The DOCTOR WHO Christmas special broke ratings records in America.

The Time of The Doctor episode, which aired on BBC America on Christmas Day (25Dec13) gave the channel its highest ratings ever when 2.47 million viewers tuned in to watch Matt Smith end his tenure as The Doctor and pass the torch to Peter Capaldi. The show beat the ratings record previously held by the Doctor Who's 50th anniversary episode, The Day of The Doctor.

Capaldi's introduction as the 13th Doctor was the most-watched Tv moment of Christmas Day in the U.K., as over 10 million fans tuned in to watch.