The global simulcast screening of DOCTOR WHO: DEEP BREATH yesterday achieved a five city average audience of 148,000 and a share of 34%, with a further 710,000 (12% share) watching that evening.
Across both the simulcast and the primetime broadcast, DOCTOR WHO reached 1.175 million viewers.
In addition DOCTOR WHO: DEEP BREATHrecorded a total of 62,000 plays via ABC iview.
Following the success of the Series 8 launch on Sunday ABC will continue to simulcast the entire series, in line with the UK episodes going to air.
The entire series will also be available to watch on iview immediately after the global simulcasts and again each following Saturday night at 7.30pm on ABC2.