Final figures for Episode Five Flesh and Stone published today by
BARB show the story was watched by
8.50 million viewers.
On BBC One the programme got 8.02 million watching where it was the fifth most watched programme for the channel for the week. An additional 0.48 million watched on BBC HD.
The BBC Three Sunday repeat just sneaked into the Top 30 with a confirmed audience of 0.66 million viewers.
Unofficial overnight figures for The Vampires of Venice was
watched by 6.2 million viewers with a share of 30.6% of
5.90 million watched on BBC One, where it was again the most watched programme of the evening, with an additional 0.24 million watching on BBC HD.
The rating was down slightly on the previous week, most probably due to the earlier time slot. On ITV1, Funniest Ever You've Been Framed! had 4.4 million watching.
This is now showing a few parallels with Doctor Who of old, that constantly shifting the times of transmission will mean that viewing figures will drop.
As heard in Doctor Who: Podshock 192, here is our video interview with Paul Castle talking about his book, Shooty Dog Thing. This interview was recorded at the Gallifrey One convention, Gallifrey 21 in Los Angeles, CA in February 2010. Ken Deep and Louis Trapani (off camera) sit down with Paul during his first time attending a Gallifrey One convention.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users see here for the YouTube version of this video.
“Yours is bigger than mine!”
“Let’s not go there.”
What fun! After last week’s corker, I was really preparing myself to be disappointed by this one but series five delivers yet again.
It looked beautiful, the dialogue was sparkling and witty, and it was the episode which my daughter found scariest so far.
I wasn't looking forward to this after seeing last weeks trailer but have been pleasanly surprised. It wasn't a classic but Matt Smith goes from strength to strength...he's not the The Doctor, he's MY Doctor. Even my wife says he is so like me in his temperament and she was an AVID David Tennant fan.
I look forward to hearing all your thoughts, Fellow Gallifreyans.
Paul S. Mabley B.Sc.(Hons), MA
South Shields, UK / Kitchener, Ontario
This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
May 8, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 16
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Welcome to the ORIGINAL This Week In Doctor Who. All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.
There is a reason these stories were never made. Okay there is some terrific imagery and Nicola Bryant shines, for once, in comedic bits as she tries to impersonate the queen and does a funny job of it. All the pieces seem rather grand and entertaining....only as a whole they're not much really. Colin doesn't really shine but as always he's rather good; the cast is good but the characters are boring. It really doesn't work as a historical because like Bryant says in the interview, it should make me do what she says she used to want to do when looking at a historical...find out more about this person or that time period and...it reallly doesn't. I have to admit I don't really know who or what Kit Marlow was. There are bits that seemed like another recent audio where the Sixth Doctor went into a limbo...and he does that here, too, and we get a possession again and we get an undying HIGHLANDER like figure of a villain. A fair setting. And something like three climaxes.