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@Ottoman14 @Notsosmartguy's got no strings on him @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. Correction, most people are sexist, please don't be sexist yourself, the vast majority of women are just as bad as the men, if not worse because our so called "politically correct" society let's them get away with it.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Neil Gaiman on Hopes for Capaldi Episode
@7pitpat7 Now the "classic" era has been redefined to include everything pre-Moffat, that's not true. There are no female "new who" writers.
@LaraHarris Sci-fi ultimately is just a portion of fantasy because it's not realo r even remotely near being real. That's the truth of the matter. Thus it is fantasy.
@mayotango131 Going even further back, when the show started it was all about Ian and Barbara, the companion was always the viewer's eyes into this world. The Doctor was never the main character, the show was about the mystery of the Doctor and his world, not the Doctor himself.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
@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.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@FireElf @Joseph Graham @Doctor When It's perfectly accurate for what it does.
@captainjohnnyreb Budget is determined by the length of time it's on the air for, not popularity.
6 days, 8 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@CapDoctor Do I even need to dignify this with a response?
@The Finn @Polyphase @Unibot So basically, it's all Phillip Schofield's fault. Typical.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Girl Who Painted: Artistic Themes in Doctor Who
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".
1 week, 2 days ago on Flatline Advance Review
@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, 6 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@BazHood Just remember that a minor fluctuation like 84 doesn't actually mean anything to the BBC. You want 85+.
@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.
@Huknar As we keep saying overnights are irrelevant, even when they look good. Wait for the final figures.
@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).
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Courtney Woods a Companion?
@Polyphase It gained a lot of mass without doing anything, that certainly suggests it has been drawing it from somewhere, another dimension is possible.
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).
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, 3 days ago on Kill the Moon: Clara or the Doctor?
@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, 3 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train
@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, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@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, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@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.
@CamHolmes BBC or BBC News? There's a difference.
@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.
@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.
@sontaran17 How? The AI ratings are saying "Good, Good, Good, Good, Good, Good, Good". Not exactly anything to complain about there.
@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).
@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, 6 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@NewWho2012 @The 4th Doctor Difference is though these shows very definitely encourage live viewing (with voting lines and such).
@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.
@Ivegotkidneys is companionless! @The_Eternal_Dalek If you were connected you'd definitely know about it.
@Djornad Casuals lose interest mid-series, always happens, nothing to be worried about.
@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.
@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.
@simon delafield Look over every other series, this happens EVERY year.
@Ivegotkidneys is companionless! Are you one of the people with a TV hooked up by BARB? If not you don't contribute anyway.
@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).
@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).
@Disolus When you are the only one giving a negative opinion, you are bound to get problems.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Rate & Discuss Kill the Moon
@deleted_60366388_Exxilon5 Didn't set foot on it though.
@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.
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?
@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.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Kill the Moon Advance Review
2049? Moon? Gravity playing up?
Perhaps the next year they should install a Moonbase with a Gravitron...
"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, 3 days ago on Examining the Doctor’s Attitude Towards Soldiers
@BazHood @mrclever Into the Dalek may have been broadcast in August, but its "+7" goes into September.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator