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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).|
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.
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
As Doctor Who returns with a new team and a new look this spring, GT Magazine eagerly stepped on board the TARDIS for Matt Smith's first ever interview with the gay press. And in 47 years of the show, he is the first Doctor to ever hold the cover spot of a gay magazine.
The April issue of GT Magazine is also sporting unprecedented coverage of the new series, with exclusive content including the first ever interview with the latest addition to the cast, Arthur Darvill. They speak with the Doctor's assistant Karen Gillan, head writer Steven Moffat, executive producer Piers Wenger and a selection of other characters and creatives, both returning and new.
What's more, writer Gareth Roberts reveals that Matt Smith is set to appear pretty much naked in episode eleven, while costume designer Ray Holman tells us what kind of underwear the new Doctor prefers…
BBC AMERICA Facebook fan Jan Grokett asks Doctor Who's Matt Smith: “Would you like to see another episode of Doctor Who shot or set in the U.S.?" Matt responds here:
BBC America Facebook fan Nancy Alegria asks Doctor Who's Matt Smith, "I understand that you really liked Patrick Troughton's Doctor. Which other past Doctors will be an influence on your portrayal of the Eleventh Doctor?" Smith gives his answer here.
Check out BBC America’s sneak peek of Doctor Who – Now Available on iTunes! Don’t miss an exclusive 9-minute sneak peek from the first episode of the new season of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith, now in HD for the first time. The premiere countdown is on – don’t miss the full episode with exclusive Inside Looks that you won’t see anywhere else – Saturday, April 17th at 9pm/8c only on BBC America (in the US).
The 9 minute preview is FREE available on iTunes:
You can also purchase a season pass for the new series:
Doctor Who is on a billboard, on the sides of buses, and there are screenings in major cities throughout the country, featuring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and executive producer Steven Moffat. What country is this? It's got to be the UK, right?
WRONG!!!! It's the United States of America!
So what's changed? When the show was relaunched in 2005, and when David Tennant became the Doctor there was nothing. Well, that was when the show was on Sci-Fi. Now it's on BBC America, the show's natural home, and these people just get it! They know that the show can be a huge success - it's already the #1 show on the channel, and want the show to be even bigger!
"Well then! No time to lose. I'm The Doctor. Do everything I tell you, don't ask stupid questions, and don't wander off."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 190
Running Time: 1:24:33
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour reviewed live over the net with live feedback. (If you haven't seen The Eleventh Hour, wait until you have before listening).
Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 190 reviewing The Eleventh Hour, the first full story to transmit starring Matt Smith as The Doctor.
Doctor Who: The Companions
Matt Smith describes the unique role of the Doctors companion, how this human woman is essential to the Doctors survival and what actress Karen Gillan is bringing to the role of Amy Pond.
The preview promo for episode 2 of the 2010 series of Doctor Who, The Beast Below. Be sure to catch our live over-the-net review the day after on Sunday.