The Doctor Top TV Drama 2013
Doctor Who has outperformed other drama's on the BBC with its 50th anniversary special, The Day of The Doctor. 12.8 million people in Britain have now watched since its premier on the 23 November 2013. The show became the most requested show in the 24 hours after broadcast with 1.27 million requests on the BBC On Demand service, BBC iPlayer. The drama generated 442,692 mentions on twitter, with 12,939 tweets per minute during the opening moments of the programme.
The series was broadcast around the world on 94 broadcast channels and in 834 cinemas and has record for the largest worldwide TV drama simulcast. Doctor's David Tennant and Matt Smith joined forces with John Hunt to play different Doctors as the battle to save the world. Each of the former doctors were brought together to move the home planet of the time lords, Gallifrey, into stasis.
Writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, says: “A stellar rating for the Doctor's birthday. And since it doesn't include online catch-up, or indeed the rest of the world, it's only the end of part one!”
The episode also included the next doctor to be played by Peter Capaldi.
Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, adds: “The Doctor Who 50th was a hugely ambitious event on the BBC and it's only fitting that it has taken the top spot as the highest rating drama across all channels this year. It's a fantastic tribute to both Steven Moffat and the creativity of all those involved in the show throughout its history. Next stop the regeneration at Christmas!"