Doctor Who: Almost 7m watch Peter Capaldi revealed as 12th Doctor

Big audience tune in for live show on BBC1 where The Thick of It star was finally confirmed as Matt Smith's replacement


A peak audience of 6.89m (32.5% share) watched The Thick of It star Peter Capaldi revealed as the twelfth Doctor live on BBC1 just before 7.30pm last night. 


Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, which was hosted by Zoe Ball and featured a studio turn from former Doctor Peter Davison among other star names, drew an average audience of 6.27m (30.2%) share between 7pm and 7:35pm.

The show was simulcast on BBC America in the United States, and on networks in Canada and Australia.  

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