BBC America is loving Doctor Who especially as the show helped achieve it’s highest audience on Christmas Day. The Doctor Who Christmas special saw 2.47m viewers tune in to see the Doctor regenerate.
‘The Time of The Doctor’ broke the US channel’s ratings record that had only been set a month previously by Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special, which drew 2.4m viewers.
Matt Smith made his final appearance as the titular Time Lord in Wednesday’s episode, bowing out of the role after almost five years.
The Thick Of It’s Peter Capaldi made his debut at the end of the show.
A special looking back at Smith’s time on Doctor Who also performed well for the channel, with 1.54m tuning in immediately before his last show.