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'Dr. Who' Hands BBC America its Most-Watched Saturday Night Ever
By Tony Maglio

The results are in: America loves Peter Capaldi as "Dr. Who" — at least initially. The debut of the new doctor handed BBC America its most-watched Saturday night ever, when combined with "Intruders," of course.

Capaldi's first full episode as the titular doctor handed the cable channel 2.2 million viewers at 8:15 p.m.

That is also good enough to hand "Dr. Who" its highest-rated premiere on BBC America thus far. The drama was the No. 1 cable program among total viewers viewers and those in the key 25-54 demographic.

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"Intruders" at 10 got 796,000 total viewers.

"Dr. Who" had a second run at 11 p.m. — after "Intruders" — which pulled in an additional 408,000 viewers.