And now for something completely different… The Doctor Who TV show originally premiered in UK on BBC in 1963 and ran through 1989. The program was revived in 2005 and hit the US in 2006, first on Syfy‘s forerunner (Sci-Fi Channel) before the move to BBC America. As of last year, 12 men had played the fabled Time Lord, but some fans had long been noting it was past time for a female lead. Now that that day is here, will it draw in new viewers, or will the change be too difficult for some fans to accept? Will Doctor Who be cancelled or renewed for season 12? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
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.
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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For comparisons: The 10th season of Doctor Who on BBC America averaged a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 653,000 viewers.
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? Did you think this BBC America TV show would be cancelled or renewed for a 12th season?
**12/7/2018 Status Update: Doctor Who is renewed for season 12. Details here.