TORONTO (November 5, 2014) – Just days shy of the Season 8 finale of DOCTOR WHO , Space confirms its #1 series of all time has hit epic proportions this season. Now averaging 773,000 viewers for Peter Capaldi’s debut season as the Twelfth Time Lord, Season 8 of DOCTOR WHO is the most-watched season of the program to date, up nearly 25% compared to Season 7 and ranking as the #1 TV series on Canadian specialty television. In fact, DOCTOR WHO is the most-watched television program on Saturday nights in Canada during its 9 p.m. ET timeslot among total viewers and all key demos. Season 8 of DOCTOR WHO concludes with a special extended episode, “Death in Heaven,” this Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on Space.
In the Season 8 finale “Death in Heaven” (Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET), with Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes on a startling new role. Meanwhile, the mighty UNIT (Unified Intelligence Taskforce) attempts to contain Missy (Michelle Gomez, BAD EDUCATION). As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won. Immediately following the season finale of DOCTOR WHO, Space delivers the special premiere event of Swedish sci-fi drama series REAL HUMANS at 10:15 p.m. ET.
Details regarding the highly-anticipated 2014 DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special, guest-starring Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) are to be announced in the coming weeks. Viewers can catch up on DOCTOR WHO, 24/7, at space.ca.