‘Doctor Who' Delivers Highest Ratings In BBC America History

The season premiere of Doctor
-featuring Matt Smith in his debut as the show's eponymous Doctor-delivered
BBC America's highest ratings ever Saturday, April 17. The program delivered
1.2 million total viewers, including 682,000 P25-54. Both are series highs.

The new season is a reboot of the
long running science fiction series, which first debuted in the U.K. in 1963.
Smith is replacing actor David Tennant, who had played the Doctor in the series
since 2005.