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The TARDIS is set to land once more – and this time it will be Who Year’s Day…

With 2018 marking a brand new era for Doctor Who it is only right that 2019 kicks off in spectacular style. So to mark the occasion, in this year’s festive episode the TARDIS will travel through the time vortex from its traditional timeslot on Christmas Day and will land in style on New Year’s Day. Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, says: “We’re delighted the Doctor and her companions will be welcoming BBC One audiences into 2019 with this exciting new episode. The Doctor’s fans are in for a special treat on the first day of the new year.” Showrunner Chris Chibnall says: “We’re thrilled to be starting the New Year with a bang on BBC One, as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and friends face a terrifying alien threat in an action-packed, hour-long special adventure for all the family.” As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the…

Jodie Whittaker’s arrival as the Thirteenth Doctor gives Doctor Who its highest series launch ever

With Barb’s new 4-screen measurements, which includes viewing through a TV screen as well as non-TV online devices, episode one of BBC One’s Doctor Who received a 4-screen consolidated figure of 10.9 million viewers. This makes it the highest ever series launch episode for the drama since the show returned in 2005 (10.8m). The consolidated volume also makes Doctor Who the number one drama launch of the year so far. The series opener has also proved a big hit with 16-34 year -lds, with 1.8million watching the first episode. Chris Chibnall, Showrunner, says: “On behalf of the entire Doctor Who team, a huge thank you to viewers for taking Jodie’s Doctor and her new friends into their hearts, in such huge numbers. It’s a thrill being deluged with pictures of families snuggled up together, kids (and adults) hiding behind sofas (they actually do that!), and seeing all the extraordinary creative…

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