Doctor Who: reach and audience

Doctor Who is broadcast in 206 territories including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Italy, France and Germany

Source: BBC Worldwide Sales and Distribution Research Department, 2011


  • Over 77 million viewers in the UK, USA and Australia alone
  • UK reach for all broadcasts on all channels in 2011 was 35.2 million (three-minute reach)
  • BBC America's highest rating programme ever


  • 33 million claimed fans in the USA
  • 3.4 million claimed fans in Australia
  • Doctor Who arena show reached over 120,000 over six weeks
  • Over 2.4 million Facebook fans and growing!
  • BBC One (UK):            8.9 million viewers
  • BBC America (USA):  2.1 million viewers
  • ABC1 (Australia):        940,000 viewers
  • France 4 (France):      453,000 viewers


BBC Worldwide S&D Research Department / BARB / TechEdge / AdvantEdge / Nielsen Media Research USA / CAD / ITV / 2cv Doctor Who segmentation study 2011


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