The doctor is in and doing very, very well.
'Doctor Who' had its Christmas episode last week and it was a smash success in the United States, breaking BBC America records. The hour-plus special secured the top number in company history in the targeted adult 25-to-54 demographic, where it drew a .95 rating. In the adults 18-to-49 demographic, the show did a .6 rating. Interesting that such a slight movement of the number causes such a swing, isn't it?
Total viewship for 'Doctor Who: The Snowmen' was 1.43 million viewers, which nearly equaled the top viewership record in BBC America history, which the good doctor also had a part in, as it came during the premiere of the seventh season.
This year's Christmas special was up 54 percent from last year's in total viewership and 60 percent among adults 25-to-54. I am sure BBC America is quite thrilled with those numbers.
Will this success continue over into the second half of 'Doctor Who's' seventh season? It kicks off later this spring on BBC America, with Jenna-Louise Coleman officially becoming the latest companion of Matt Smith's doctor. TVRage's Sam McPherson reviewed it and called it the bee's knees.