With overnight figures now available for the whole week, Planet of the Dead rated as the 8th most watched programme. When final figures are released the programme stands a good chance of obtaining a place in the top five.
As well as being one of the most watched programmes of the week, it was also one of the most appreciated getting an Appreciation Index score of 88. The Appreciation Index, or AI, is a measure of how much the audience liked the programme. It is a score out of 100, based on responses from a carefully selected panel. The average score for drama on BBC1 and ITV1 is 77. A score in excess of 85 is regarded as excellent while a score below 60 is poor.
The Sunday repeat on BBC3 was watched by 0.76 million viewers and was the most watched programme on BBC3 on Sunday night. It was the fifth most watched digital programme of the day.
Monday's BBC One showing was watched by 1.8 million, winning the timeslot with another 30,000 watching on BBC HD.