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Doctor Who Premiere Sets BBC America Ratings Record

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Peter Capaldi was welcomed into the Doctor Who family with open arms on Saturday night.

By a record number of BBC America viewers.

According to a network press release, Doctor Who Season 8 Episode 1 was the highest-rated premiere in BBC America history, as 2.58 million total viewers tuned in across all platforms.

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From 8:00-10:00pm, Doctor Who ranked as the number-one program in all of cable among total viewers and adults 25-54.

It was also the most Tweeted show on any network Saturday.

Did you catch the Doctor Who Season 8 premiere? What did you think of Capaldi's debut in this iconic role?

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Doctor Who Season 8 Episode 1 Quotes

Oooooh... It's good I'm Scottish. I'm Scottish. I am Scottish. I can complain about things. I can really complain about things now.

The Doctor

These are attack eyebrows! You can take bottle tops off with these!

The Doctor
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