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Doctor Who Christmas Festivities Break Record

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12/28/2013 3:23 pm
Doctor Who Christmas Festivities Break Record
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Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues

Staff Writer

Never doubt the power of Whovians. The fanbase of BBC’s Doctor Who is as plentiful as it is loyal and dedicated.  This is made obvious by the shocking 2.47 million who tuned in this year for the annual Christmas Day special.  Digital Spy reports that this marks BBC America’s highest ever audience on Christmas Day. What else is a Whovian to do on Christmas Day but enjoy the greatest present of all - A Doctor Who episode. This year's special titled “The Time of The Doctor,” featuring the departure of Matt Smith of the series, broke a record that the series itself set. It beat the record set by the shows previous Christmas special from last year that garnered 2.4m viewers.  Nothing can beat Doctor Who expect Doctor Who, clearly. Wednesday’s festive episode not only marked the breaking of an impressive record, but also as previously mentioned, it marked Matt Smith’s final appearance as The Doctor. Smith played the title role in the BBC show for five years, making his departure bittersweet for so many Whovians whom have come to know and love Smith, but whom also look forward to Peter Capaldi’s take on the iconic character. Capaldi of The Thick of It fame made his first appearance on the show at the specials end. Smith himself went above and beyond to break yet another record, as his goodbye and regeneration became”the most-watched five-minute segment to air on British television on Christmas Day” shared Digital Spy .The video was watched by 10.2m viewers. If we here at PopWrapped can take anything from these record-breaking numbers, it’s that Doctor Who and Matt Smith have touched the hearts and impacted the lives of many. All us Whovians here at PopWrapped bid a sad goodbye to an incredible Doctor, but impatiently await to see Peter Capaldi take on a role we love so much.


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