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Doctor Who Ratings 1963-2009
I thought it would be nice to have a quick reference guide for ratings. I like graphs and charts and stuff like that so here's my representation of the audience figures through the history of the show.

A Graph of Audience Figures

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100,000 BC 5.9
The Daleks 9.0
Inside Spaceship 10.1
Marco Polo 9.5
Keys of Marinus 9.1
Aztecs 6.5
Sensorites 6.9
Reign of Terror 6.7
Season 2    
Planet of Giants 8.5
Dalek Invasion Earth 11.9
The Rescue 12.5
The Romans 11.6
The Web Planet 12.5
The Crusade 9.4
Space Museum 9.2
The Chase 9.4
The Time Meddler 8.4
Season 3    
Galaxy 4 9.9
Mission to Unknownr 8.3
Myth Makers 8.4
Daleks Masterplan 9.4
The Massacre 6.4
The Ark 6.5
Celestial Toymaker 8.3
Gunfighers 6.3
The Savages 5.0
The War Machines 5.2
Season 4    
The Smugglers 4.5
The Tenth Planet 6.8
Power of the Daleks 7.8
Highlanders 7.1
Underwater Menace 7.5
Moonbase 8.3
Macra Terror 8.2
Faceless Ones 7.4
Evil of the Daleks 6.4
Season 5    
Tomb of Cybermen 6.8
Abominable Snow 6.9
The Ice Warriors 7.3
Enemy of World 7.4
The Web of Fear 7.6
Fury from Deep 7.2
Wheel in Space 7.2
Season 6    
Dominators 6.2
The Mind Robber 6.9
The Invasion 6.9
Krotons 8
Seeds of Death 7.2
The Space Pirates 5.9
The War Games 4.9
Season 7    
Spearhead Space 8.2
The Silurians 7.7
Ambassadors Death 7.3
Inferno 5.5
Season 8    
Terror of the Autons 8.0
Mind of Evil 7.6
Claws of Axos 7.4
Colony in Space 8.5
The Daemons 8.3
Season 9    
Day of the Daleks 9.6
Curse of Peladon 9.4
Sea Devils 8.2
The Mutants 7.8
Time Monster 7.4
Season 10    
Three Doctors 10.3
Carnival Monsters 9.2
Frontier in Space 8.0
Planet of Daleks 9.7
Green Death 7.7
Season 11    
Time Warrior 8.2
Invasion Dinosaurs 9.6
Dead to Daleks 9.4
Monster Peladon 7.7
Planet of Spiders 9.0
Season 12    
Robot 10.2
Ark in Space 11.1
Sontaran Experiment 10.8
Genesis of Daleks 9.6
Revenge Cybermen 9.0
Season 13    
Terror of the Zygons 7.5
Planet of Evil 9.9
Pyramids of Mars 10.7
Android Invasion 11.7
Brain of Morbius 9.8
Seeds of Doom 10.9
Season 14    
Masque Mandragora 9.5
Hand of Fear 11.0
Deadly Assassin 12.2
Face of Evil 11.2
Robots of Death 12.7
Talons Weng Chiang 10.4
Season 15    
Horror Fang Rock 8.4
Invisible Enemy 8.3
Image of Fendahl 7.8
Sun Makers 8.8
Underworld 9.7
Invasion of Time 10.5
Season 16    
Ribos Operation 8.1
Pirate Planet 8.3
Stones of Blood 8.0
Androids of Tara 9.1
Power of Kroll 9.4
Armageddon 8.5
Season 17    
Destiny of Daleks 13.5
City of Death 14.5
Creature from Pit 10.0
Nightmare of Eden 9.3
Horns of Nimon 8.8
Season 18    
The Leisure Hive 5.1
Meglos 4.7
Full Circle 5.2
State of Decay 5.2
Warriors Gate 7.5
Keeper of Traken 6.25
Logopolis 6.7
Season 19    
Castrovalva 9.6
Four to Doomsday 8.9
Kinda 8.8
The Visitation 9.6
Black Orchid 10.0
Earthshock 9.3
Time-Flight 8.9
Season 20    
Arc of Infinity 7.2
Snakedance 7.1
Mawdryn Undead 7.28
Terminus 7.05
Enlightenment 6.83
The Kings Demons 6.5
Special    
Five Doctors 7.7
Season 21    
Warriors of Deep 7.25
The Awakening 7.25
Frontios 6.8
Ressurection Daleks 7.65
Planet of Fire 6.98
Caves Androzani 7.28
Twin Dilemma 7.0
Season 22    
Attack of Cybermen 8.05
Vengence on Varos 7.1
Mark of the Rani 6.8
The Two Doctors 6.5
TImelash 7.0
Revelation Daleks 7.55
Season 23    
Mysterious Planet 4.35
Mindwarp 5.08
Terrof of Vervoids 4.88
The Ultimate Foe 5.0
Season 24    
Time and the Rani 4.63
Paradise Towers 4.93
Delta & Bannermen 5.27
Dragonfire 5.07
Season 25    
Remembrance 5.35
Happiness Patrol 5.1
Silver Nemesis 5.5
Greatest Show 5.43
Season 26    
Battlefield 3.65
Ghostlight 4.1
Curse of Fenric 4.1
Survival 4.9
1996    
TVM 9.08
2005    
Rose 10.81
End of the World 7.97
The Unquiet Dead 8.86
Aliens of London 7.6
WW3 7.98
Dalek 8.6
The Long Game 8.0
Fathers Day 8.0
The Empty Child 7.1
The Doctor Dances 6.8
Boom Town 7.6
Bad Wolf 6.8
Parting of Ways 6.9
     
