More of the same for ‘Doctor Who’ this week, with ‘The Cold War’ microscopically up to 728,000 “five city overnight” viewers. So instead I’ll concentrate on the seemingly perpetual indifference that Sydney has for the show, both classic and new. Since at least the Nineties repeats, Sydney has always contributed far less viewers than you would expect given its population.
Below you can see, for example, the breakdown of this week’s 728,000 between the five cities, and the approximate percentage of each city’s population.
I’m not actually sure whether the Brisbane area includes the Sunshine and Gold Coasts — if not, you can bump their proportion up to about 6.3%.
I haven’t trawled back through the archives to confirm this, but to my memory Perth has usually been the most interested, or very near to it. Let’s attribute that to them being the city that saw the show first, way back on 12 January 1965!