The crew of Red Dwarf flew back onto our screens this week for their first full series since 1999 and attracted an impressive 1.5m (6.3%) viewers.
Amy and Rory’s departure from the TARDIS was watched by 5.9m (26.9%) on Saturday and became the third most watched episode of the current series.
Recent viewing figures published by the BBC for their iPlayer service prove that the way we are viewing our favourite TV programmes is changing faster than we perhaps realised.
BBC One's new period drama The Paradise, based on a novel by Emile Zola, debuted with 5.5m viewers and a 23.1% share of the audience this week.
Tom Stoppard’s adaption of Parade’s End ended its five-part run at the weekend with 1.8m (8.4%) viewers for BBC Two.
As predicted last week, the introduction of Denis Lawson to New Tricks added 300k viewers to the popular police procedural.
ITV1 unshackled its returning heavyweight on Sunday night and claimed its highest audience figures for a drama since the start of 2012.
It is said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but who needs an old dog when you're pulling in over 7 million viewers?
Despite critical acclaim, Parade’s End lost more viewers this week with only 1.7m (8.1%) tuning in on Friday night.
The ITV1 drama fightback began this week with three new dramas making their debuts.