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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: September 8th

You see that Chris Chibnall over there? He'll be showrunner someday. I'm not even joking...

Click on any red text to read our full retrospectives/reviews for that episode. All viewing figures are for UK premiere broadcasts unless otherwise stated.

September 8th
Another day in Doctor Who history, and three episodes have received their premiere broadcast; two from the parent show and one spin-off.

Starting as ever with those Doctor Who episodes. From the classic years we have episode two of Destiny of the Daleks which was broadcast on this day in 1979 and watched by a mighty 12.7 million viewers. And here's a fun fact for you - that audience is the 17th biggest ever recorded for an episode of Doctor Who to date (as of Sept 2020), and, fact fans, all four installments of Destiny Of The Daleks are in the 20 all time highest watched episodes of Doctor Who. Yet, it's a serial that doesn't often receive much love, does it?

Then we flash forward 33 years to the Eleventh Doctor's third season. There are several episodes from the Moffat era where I've wondered if the idea for the title came first and then a story was written to fit. Let's Kill Hitler for example, or maybe the episode broadcast this day in 2012, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. Penned by current showrunner Chris Chibnall, 7.57 million viewers tuned in to find the story.

Finally arriving six days after its US premiere, the ninth and penultimate installment of Torchwood: Miracle Day, entitled The Gathering, was broadcast on Thursday September 8th 2011 and watched by 4.63 million viewers, who at this point likely just felt they had to see it through to the end!

Join us again tomorrow for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the spin-offs, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Doctor Who history.

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