On Saturday, the premiere of season six of Doctor Who was watched by 1.27m on BBC America (live and same-day PVR recordings), beating the channel's previous ratings record, set last year by the first episode of season five of the science fiction show.
In the two-part episode, entitled 'The Impossible Astronaut', Matt Smith and Karen Gillen are joined by guest stars Stuart Milligan and Mark Sheppard. The episodes were partly filmed in America.
Relatively, 'The Impossible Astronaut' did not fare as well when it premiered in the UK on Saturday, as 6.5m tuned in on BBC One, down 1.2m on the launch of series five of the show.
Meanwhile, a BBC poll conducted for Doctor Who Adventures Magazine has revealed that the new Olympic Stadium in London is the place most people would like to see the Doctor's Tardis land.
In the survey, 21% of 1,428 BBC Magazines readers picked the stadium in Stratford, followed by the pyramids (13%), music festival Glastonbury (11%), this Friday's royal wedding (10%) and the Silverstone Grand Prix (6%).