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Doctor Who's 60th anniversary specials concluded on BBC One with the regeneration of David Tennant's Fourteenth Doctor and the debut of Ncuti Gatwa's Fifteenth Doctor.

The second of three specials, titled Wild Blue Yonder, saw the Tardis take the Doctor and Donna to the furthest edge of adventure. To escape, they must face the most desperate fight of their lives, with the fate of the universe at stake.

The second special, Wild Blue Yonder, had an overnight viewership of 4.83m on BBC One. Consolidated figures released by BARB show that Wild Blue Yonder has consolidated to 7,142,000.

This makes it the ninth most-watched show and third most-watched title of the week across all channels, only behind Strictly Come Dancing and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Wild Blue Yonder comes in one place higher than The Star Beast on the weekly charts, largely thanks to the Strictly Come Dancing Results show being reformatted as the public vote was cancelled.

The first special, The Star Beast, had an overnight viewership of 5.08m, which consolidated to 7.6m with iPlayer and catch-up viewing added.

Doctor Who returns to screens on Christmas Day with the first full episode to star Ncuti Gatwa as The Doctor and Millie Gibson as new companion Ruby Sunday. Also starring are Davina McCall as herself, Michelle Greenidge as Ruby’s mum Carla, Angela Wynter as Ruby’s grandmother Cherry and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood.

Little is known about Ruby Sunday as she was abandoned on Christmas Eve as a baby. Now living with her mum, Carla and grandmother, Cherry her world is about to be turned upside when she encounters the Doctor and the two set off on their first adventure together...

Doctor Who: The 60th Anniversary Specials are available to stream now on BBC iPlayer (UK) and Disney+ (Worldwide).


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