Tuesday, 3 December 2013
The Doctor versus The Street
It has just been announced that The Time of the Doctor is going to be shown exactly opposite the festive edition of ITV's long-running soap (and what is consistently the most popular UK TV programme) Coronation Street.
Now, the last time they went head to head, Corrie beat the Time Lord hands down. But that was another era. With The Day of the Doctor beating even the London Olympics on the BBC i-player this week - and record viewing figures on television across the globe (and the US cinema outing beating big budget movies), it will be interesting to see how this battle pans out.
It may be that people choose to wait and see TTOTD on catch-up platforms also, and overnights for Who are not great.
The obvious thing to do, if you are a fan of both programmes, is watch Who as broadcast and record Corrie. Then you can fast forward those annoyingly inane adverts. Sorted.