Christmas Invasion 9.8
     
New Earth 8.6
Tooth and Claw 9.2
School Reunion 8.3
Girl in Fireplace 7.9
Rise of Cybermen 9.2
Age of Steel 7.6
The Idiot's Lantern 6.8
Impossible Planet 6.3
The Satan Pit 6.0
Love & Monsters 6.6
Fear Her 6.9
Army od Ghosts 7.9
Doomsday 8.0
     
Runaway Bride 9.4
     
Smith and Jones 8.7
Shakespear Code 7.2
Gridlock 8.4
Daleks in Manhattan 6.7
Evolution of Daleks 7.0
Lazarus Experiment 7.2
42 7.4
Human Nature 7.7
Family of Blood 7.2
Blink 6.6
Utopia 7.8
Sound of Drums 7.5
Last of TimeLords 8.6
     
Voyage of Damned 13.31
     
Partners in Crime 9.1
Fires of Pompeii 9.0
Planet of the Ood 7.5
Sontaran Stratagem 7.06
The Poison Sky 6.53
Doctor's Daughter 7.33
Unicorn and Wasp 8.41
Silence in Library 6.27
Forest of the Dead 7.84
Midnight 8.05
Turn Left 8.09
The Stolen Earth 8.78
Journey's End 10.57
     
The Next Doctor 13.1
     
Planet of the Dead + 9.74
     
Waters of Mars 10.32
     
End of Time 1 12.04
End of Time 2 12.27
     
Eleventh Hour 10.08
Beast Below 8.4
Victory of Daleks 8.2
Time of Angels 8.59
Flesh and Stone 8.50
Vampires of Venice 7.68
Amy's Choice 7.55
Hungry Earth 6.49
Cold Blood 7.49
Vincent and Doctor 6.76
The Lodger 6.44
Pandorica Opens 7.57
Big Bang 6.7
     
A Christmas Carol 12.11
     
Impossible Astro 8.86
Day of the Moon 7.3
Curse of Black Spot 7.85
The Doctor's Wife 7.9
The Rebel Flesh ?7.7

+ Viewing figures from Planet of the Dead onwards include HD figures even when not simulcast (as with Victory of the Daleks). This may not reflect official BBC policy for determining "final" figures but it seems unfair to separate two different alternative versions of the same TV broadcast.

These figures are averages and individual episodes may have performed better or worse than any figures shown. Time Flight for example achieved 10m viewers for its first episode and Full Circle had only 3.7m for episode 2.

The last episode to perform better than Rose in the ratings was The Creature from the Pit episode 2. 

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