The ratings are in for the first four episodes of the season on Space, and according to this press release which contains minor spoilers about the premise of next week’s episode (so don’t click on it if you don’t want to know), Doctor Who is now the 2nd most-watched show on a specialty channel in Canada. It’s second place to only “Canada’s Worst Driver” (which is on the Discovery Channel). Right now the series is averaging 524,000 viewers in Canada, with The Doctor’s Wife having pulled in 523,000 - some fantastic ratings, all things considered.
The above photo is not from the filming an upcoming episode in case anybody is wondering, but was from the premiere of Series Six in New York last month. With the ratings trending upward every year in Canada, will we see the cast come up to Canada next year after they visit New York? Sadly I don’t think Canadian fans should hold their breath waiting for that to happen, despite the best efforts of Space to hold premieres north of the border. But let’s end on a positive note and celebrate the Canadian ratings success!
Posted by Luca on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:29 am