Doctor Who Breaks BBC America Ratings Record

Doctor Who "The Waters Of Mars" has become the highest-rated show ever on BBC America in the States, with 1.1 million viewers (which doesn’t sound much, but it's astonishing for a Cable Channel which shows programmes about people with funny accents).

But the record might not hold for long. BBC America is hooping that the next two specials – the two parts of "The End Of Time" – will score even better numbers. This could be helped by the fact that the two episodes will be aired on the channel just a day after their UK premieres, so that should discourage illegal downloading.