Peter Capaldi (C) BBC

Deadline are reporting that the season premiere of Doctor Who Series 9 was a record-breaking hit for BBC America at the weekend. The Magician’s Apprentice amassed a total of 2 million viewers making it the biggest season premiere ever for the channel.
The episode also was No. 1 most social drama of the night based on ListenFirst’s Digital Audience Ratings for Television. It also was the #1 TV brand on Tumblr, the #1 drama on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Read the full Deadline story HERE.
In the UK, it was a slightly different story. Overnight viewing figures suggest that the episode was watched by 4.6 million (with 3.36 million watching live) – the final consolidated figure will be available next week. The Magician’s Apprentice was the top rated show for the BBC on the day.


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