A week on from the Series 12 finale, we now have the +7 viewing figures update for the finale, as well as the final official number for Can You Hear Me?
While there’s an update for The Timeless Children, with the official metric for television viewing figures now being the +28 measure – including all views of a given episode for four weeks after broadcast – the numbers for earlier in Doctor Who Series 12 are still coming in. This week it’s the turn of seventh episode Can I Hear You? The final result for Can I Hear You? is 5.41m. This represents an addition 0.51m people joining the audience in the past three weeks, and a total time-shift of 1.6m. It’s also down 0.27m (5%) on the final rating for previous episode Praxeus.
Meanwhile, the +7 update for series finale The Timeless Children is also now available
So far The Timeless Children has been seen by 4.69m. Not only is this is the lowest +7 of the season but an unexpectedly weak time-shift. While 3.71m viewers watched Ascension of the Cybermen on the night and a near identical 3.71m watched The Timeless Children last week, only 0.98m people have been added to the finale’s total compared to 1.28m for the story’s first part. This means that the second part is actually down 0.3m (6%) from the first. While the story’s enormous revelations about the Time Lords and the Doctor’s past generated a lot of social media discussion, it would appear that this didn’t strongly translate into people wanting to check out the episode for themselves. With three weeks of catch-up to go, it appears that the finale might be heading to get a final figure somewhere in the 5m to 5.1m range.
Next week, we’ll have the final viewing figures for The Haunting of Villa Diodati which should be up from those of Can You Hear Me? and likely around 5.5m.
Doctor Who will return this winter in Revolution of the Daleks
Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Bradley Walsh (Graham), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Tosin Cole (Ryan), with Chris Chibnall as Showrunner and Matt Strevens Executive Producing.