Will the first female incarnation of The Doctor be sticking around for a while? Is the Doctor Who TV show cancelled or renewed for a 12th season on BBC America? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Doctor Who season 12. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
A BBC America science-fiction drama, the 11th season of Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. The series centers on a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, known only as The Doctor, as well as her team of friends – Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh). Guest stars in season 11 include Sharon D. Clarke, Johnny Dixon, Samuel Oatley, Shaun Dooley, Susan Lynch, and Art Malik.
Season 11 Ratings
The 11th season of Doctor Who averaged a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 881,000 viewers. Compared to season 10, that’s up by 31% and 35%, respectively. Find out how Doctor Who stacks up against other BBC America TV shows.
Since it is primarily a UK TV series, it’s up to the BBC whether Doctor Who is cancelled or renewed for season 12, so its overall continuation depends upon its success across the pond. Still, US ratings are important to ensure Doctor Who is renewed on BBC America. Despite some fan discontent over Whittaker’s casting, the ratings have been way up this season so I have no doubt that Doctor Who will be renewed. I’ll update this page when we have an official announcement. Subscribe for free updates regarding any Doctor Who cancellation or renewal news.
**12/7/2018 Status Update: Doctor Who has been renewed for season 12. Details here.
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