A teensy bit random I know, but I needed something that stands out. Project Pterosaur launches tonight at 6.30pm. GOODBYEEEE!
The return of Doctor Who’s old enemies, Ant and Dec, took a chunk out the show’s ratings. Overnight figures show that 5.5 million viewers tuned into the initial screening of Doctor Who “Night Terrors” on BBC1, while Red And Black? on ITV1 pulled in 6.6 million viewers. That knocked Doctor Who into fourth place for the evening, behind The X-Factor (11.1 million) and the second episode of Red And Black? (7.2 million).
So, Round One to the Geordies, but the real result will only come when the final consolidated figures (including people who recorded the shows) are published in just over a week. Who was the more obvious of the two to record and watch later, and it was getting time shifts of around 1.5 million earlier in the year. Will that be enough for it to secure third place? That’s a hell of an uphill struggle…
The episode is currently number one on the BBC’s iPlayer, and, amazingly, “Let’s Kill Hitler” is still in the Top 10 most viewed chart on the Corporation’s catch up service too.
Night Terrors airs on Saturday 3rd September on BBC One and BBC One HD at a yet-to-be-confirmed time. It will also air in the USA and Canada on the same day.The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child’s bedroom, as the time-travelling drama continues.Every night George lies awake, terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine – fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are getting desperate – George needs a doctor.Fortunately for George, his desperate pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space and the Doctor makes a house call. But allaying his fears won’t be easy; because George’s monsters are real.The Doctor is played by Matt Smith, George by Jamie Oram, Amy by Karen Gillan and Rory by Arthur Darvill.