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Final figures are in for the debut episode of Doctor Who Series 9, The Magician’s Apprentice, and it’s  very good news for the show in the UK. 
Despite many media outlets concentrating on the overnight figures, the final consolidated figures are now in. These figures include those who watched The Magician’s Apprentice over the space of a week, repeat showings and viewings on the BBC iPlayer. The episode finished with:

6.54 million viewers (consolidated)
7.33 million viewers (including repeats)
1.5 million iPlayer requests

This means that within a week in the UK alone, The Magician’s Apprentice was watched by an impressive 8.8 million viewers, finishing in the Top 5 for the BBC that week. Check out the record-breaking US figures for the ep HERE.

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Cameron K. McEwan
Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.


  1. We usually expect an increase of 2 million, anyway. Ratings for 9.02 will be interesting. Will it include Sundays omnibus? Should it?

  2. Didn't BARB already include iPlayer figures though? That would mean their official rating + repeats would only be 7.73m viewers.


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