GallifreyBase.com report that the Doctor Who episode The End Of Time Part One was the third most watched show of the day yesterday with 10 million viewers according to overnight figures.
It was placed behind an hour long version of EastEnders and The Royale Family. Generally viewing figures for all TV was lower this year on Christmas Day.
The programme received a 42.2% share of the television audience that were watching at that time.
In a poll of 2,143 people on the Gallifrey Base forum, the most popular vote was 8/10 with 25%. 19% gave it 10/10 and 2% gave it only 1/10.
Doctor Who and David Tennant became trending topics on Twitter after broadcast (see screengrabs).
The episode has its American premiere on BBC America tonight and The End Of Time Part Two is shown on New Years Day in the UK and on 2nd January in the US.