Arachnids in the UK had an official rating of 8.22 million according to figures released by the Broadcasting Research Audience Board, BARB.
An audience of 7.97 million watched on a conventional TV set while a further 131,000 watched on their PC, 62,000 watched on a Tablet device and 51,000 watched on a smartphone according the BARB 4-Screen Dashboard.
That figure puts Doctor Who fourth in the most watched shows of the week ending 24th October behind two editions of Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake Off in third.
The episode, which saw Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor investigating something strange with the arachnid population in Sheffield, had an audience Appreciation Index score of 83.
Elsewhere, BARB have adjusted the original BARB 4-Screen Dashboard ratings for previous Series 11 episodes due to a few gremlins (or should that be spiders?) that they have now eradicated with a thin line of garlic paste.
As former DWM editor and ratings guru Tom Spilsbury tweeted, the new figures are:
- The Woman Who Fell to Earth – 10. 95 million (+0.41 million)
- The Ghost Monument – 9.00 million (+0.33 million)
- Rosa – 8.41 million (+0.32 million)
Also, BARB have released the 28-day figure for The Woman Who Fell to Earth, which has seen an increase from 10.95 million after 7-days to 11.46 million.
So far, the unofficial figures for The Tsuranga Conundrum saw the episode watched by 6.12 million – a share of 29.5% of the total TV audience – making it the second most watched programme for Sunday and the sixth most watched programme for the week so far.
Ratings for Sunday were once again down overall with many choosing to remember, remember Bonfire Night.
The official figure for The Tsuranga Conundrum will be released on Monday.
Doctor Who returns this Sunday with Demons of the Punjab at 7 pm on BBC One.