The BBC have announced that Series 8 of Doctor Who was pretty successful and the ratings were pretty good for Peter Capaldi's first series as The Doctor. Not only did it do well in the UK but Series 8 did really well around the world also. Series 8 averaged around 7.4 million viewers in the UK and that is a consolidated figure adding in iPlayer and DVR recordings. It did really well in the USA as BBC America had a 23% increase and in Canada on Space it went up 22% from Series 7. Here is a quote from Steven Moffat on the success of series 8.
"We never take it for granted, but the miracle has happened again - the nation has taken a brand new Doctor to its heart."So it is good news for Doctor Who and the new Doctor but more importantly the new time slot having the show in the fall rather than in the Spring when it was usually aired. Hopefully the trend continues for the Christmas Special and for Series 9.
Source: BBC Media Centre