The Shocking Season 7 Premiere of DOCTOR WHO Makes SPACE #1 on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET with 620,000 Viewers

- Attracting more than a million unique viewers, the Season 7 premiere becomes the second-highest rated episode in series history -

- A new episode airs Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on SPACE -

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TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - He did it again! The Season 7 premiere of DOCTOR WHO drew an earth-shattering 620,000 viewers, making it the second-highest rated episode in series history on SPACE and the most-watched program on Canadian television in its timeslot Saturday night. Featuring zombies, break-ups, make-ups, and more Daleks than you can shake a sonic screwdriver at, "Asylum of the Daleks," made SPACE the #1 network - conventional or specialty - Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET with total viewers and in the key demos A25-54 and A18-49. Peaking with 746,000 viewers, in all 1.1 million Canadians watched some or all of the episode.

The Season 7 premiere of DOCTOR WHO exterminated minds with an unexpected appearance by Jenna-Louise Coleman as Oswin Oswald, who is set to star as the Time Lord's next companion later this season. Viewers can relive the time-travelling trickery online at

**Media Note** - Photography for DOCTOR WHO is available online at

In next week's episode, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship," premiering Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on SPACE, an unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor (Matt Smith) can save it, and its impossible cargo...of dinosaurs! By his side are a ragtag gang of adventurers, including a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen, and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.

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