The season premiere of Doctor
Who-featuring Matt Smith in his debut as the show's eponymous Doctor-delivered
BBC America's highest ratings ever Saturday, April 17. The program delivered
1.2 million total viewers, including 682,000 P25-54. Both are series highs.
The new season is a reboot of the
long running science fiction series, which first debuted in the U.K. in 1963.
Smith is replacing actor David Tennant, who had played the Doctor in the series