Whovians will be jumping for joy with confirmation that the ABC will continue its early morning premieres of Doctor Who, in sync with UK audiences for the entire season.
It will also continue iview screenings on Sundays ahead of the primetime screenings.
The numbers were good for ABC yesterday with 148,000 watching “Deep Breath” at 4:50am and a further 710,000 in the evening.
There were another 62,000 plays via ABC iview.
In the UK Peter Capaldi’s debut attracted 6.8 million viewers, down on the 8 million who watched Matt Smith’s debut in 2010.
Episode 2 “Into the Dalek” will be screened early this Sunday 31 August and again at 7.40pm on ABC and via iview during the day. ABC2 also has a replay at 7.30pm on following Saturday night.