This Weeks Doctor Who History! April 3rd-April 9th

I take a look at this week in Doctor Who's History!

April 3rd

The second part of the story The Crusade, The Knight of Jaffa, (the country not the tasty treats!) was watched by an audience 8.5 million.

6 years later an audience of 7.8 million people watched the Doctor tackle episode 4 of The Claws of Axos.

Then in 2010, 10.8 million people tuned in to watch Matt Smith make his debut in the first story of his new season, The Eleventh Hour!

April 4th

On this day in 1964, 10.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the seventh, and final episode of Marco Polo titled Assassin at Peking.

6 years later, 8 million viewers tuned in to see episode 3 of The Ambassadors of Death.

Series 2 of Torchwood also came to an end on this day in 2008 with Exit Wounds which was watched by 3.13 million viewers.

April 5th

Only 5.5 million people tuned in to watch episode 5 of the Second Doctor story, The Space Pirates in 1969.

In 1975, 9.8 million viewers watched episode 5 of Genesis of the Daleks.

Then in 2008, 9.14 million viewers tuned in to see The Tenth Doctor and Donna reunite in the opening story of series 4 of the new Who in the story, Partners in Crime.

April 6th

6.6 million people tuned in in 1968 to witness episode 4 of Fury from the Deep, a story which no longer exists in the BBC Archives.

6 years later in 1974, episode 3 of The Monster of Peladon was watched by 7.4 million people.

Then, 40 years later in 2013, 7.23 million viewers tuned in to watch The Rings of Akhaten.

April 7th

In 1973, 11 million people tuned in to watch the opening episode of Planet of the Daleks.

7.23 million viewers tuned in in 2007 to watch The Shakespeare Code.

April 8th

8 million viewers turned up to watch episode 1 of The Faceless Ones in 1967, the story which saw companions Ben and Polly bow out.

Then in 1972, 9.1 million viewers watched episode 1 of The Mutants.

April 9th

8 million people watched episode 2 of The Celestial Toymaker, titled The Hall of Dolls which, along with episodes 1 and 3 are sadly missing from the BBC Archive.

Then in 2005, The Unquiet Dead was watched by 8.86 million people.