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November 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC claimed on Sunday that its special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, “The Day of the Doctor,” drew one of the biggest audiences in history on Saturday after being aired simultaneously in 94 countries and screened in 3D to more than half a million ticket buyers in movie theaters in Latin America, North America and Europe. Britain’s Guardian newspaper quoted Tim Davie, chief executive of BBC Worldwide, which sells the show to overseas territories, as saying: “We knew we were attempting something unprecedented in broadcast history, not only because Doctor Who is a drama, unlike a live feed event such as a World Cup football match or a royal wedding, but because we had to deliver the episode in advance to the four corners of the world so that it could be dubbed and subtitled into 15 different languages.” Guinness World Records put it in its record book.