The Doctor Who season 11 episode 2 ratings are in over at the BBC, and there is quite a bit worthy of celebration here.
Let’s start, though, by getting out some of the bad news: This particular episode drew in total 7.1 million viewers (see the tweet below), which is down versus the premiere episode. Yet, for a series like Doctor Who to get more than 7.1 million overnight viewers is still outstanding. It was expected that there would be a drop, mostly due to the fact that there was so much curiosity and attention surrounding the premiere. Typically, first episodes after so many headlines tend to see inflated numbers, with things falling a bit more back to normal in the weeks ahead. This is probably not going to be the last drop for Doctor Who, as we imagine that there are going to be some more drops coming up in the future. It’s mostly just a matter of being aware of that now.
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Ultimately, so long as the series stays above 5 million viewers on average, we have a feeling that the BBC will remain thrilled. This is a show that is of course going to have enormous popularity all over the world, but obviously it’s great to see it perform well in its home country. This is always going to be what sets the pace for The Good Doctor more so than anything else. If it performs rather well in Great Britain, that helps to ensure that it can go on the air and be successful in some other parts of the world.
The biggest determining factor for the ratings, at least from our vantage point, is quality. If the show stays entertaining, we imagine that it will keep the majority of its viewership. If it starts to slip, that’s where it could be in trouble. That always matters so much more than something like casting, which of course drew the bulk of the off-season headlines.
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