Doctor Who “The Doctor’s Wife” Overnight Ratings

5.9 million tune in “live”

The official overnight viewing figure for “The Doctor’s Wife” was 5.9 million – a disappointing drop of 300,000 viewers from last week, especially considering the slightly later time slot. Did that dratted pirates episode last week put people off? On the other hand, the hugely positive word of mouth and reviews for this episode should result in massive catch-up figures and time-shifts.

Who was third for the night after The Eurovision Song Contest (9.5 million) and Britain’s Grasping At Straws (8.4 million). So You Think You Can Dance, on either side of Who, got 2.7 and 3.1 million (which isn’t helping with Who’s figures).