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Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 192
Running Time: 0:50:05
We interview Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and others in NYC (part 1 of our coverage of the New York Doctor Who events of April 2010 at the Paley Center for Media, the Apple SoHo store, and the East Village Cinema), plus Paul Castle at Gallifrey 21 discusses his book, Shooty Dog Thing.
BBC America had its ratings records broken with the premiere of Doctor Who this past Saturday, the 17th of April, 2010. It delivered 1.2 million viewers (live and same day viewers) making it the highest rated telecast ever for BBC America! Doctor Who is also the currently the number 1 TV series in the Apple iTunes store (see links below).
Here is a breakdown of the ratings for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour on BBC America:
|•||The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day P2+ rating (.68) and delivery ever (1,196,000).|
|•||The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day A25-54 rating (.89) and delivery ever (682,000).|
|•||In Live + Same Day coverage rating, BBC AMERICA premiere beat SYFY's season premieres for Doctor Who seasons 2-4 in P2+ and P25-54.|
|•||The .89 in P25-54 coverage rating for the Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 ranked #2 among all ad supported cable nets in its time period (9-10:10PM).|
The 60-minute pilot scheduled for this spring on BBC3 is a medical horror drama set in one of the UK's top teaching hospitals, St Timothy's. It is home of the country's most promising trainee doctors, but beneath its veneer of medical normality lies a secret network of dangerous experiments pushing back the boundaries of science with potentially horrifying consequences.
It stars Claire Foy as Hannah Carter whose mother was a consultant at the hospital before she died suddenly a year prior. Taking a year off teetering on the edge with grief, she's back to resume her training. Hannah remains fragile, so when she starts glimpsing strange events in the hospital and unsettling behavior from her ex-boyfriend and star surgeon Nick played by Stephen Campbell Moore, she's unsure what to believe.
Hannah puts her sanity on the line, ignoring the pleas around her to uncover the truth of the hospital.
On Tuesday, 13 April 2010, Doctor Who: Podshock went to the Apple SoHo store to cover the Doctor Who Q&A event there in New York City. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Steven Moffat were there in person taking questions from the audience.
Originally we were going to record a show there until we learned that Apple themselves were going to release it as a podcast in their Meet the Filmmaker series. It is available now (link below), see the episode titled "Meet "Doctor Who"" released on 4/16/2010 on the feed.
You may hear a familiar voice in it aside from Matt, Karen, and Steven.
Actor Matt Smith (The 11th Doctor) had been photographed wearing the scarf that Tara had knitted for Anthony Burdge (contributing author of the book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who) who attended the Doctor Who screening in New York at the East Village Cinema. The photos had been used in a previous Pop Candy article which Tara had spotted her scarf.
If you missed Matt Smith's first full episode as the Doctor on BBC America, you can now purchase the episode from Apple's iTunes. Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour is now available on iTunes (in the US).
If your television service provider doesn't carry BBC America, don't let that stop you from enjoying the exciting new series of Doctor Who.
Link to the entire episode from iTunes here:
Link to the season pass for the new series: