The final consolidated ratings for The Husbands of River Song have been released, showing an overall increase of well over a million viewers on the original overnights.
The Christmas special scored a final rating of 7.69m viewers, placing it 5th for Christmas Day (discounting HM the Queen’s Christmas message) and 5th for the day on BBC One. Doctor Who beat the Christmas Day editions of ratings juggernauts Eastenders and Coronation Street and scored the show’s highest ratings of 2015.
Christmas Day Ratings Chart
The 2014 Christmas special Last Christmas finished in ninth place on the BBC iPlayer Christmas chart, bringing in an extra 1.07m viewers.
Winning the iPlayer ratings battle for the past two Christmases, Doctor Who was beaten in the chart by the controversial Argentinan jaunt by Jeremy Clarkson and crew on Top Gear, by four episodes of Eastenders, by the Christmas Day edition of Miranda and The Apprentice Series Finale.
The BBC have reported a record 227m iPlayer requests across December (excluding people using the device on Sky and Virgin Media), up a huge 25% on the previous year.
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