Since the first episode of Doctor Who
Series 8, Deep Breath
, has aired worldwide on televisions and cinemas, some stats have been coming in regrding its reactions with its global audience.
In the UK the television audience was 9.17 million
viewers according to final consolidated figures. As a comparison: Christopher Eccleston opened to 10.81m
; David Tennant, 9.84m
with The Christmas Invasion
; and Matt Smith, 10.08m
with The Eleventh Hour.
The Series 7 opener, Asylum of the Daleks
, achieved 8.33m
(these are all final figures and do not include BBC iPlayer).
Fans also enjoyed the debut for Peter Capaldi in the cinemas on Aug 23, with the episode making No. 8 in the British chart, taking in £523,000.
In the US, Deep Breath
gained the highest rated season
premiere ever on BBC America. The US embraced award-winning actor Peter
Capaldi’s first full episode as the Doctor, delivering 2.58 million total viewers
ranked as the No. 1 program in all of cable among total viewers. (As reference, the most recent season-opener of cable show Game of Thrones
received 6.6 million viewers.)
Channel SPACE in Canada attained 805,000 viewers. 1.187 million tuned into watch in Australia whilst it hit the No. 6 at the cinema, taking in $586,285. New Zealand saw the theatrical release at No. 4 amassing $132,740.
Here is the audio commentary for Doctor Who
Series 8, Episode One, Deep Breath
. Recorded by Cameron K McEwan
and Alex Romeo
the commentary can be enjoyed whilst watching the story - though,
that's not essential. You can download the audio commentary directly HERE
, subscribe on iTunes HERE
or use the player above.