The Doctor Who Easter Special Planet of the Dead, which aired on Saturday, was watched by 8.41 million viewers on BBC One. This was a 39.6% share of the total audience watching television at that time. BBC HD saw its highest ever audience figure with the Special – an additional 184,000 viewers. This raises the total to 8.59 million.
The accompanying Doctor Who Confidential episode Desert Storm was seen by 0.46 million viewers, a 2.2% share.
These figures are rough overnight figures. The final figures will be released in ten days’ time, which will most likely be significantly higher than the overnights, possibly raising it to 9 million.