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‘Doctor Who’ ratings countdown: Most-viewed Christmas specials revealed

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With the consolidated viewing figures for the latest Christmas special released, the full list of UK ratings for festive Doctor Who episodes is now available.

Starring Justin Chatwin as superhero The Ghost, ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ aired on BBC One last month and received a consolidated viewing figure of 7.83 million, up from its initial overnight estimate of 5.68 million.

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Here is the complete list of viewing figures for all twelve Doctor Who Christmas specials…

12. ‘The Husbands of River Song’ (2015) – 7.69 million

11. ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ (2016) – 7.83 million

10. ‘Last Christmas’ (2014) – 8.28 million

9. ‘The Runaway Bride’ (2006) – 9.35 million

8. ‘The Christmas Invasion’ (2005) – 9.84 million

7. ‘The Snowmen’ (2012) – 9.87 million

6. ‘The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe’ (2011) – 10.77 million

5. ‘The Time of the Doctor’ (2013) – 11.14 million

4. ‘The End of Time: Part 1’ (2009) – 12.04 million

3. ‘A Christmas Carol’ (2010) – 12.11 million

2. ‘The Next Doctor’ (2008) – 13.10 million

1. ‘Voyage of the Damned’ (2007) – 13.31 million

BARB viewing figures are based on the number of people who recorded the programme and watched within seven days. They don’t take iPlayer viewings into account.

It was announced today that ‘The Return Of Doctor Mysterio’ received 998,912 requests on iPlayer over the festive season.

December was also BBC iPlayer’s best month ever, seeing 281 million requests across the month.

12 new Doctor Who episodes have been filming in Cardiff since June 2016 and will begin airing on BBC One this April.

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