How many viewers joined the wedding party?
The Doctor Who series finale "The Wedding Of River Song” was watched by 6.1 million viewers last night, a massive improvement on the past couple of weeks, and a fitting way to end the run. It’s especially gratifying considering the competition – The X-Factor and the sun – and also up considerably from the 2010 finale. And this is just the overnight figure. The final consolidated figure should see a hefty upswing. Good news all round.
UPDATE: Merlin achieved 5.2 million viewers. No crowing, Doctor Who fans. That’s a great result too (and what Who was getting a couple of weeks back).
The top four for the evening were:
1 The X Factor 9.5 million
2 Strictly Come Dancing 7.5 million
3 Doctor Who 6.1 million
4 Merlin 5.2 million