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'Doctor Who' reboot sets records for BBC America

By Kimberly Nordyke

The premiere of the "Doctor Who" reboot set viewership records for BBC America.

Saturday's debut averaged 1.2 million total viewers, making it the network's most-watched telecast ever.

The 9 p.m. telecast also set a network record in the adults 25-54 demo, drawing a 0.9 rating, which made it No. 2 in its time slot among ad-supported cable networks.

The previous record was set by the U.S. premiere of "Doctor Who: The
End of Time," which averaged 1 million viewers and a 0.8 in the demo on
Jan. 2.

BBC America said that "Doctor Who" is also currently the No. 1 TV series in the iTunes store.

The "Doctor Who" reboot features a new showrunner, Steven Moffat; new Doctor, Matt Smith; and the Doctor's new companion, Karen Gillan.