Village of the Angels overnight ratings


Despite receiving praise from fans and critics, the episode’s ratings were down.

Doctor Who: Flux‘s latest episode was hailed as “epic” and “breathtaking” by fans, but it didn’t fare quite so well in the overnight ratings.

In what has become a tradition for series 13, Village of the Angels ended in a cliffhanger, with Jodie Whittaker’s fate left up in the air and shocking viewers.

It was a welcome change to last week’s Once, Upon Time – which received more mixed reviews – in large part thanks to returning villains the Weeping Angels.

Despite ticking every box in Doctor Who fans’ wishlist, the episode wasn’t able to improve on a gradual ratings decline across the course of the series, ending up with 3.45 million viewers on the night – down from 3.76m last week.

The biggest show of the night was, of course, the I’m A Celebrity 2021 premiere, although that also struggled to hit the heights set by its launch show last year.

BBC News’ Entertainment Correspondent Lizo Mzimba posted last night’s ratings on Twitter, revealing that though the ITV reality show was the most-watched programme, figures were down from 2020.

“I’m A Celebrity on ITV launched with 8.03 million viewers. A big figure, but significantly down from 2020’s launch (during lockdown) of 10.93m,” Mzimba tweeted. “Doctor Who was 3.45m, a drop of a million since the series opener.”

Despite the drop, Doctor Who should fare well in catch-up views, with the final consolidated figures to be revealed at a later date.

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