Overnight ratings holding steady
Although overnight ratings now seem pretty meaningless in the face of the fact that Doctor Who is now officially the most time-shifted show in UK TV history, the hits we get on these overnights articles every Sunday prove that people are still interested. Which may sound suspiciously like a way of preparing you for bad news, but it isn’t.
“The Rebel Flesh” held pretty steady from last week, pulling in 5.7 million “live” viewers (down just 200,000), with a 29% audience share. Once again, it was second for the night after Britain’s Got Talent , and over a million ahead of the third-placed show, Casualty . And it did massively better than the two parts of So You Think You Can Avoid Cancellation ? which were shown before and after Who , which got 2.6 million and 2.9 million viewers.