With Kill The Moon having a similar overnight figure to The Caretaker [4.2M versus 4.8M] it looks like things are staying pretty stable ratings-wise at around 7 million viewers each week. Halfway through the run, here’s how Series Eight is shaping up so far:
and if you compare Capaldi’s first series to that of each of his predecessors, things look like this:
Three things worth noting before we all start to panic over these consistent, but still relatively low viewing figures:
1] we’ve just come off the back of the Fiftieth, so there may be a bit of Who fatigue among the non-fan audience
2] this is the first season to start transmission in the Autumn, whereas all the others TX`d in the Spring
3] the Average Audience for these first six eps is 7.3M, which is consistent with what every previous series has achieved.