While Orphan Black will finish its BBC America run this season, Doctor Who is still ticking along. It has even spawned another spinoff, Class. Will Peter Capaldi’s final season as The Doctor be a ratings boom or a bust? Will Doctor Who be cancelled or renewed for season 11? Stay tuned.
A continuation of the original series (1963-1989), The Doctor Who TV show on BBC America follows a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, known only as The Doctor (Capaldi). The tenth season features his new companion, Bill (Pearl Mackie), as well as Nardole (Matt Lucas). Season ten guest stars include David Suchet and Michelle Gomez. An ancient alien, The Doctor explores time and space in the TARDIS, solving problems and righting wrongs.
Below are the show’s TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. In this case, the show’s UK ratings may have a greater impact on the series’ future. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress.
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Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.
What do you think? Are you still watching the Doctor Who TV series? Should it should be cancelled or renewed for an 11th season?
7/1 update: BBC has quietly confirmed that there will be an 11th season with a new actor succeeding Capaldi as the new Doctor.