Doctor Who on BBC America has been gaining in popularity and Saturday’s premiere episode shows just how many new fans are coming aboard.
According to EW.com, Ayslum of the Daleks had 1.6 million viewers, which is the best showing since the show started airing on the channel in 2009.
While the numbers may not be huge by other channels standards, it is a step up for show that started in 1963. The show is practically 50 years old and yet the story of the Doctor is as fresh as when it first started. Yes there are many cheesy moments throughout its impressive run (even with a 15 year hiatus) yet the show still has many tuning in.
Doctor Who, after seven seasons, is finally making an impact, including gracing an American magazine cover for the first time. Even though it is a popular show, it is still a cult phenomenon because many people still don’t know about, which can be hard to believe, yet it is true.
With the ratings being over 1 million, chances are more and more people will finally get why the show is so popular among the geeky. And that is a good thing.
Doctor Who airs on BBC America on Saturdays at 9e/p