BBC Worldwide today announced that the special 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, the world’s longest running and most successful sci-fi series, has received the Guinness World Record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama following a massive global campaign which saw the episode broadcast in 94 countries across 6 continents.
In addition to the TV broadcast, the episode was screened in over 1500 cinemas worldwide, including in the UK, US, Canada, Latin America, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia. Over half a million tickets were sold for the theatrical screenings at which fans were able to watch the episode in spectacular 3D.
The award was presented by Craig Glenday, Editor-inChief of Guinness World Records to the show’s Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven Moffat at the Doctor Who Celebration, a special three-day event spanning the anniversary weekend at London’s ExCel. Cast members Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman were also in attendance along with thousands of fans from across the world. Upon receipt of the award, Steven Moffat comment: “For years the Doctor has been stopping everyone else from conquering the world. Now, just to show off, he's gone and done it himself!”
Thanks to BBC Worldwide