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@Planet of the Deaf @tom colman  Moffat had initial plans for the 2010 series involving Tennant's Doctor. It's certainly not impossible.

1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@aisey100  Bear in mind that was before the days of recordings or repeats, and also those figures back in the day nearly got the show cancelled. The L+7 figures are what truly matter.

1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@FireElf @Joseph Graham @Doctor When  It's perfectly accurate for what it does.

1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@captainjohnnyreb  Budget is determined by the length of time it's on the air for, not popularity.

2 days, 13 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@CapDoctor  Do I even need to dignify this with a response?

2 days, 13 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@The Finn @Polyphase @Unibot So basically, it's all Phillip Schofield's fault. Typical.

4 days, 16 hours ago on The Girl Who Painted: Artistic Themes in Doctor Who

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The show was always about the companions at first. The Doctor was realy just there getting them from A to B and acting mysterious, this is just getting it back to "Doctor Who" rather than "The Doctor Show".

5 days, 16 hours ago on Flatline Advance Review

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@Unibot  Things fluctuate all the time, you really can't go analysing the difference between scores at this level. By BBC analysis procedures, these have all scored the same.

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@BazHood  Just remember that a minor fluctuation like 84 doesn't actually mean anything to the BBC. You want 85+.

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@darrynlee1  Merchandising was through the roof in the 80s and it didn't do it any good.


Fact of the matter is, if the show gets axed it will be nothing to do with the audience's opinion of it.

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Huknar  As we keep saying overnights are irrelevant, even when they look good. Wait for the final figures.

1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Formerly EJB Who says she wasn't? Her parents may have moved over their briefly before she was born then moved back to the UK when she was still a baby (or at least young enough to lose the accent).

1 week, 4 days ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?

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@Polyphase It gained a lot of mass without doing anything, that certainly suggests it has been drawing it from somewhere, another dimension is possible.

1 week, 4 days ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?

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There are plenty of creatures that are capable of impregnating themselves in the real world, who is to say this creature isn't the same? It's certainly got enough mass to do so (where all that extra mass came from is a bit of a mystery though).

1 week, 4 days ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?

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Where's the "I don't want to decide, so I'll throw a tantrum, leave and irritate half the fanbase in the process" option?

2 weeks ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?

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@Deus_Ex_Machina  And even then the scientific questions raised about Kill the Moon all have precedence within the Doctor Who universe's science.


So it becomes another question entirely, Doctor Who is separated from real science, but is internally consistent, does that make it bad?

2 weeks ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train

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@RobertHancock  The late 80s was nothing to do with ratings, popularity or the fandom hating it, it was a BBC executive and his friends who had a vendetta against the show. It happened before it could very easily happen again. The show was axed people raised questions so they pretended it was just a hiatus, so they staged a ratings collapse and then axed it once they had "justification".


The people responsible bragged about it at the time and nobody could do anything about it, and they continued to do so for years afterwards (we only got an apology out of Michael Grade a year or so ago).

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@TheWeepingSilence @MaraBackman @The_Eternal_Dalek @StephenAHayes  Can you blame me? The number of liars and scaremongerers who don't know what they are talking about is getting absolutely infuriating.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@MaraBackman @The_Eternal_Dalek @StephenAHayes  Well that's what fangirl means, needless to say fanboy has different negative connotations, admittedly not as bad as the definition of "fangirl".


There is absolutely nothing to be concerned about with the ratings, the BBC have made this clear. Stop worrying.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@CamHolmes  BBC or BBC News? There's a difference.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@StephenAHayes  Because they are trolls, non-fans, fangirls and journalists. The worst groups in society basically.


We need the so called "alternative" source because that "alternative" source is the BBC themselves.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Whogasms  There is absolutely nothing wrong with those AI scores, it would help if people would stop overanalysing them, the BBC lock it into a five number band, so really a fluctuation of a couple of points is meaningless.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@sontaran17  How? The AI ratings are saying "Good, Good, Good, Good, Good, Good, Good". Not exactly anything to complain about there.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@michaelward291  While the BBC use the live+7 figures it is worthwhile noting that the regular "final" figures are certainly more than enough to keep the show going, and that's without the iPlayer ratings even being factored into things or overseas viewership (which technically shouldn't come into things, and when it came to it in the late 80s didn't help out in any way).

