25 November 2013 3:26 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

How many U.S. viewers tuned in for “Day of the Doctor”?

Enough to break BBC America’s all-time ratings record. A total of 2.4 million viewers watched the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special’s first telecast at 2:50 p.m. Et on Saturday. That total rose to 3.6 million once including the show’s encore. Plus BBC America hosted simulcast screenings in 11 cities. On Twitter, Doctor Who overall generated a total of 1.8 million tweets, beating every show on cable for the week.

The company claims Doctor Who earned a Guinness World Record for the “largest ever simulcast of a TV drama »


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