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Travels In Time And Space => The Hand Of Fear => Topic started by: Peri-Peri on July 03, 2011, 10:23:01 pm



Title: Ratings
Post by: Peri-Peri on July 03, 2011, 10:23:01 pm
Officials
The Hand of Fear Part 1 10.5m
The Hand of Fear Part 2 10.2m
The Hand of Fear Part 3 11.1m
The Hand of Fear Part 4 12.0m

Weekly Chart Placing
The Hand of Fear Part 1 - 24th most watched show of the week
The Hand of Fear Part 2 - 29th most watched show of the week
The Hand of Fear Part 3 - 20th most watched show of the week
The Hand of Fear Part 4 - 19th most watched show of the week

The only AI score I could find was for part three and that got a 62


Title: Re: Ratings
Post by: Tardis-Console on July 04, 2011, 02:44:25 pm
Top 30 placings for each episode. Far better than the ones outside the top 100 from last week. Still though, considering they all did over ten million its still a low standing by todays standings. But then today we don't often see shows break 10m unless its Christmas or 'event' tv


Title: Re: Ratings
Post by: The Doc on July 05, 2011, 11:55:28 am
Top 30 placings for each episode. Far better than the ones outside the top 100 from last week. Still though, considering they all did over ten million its still a low standing by todays standings. But then today we don't often see shows break 10m unless its Christmas or 'event' tv

It just goes to show how much the viewing landscape has changed over the years. As well as being able to download or stream everything online, you can now record on your tV or pause and start when you want etc. There are also so many more channels to choose from that the audience is now even more spread out. I don't think less people watch TV now, they just all do it in different ways.


Title: Re: Ratings
Post by: Exterminate on July 06, 2011, 01:12:27 pm
If the show was getting those ratings every week now it would certainly shut a lot of the naysayers up


Title: Re: Ratings
Post by: Peri-Peri on July 07, 2011, 02:58:02 pm
If the show was getting those ratings every week now it would certainly shut a lot of the naysayers up

The important thing to look at is the share. I couldnt find the figures to put in here but that is the best indication of how well a show is doing. DW could bring in 30m viewers each week, but if that's only 5% of the audience then its a terrible number. Likewise, it could bring in just 1m, but have a share of something like 75% and be considered a massive success.

The naysayers generally only take these things at face value. There was an article abotu 3 days ago that I read somewhere saying how the show was in crisis because 'it only picked up 1.7 million viewers, or something to that extent, but completely glossed over that they were quoting an iPlayer figure and it was one of the highest ever figures on the platform. Another article this week, on DS I think, was mentioning how AGMGTW was a failure with only 5.5m when Tennants last Christmas special got 10m and so the show has managed to lose half its viewers, when again what they failed to mention was that they were comparing an overnight in the summer to an official from Christmas Day of all days.

So yea, rant aside, the figures are never quite what they seem, but some would rather not look deeper. I'd imagine that at the time, these would have been pretty good by any standards :)