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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:
Fans show up including long time Gallifreyan Embassy member, Tim Grogan and Doctor Who: Podshock Supporting Subscriber and contributing author of the new book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who, Anthony Burdge lined up large numbers for the premiere Doctor Who fan screening in New York City, featuring a Q&A with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Steven Moffat.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday (18 April 2010) for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the third episode of the new series, Victory of the Daleks.
He's back… and it's about time! We return with our live-over-the-net review series this time talking about the 3rd episode of the new series starring Matt Smith as the Doctor premiering on BBC One this Saturday (coming to BBC America on the May 1st). We will be reviewing Victory of the Daleks.
Live at the Doctor Who event with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat at the Soho Apple Store in NYC on Tuesday night. Outside the store, BBCAmerica.com chatted with some dedicated Doctor Who fans including Dan Roth (Doctor Who: Podshock 185) about why they love the show.
It's the week of the premiere on BBC America this Saturday at 9/8c. Here's a video in the meantime with Matt Smith about the Doctor's love for humans - the cast and production team discuss the Doctor's particular attachment to humans and why he seems to love planet Earth in a special way.
Last night I got to meet an incumbent Doctor for the first time ever! And I am still on a high!
The new Doctor Who team started their American invasion last night, with a fantastic event at the NYC branch of the Paley Center for Media called "Who's Next: The New Era of Doctor Who", organized by BBC America. And what a night it was. We got to see, listen to, and meet stars Matt Smith, and Karen Gillan, and all 3 executive producers Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, and Beth Willis! Oh, and composer Murray Gold was also there!
"What I always do: stay out of trouble… badly."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 191
Running Time: 1:25:23
Doctor Who: The Beast Below reviewed live over the net with live feedback. (If you haven't seen The Beast Below, wait until you have before listening).
There is only one more week until the new season of Doctor Who starts on BBC America , Saturday, April 17th at 9/8c. Check out a new clip from the premiere (contains possible SPOILERS):
The Doctor Meets Amy