Planet of the Dead Final Ratings

The final ratings for the Easter special of Doctor Who, Planet of the Dead, have been released by BARB. We now know that the episode was watched by a total of 9.54 million viewers on BBC One and was watched by another 200,000 viewers on BBC HD. Planet of the Dead is the highest rated programme so far to air on BBC HD and it is the fifth most watched programme of the week it was broadcast. The rating is over one million higher than it was estimated and the episode is now one of only eight episodes in Doctor Whos forty-five year history to have been in the top five most watched. We also know that the Sunday repeat of Planet of the Dead was watched by 0.91 million viewers.