November 23, 2013 saw the global airing of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, which was simulcast that day in 94 countries across 6 continents. As it turns out, this broke a World Record!
At the official Doctor Who 50th Celebration event held in London this weekend, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was presented with the Guinness World Record award for the special, which broke the record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama. Moffat was given the award, along with stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman and the episode’s director Nick Hurran, live on stage during a panel at the event.
Check out the video of the presentation of the award here below.
The Day of the Doctor, which stars Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Hurt, and more special guests, debuted globally on Saturday, November 23, 2013, and the DVD and Blu-ray are available now for pre-order, with a December 10, 2013 release date.
You can check out our thoughts and theories on the special here).