With The Impossible Astronaut now broadcast in the UK, the overnight ratings indicated that it easily beat off opposition in its timeslot and was the second highest rated show of the day; reviews for the episode has been mixed on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Impossible Astronaut - Ratings
Daily Mail(24th) - New Doctor Who episode billed as scariest yet sees ratings FALL by 1.5m (And Britain's Got Talent is also on the slide)
BBC News(24th) - Doctor Who opener watched by 6.4m
SFX(24th) - Doctor Who Ratings For “The Impossible Astronaut”
Digital Spy(24th) - New 'Doctor Who' kicks off with 6.5m
TV By The Numbers(24th) - 'Doctor Who' Season Premiere Scores 6.5 Million in the UK
The Impossible Astronaut - Reviews
Observer(24th) - Rewind TV: Game of Thrones; Doctor Who; The Reckoning
Mirror(24th) - Who needs a plot? Dr Who, that's who...
TV Squad(24th) - 'Doctor Who' Season 6, Episode 1 Recap
The First Post(24th) - Doctor Who returns to a warm American welcome
Entertainment Weekly(24th) - 'Doctor Who': Matt Smith talks the season premiere's big surprise
Chicago Now(24th) - Memo To The BBC: Cancel Doctor Who!
Digital Spy(24th) - 'Doctor Who' review: 'The Impossible Astronaut'
SFX(23rd) - Doctor Who 6.01 “The Impossible Astronaut” TV Review
Den of Geek(23rd) - Doctor Who series 6 episode 1 review: The Impossible Astronaut
Telegraph(23rd) - Doctor Who, episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut, review
Metro(23rd) - Doctor Who delights and baffles fans on Twitter
MTV(23rd) - 'Doctor Who' Review: Episode 6.01, 'The Impossible Astronaut'
Screenrant(23rd) - ‘Doctor Who’ Season 6 Premiere Review & Discussion
Obsessed With Film(23rd) - TV Review: DOCTOR WHO, 6.1 – “The Impossible Astronaut” (Part 1 of 2)
Sidepodcast(23rd) - Live: Doctor Who - The Impossible Astronaut
Hollywood Chicago(23rd) - TV Review: Riveting Season Premiere of BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’
Los Angeles Times(23rd) - ‘Doctor Who’ review: Immediate excitment with a timely return
Daily Press(22nd) - Television Review: 'Doctor Who'
The Impossible Astronaut (UK)
The Sun(23rd) - Could it be the end for Doctor Who?
Mirror(23rd) - This could be the end for 11th Doctor Who Matt Smith
Daily Mail(23rd) - Is this the moment the Doctor dies? Teaser images of new series of Doctor Who appear to show Time Lord's demise
Music Rooms(23rd) - Is the end nigh for Matt Smith's Doctor Who?
Ok!(23rd) - Is this the end for Matt Smith's Doctor Who?
The Impossible Astronaut (USA)
Orlando Sentinel(23rd) - ‘Doctor Who’ visits America, Richard Nixon
TV Squad(23rd) - Arthur Darvill Tries His Hardest Not to Spoil the New Season of 'Doctor Who'
Entertainment Weekly(23rd) - 'Doctor Who' returns tonight: Exec producer Steven Moffat talks the new season, 'Sherlock,' and 'lending' Martin Freeman to 'The Hobbit'
TV By The Numbers(23rd) - 'Doctor Who' Comes to America, Will Americans Come to 'Doctor Who' in Record Numbers? (Poll)
Zap2It(23rd) - Doctor Who season opener: an Impossible Astronaut, a death and a new companion
Detroit News(23rd) - Latest 'Doctor Who' chases monsters in U.S.
MTV(23rd) - 'Doctor Who' Preview: Karen Gillan Explains The New Relationship Dynamic In Season Six
TV Latest(23rd) - Saturday TV: Doctor Who, Chase, Cinema Verite, Roadkill
Broadway World(23rd) - New 'Doctor Who' Season Premieres Today on BBC America
Day of the Moon
SFX(24th) - Doctor Who “Day Of The Moon” Trailer
Digital Spy(24th) - This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss
Digital Spy(24th) - Steven Moffat: 'Gaiman Doctor Who episode is mad'
The Star(24th) - Daleks to go on diet
Daily Mail(24th) - Doctor Who star Karen Gillan tries to cover huge bruise with make-up after taking a tumble in 'big heels'
Digital Spy(23rd) - 'Doctor Who' Q&A: Bonus chat with the cast
Anglotopia(23rd) - Doctor Who: Karen Gillan Makes Appearance on Craig Ferguson Last Night
Monsters & Critics(23rd) - Doctor Who star Karen Gillan sports huge bruise on TV
The Frisky(23rd) - Is “Doctor Who” The New “Lost”?
Daily Mail(24th) - Been spending too long in the Tardis? Matt Smith gives chalky white arms an airing - but Daisy Lowe doesn't seem to mind
Scotsman(24th) - Interview: Karen Gillan, Doctor Who actor
Airlock Alpha(23rd) - 'Doctor Who's' Catherine Tate Taking Over 'The Office'?
Geeky Gadgets(24th) - Check Out This Bizarre Dr. Who Chess Set
TVShowsOnDVD(22nd) - Doctor Who - Complete List of Extras, and Package Art for Tom Baker's 'Story #095: The Sun Makers'
Daily Mail(24th) - A very different Whoniverse: Daleks, Droids and drama on a Doctor Who tour of Cardiff
Coventry Telegraph(23rd) - Why Doctor Who's Daleks are the top terrors on TV
Pop Culture Zoo(23rd) - Who’s Who: Doctor Who Greatest & Geekiest Guest Appearances
Geekosystem(23rd) - Top 11 Doctor Who Catchphrases [Video]
So So Gay(23rd) - There’s a TARDIS in my garden
IGN(22nd) - Doctor Who: Ranking the Doctors
The Spoof(23rd) - Doctor Who Latest Mystery: What Happened To Pond's Legs?