In a bizarre reversal of fortunes I actually watched Doctor Who at the scheduled (repeat) time on Sunday. In the meantime my parents are taking advantage of the On Demand services to watch it at their convenience. Obviously the demand for non-scheduled TV isn't coming from the geeks alone.
As to the episode, well in a word fantastic. Although I was hoping for more multi-parters I like the way they have blended the episodic nature of classic Who with a season story arc. I now await the final episode with baited breath. I find myself wondering what the weekends TV will be like without it. Hopefully the 6.3m viewing figures (which beats the figures of seasons 2-4 of Enterprise in the US) should ensure we will be getting new Who for some time to come.