According to the BBC, the 50th-anniversary Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor special on Saturday was seen by 10.61 million. Post to Facebook ‘Doctor Who’ anniversary show gets big ratings in U.K. on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/IbWmhY Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs ‘Doctor Who’ anniversary show gets big ratings in U.K. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 1:49 p.m. EST November 24, 2013 More than 10 million people in the UK tuned into the episode with Matt Smith and David Tennant. The “Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor” special with Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt garnered big ratings in the UK. (Photo: Adrian Rogers) ‘Doctor Who’ anniversary special garners big ratings in the U.K. on Saturday ‘The Day of the Doctor’ featured Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt Special aired 50 years to the day after the first ‘Doctor Who’ broadcast SHARE 70 CONNECT 17 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE British TV viewers turned out in big numbers to celebrate their homegrown sci-fi hero. According to the BBC, the 50th-anniversary Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor special on Saturday night was seen by 10.61 million people, besting the British version of X Factor that had an audience of 7.7 million.