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TORONTO (September 5, 2014) – The final number are in: Space confirms its Season 8 premiere of DOCTOR WHO on Aug. 23 drew an average of more than 1 million viewers, giving the series its highest-ever audience for a regular season episode. Peter Capaldi’s debut, “Deep Breath,” was the second most-watched Space broadcast ever, behind the DOCTOR WHO 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, last November. In fact, it is the fourth-ranked specialty airing this broadcast-year-to-date for total viewers among all Canadian entertainment specialty channels. Audiences for the Season 8 premiere are up nearly 40% compared to the Season 7B premiere.
Leading into the Season 8 premiere, a special episode of INNERSPACE drew an average of 747,300 viewers during its 8 p.m. ET broadcast, making it the most-watched episode ever for Space’s flagship entertainment news program.
Peter Capaldi’s DOCTOR WHO debut a direct hit
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In the next episode of DOCTOR WHO, “Robot of Sherwood,” (premiering Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. ET), in a sun dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor (Capaldi) discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars, and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood (Tom Riley, Da Vinci's Demons). With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake, and if impossible heroes actually exist.
*Source: Numeris (BBM Canada)
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