audience of 6.5 million viewers,” which sounds pretty good until you realize that this “was down from the eight million recorded by overnight figures on Matt Smith’s show debut in April 2010.”

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