The final viewing figures are in: The Fires of Pompeii officially got 9.04 million viewers in total, including repeats and so on. It was the 4th most watched thing on BBC1 that week, and the 10th most watched thing on any channel for that week. I am gobsmacked. My gob is well and truly smacked. Nine... million... people... No, I can't get that through my head, it's too big and bizarre.
The full length commentary is now available, for anyone who wants to have a listen - it's online here, although not for download, you'll have to play it in the browser and watch the ep on the telly at the same time. Or just listen to the commentary. Or ignore all of it, and have a cup of tea. You can do anything you like! Just put your mind to it! Etc.
I'm very pleased to say that I'll be back at Gallifrey next year, so hopefully I'll get this year's report posted before then. If you're in the area, or nearby, then drop in and say hello.
Now, for you US viewers, the Pompeii episode will be on the Sci Fi channel tomorrow night, Friday, 2nd May, at 9pm EDT, or 11pm PDT. You US folk will understand what those numbers and letters mean, I don't because I come from an impoverished country that can only afford one timezone. So watch it! Unless of course, you have already resorted to Commie Nazi illegal downloading, which helps to fund TERRORISM and WASPS and PAEDOPHILES, probably, according to the adverts.
But seriously, here is a proper anti-piracy warning, so please watch this before you go a-pirateering: