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article imageDoctor Who gains Guinness World Record

By Tim Sandle     Nov 24, 2013 in Entertainment
Last night's simultaneous broadcast of program 'The Day of the Doctor', beamed to 94 countries, has been officially named the world's largest-ever simulcast of a TV drama.
Among the other accolades received this week, BBC's Doctor Who has received an official world record. In addition to the simultaneous global screening, the BBC said that more than 1,500 cinemas around the world showed the episode. More than 10 million people tuned in to see the special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who in the U.K., and several million more were watching in other countries.
A Guinness World Records certificate was presented to the current head of the production, and frequent episode writer, Steven Moffat at the Doctor Who Celebration at the ExCeL Centre in London. The presentation by Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records.
On accepting the award, Moffat said: "For years the Doctor has been stopping everyone else from conquering the world. Now, just to show off, he's gone and done it himself!"
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