‘Doctor Who' (Again) Breaks Records at BBCA

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BBC America had its best-ever telecast Saturday night, via a new Doctor Who episode.
The network said Nielsen live plus same day ratings gave it an average 1.2 million viewers in the 9-10:10 p.m. time period, its highest-rated telecast (eclipsing a Doctor Who special in January, the last one to feature former star David Tennant).
It also was the network's best delivery of adults ages 25-54 (682,000). BBCA was second among ad-supported cable networks in the time period in that demographic on April 17, it said, with a 0.89 rating.
The new series, starring 27-year-old Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor in the long-running sci-fi franchise, is airing about two weeks behind the episodes' highly rated premieres in the United Kingdom.
Last week, cast members and showrunner Steven Moffat drummed up attention via well-attended screenings in New York and Los Angeles.