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Ottoman14  They are entitled to their opinion, but the fact of the matter is though the BBC disagree with their opinion and that's not good grounds to be arguing about how the show is perceived.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@capaldi3699 @The_Eternal_Dalek @Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things  It's an unavoidable thing in television, they've tried to avoid it in numerous ways and all it does is shift it elsewhere. Split the series and you get two slumps, stick an event episode in the middle of the series (as RTD did in 2008 with The Doctor's Daughter) and you'll just end up with a slump either hitting the episode before it or after it instead.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@TheWeepingSilence  Within this particular series yes they are, but that is absolutely no different from 2013, or 2012, or 2011, or 2010, or 2008, or 2007, or 2006...


Need I go on? The ratings slump every year then go back up again, this happens in every show, every year.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@mrclever  The ratings show absolutely nothing is wrong other than viewing patterns are shifting.


A commercial broadcaster would have cause for concern, but the BBC have their money already so can keep a popular show like Doctor Who going because they care about the whole picture and how many people are watching the material, not how many are watching the commercials in between their material.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@TheWeepingSilence  Sorry, but last time I checked 6 million viewers was brilliant. You don't know what you are talking about so may you please go away and leave this to those who actually understand the figures.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@NewWho2012 @The 4th Doctor  Difference is though these shows very definitely encourage live viewing (with voting lines and such).

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Planet of the Deaf @TheDreamer  If Moffat leaves that actually makes thing easier behind the scenes for production, as another writing team can be working at the same time as the current one is. RTD was just screwing around in his final year, that wasn't to help Moffat out.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Ivegotkidneys is companionless! @The_Eternal_Dalek  If you were connected you'd definitely know about it.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Djornad  Casuals lose interest mid-series, always happens, nothing to be worried about.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@StephenCoppins  Those will be included in the Live+7 figures, which are apparently published monthly. So for example, Deep Breath already has these figures (the third quoted number) at 10.76 million viewers.


That is the figure the BBC cares about.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things  Mid-series slump, it happens every single year no matter what. They've attempted several ways of getting around it but it never works, the show has high ratings at the start, high ratings at the end, and decent enough ratings in the middle, but the slump is always there.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@simon delafield  Look over every other series, this happens EVERY year.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Ivegotkidneys is companionless!  Are you one of the people with a TV hooked up by BARB? If not you don't contribute anyway.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@AlexOsirisGlass @The Alien Hunter  Actually most British networks don't look at the overnights either, the BBC look at live+7, the commercial broadcasters look at live figures (because obviously there's no point including ANY recordings if people could have just hit the fast forward button through them).

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Djornad @BazHood @warstones  You might as well make a start with the pre-iPlayer ones as they are easy enough to find out (just take the main figures and add on the repeat viewings).

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Disolus  When you are the only one giving a negative opinion, you are bound to get problems.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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@deleted_60366388_Exxilon5  Didn't set foot on it though.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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@madbuk  Well even if they hadn't we knew they fitted a moonbase loaded with a gravitron in 2050 so it wasn't going to be permanent anyway.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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Obviously after this humanity decided it would be sensible to avoid another event like this happening by fitting a gravitron on their new moon to stablise its gravitational field in future.


Also, what's with the "edit in five minutes" thing?

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon

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@who251 The Doctor has never been the focus of the show, it is always the companions. Some have deviated away from this on occasion, but that is the general rule and has been since 1963 (the Doctor even wandered off for weeks on end on a few occasions back in the day and nobody had a clue what he was up to).

After all this is "Doctor Who" not "The Doctor Show", it's about people caught up in the mystery of him, not the life of the man himself.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Kill the Moon Advance Review

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2049? Moon? Gravity playing up?


Perhaps the next year they should install a Moonbase with a Gravitron...

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Kill the Moon Advance Review

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"The Doctor has never been fond of soldiers ever since his involvement in the Time War"


I think he's had a problem with soldiers for a fair bit longer than that. Admittedly at some points it is difficult to tell if his anger is aimed at the military in general or just the Brigadier, but he's definitely had problems throughout his time, this is certainly not a new thing, just that it has acquired more attention of late.

3 weeks ago on Examining the Doctor’s Attitude Towards Soldiers

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@BazHood @mrclever  Into the Dalek may have been broadcast in August, but its "+7" goes into September.

3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@andyot7777  Ratings do matter, people are just looking at the wrong ones. Look at the figures above, you'll see overnights, finals and L+7 figures. The BBC are interested in the L+7, not the other too.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@thebluetooth  80-84 is considered "good" so they all fall within that range, they will vary a little bit, but don't read too much into minor variations.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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@Horus Killed The Moon  The "good" range, not the "excellent" just to be nitpicky. All the same though it is nothing to be disappointed about.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator

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