A Scottish Dr Who fan of 35 years
@DrMalcolmT It'll still have Capaldi! He's worth the admission price alone :)
1 day, 22 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Advance Review
@ThomasFirth @BazHood Ah cool, so they seem to follow the straight 3 million increase. Lovely.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@morn I've loved him since he stumbled out of the Tardis :D But I am Scottish, so slightly biased :P
2 days, 22 hours ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@mrclever @ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. Maybe a 4 or 5 on a good day lol :P
@ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. @BazHood Lol, oh but Timelash has Paul Darrow absolutely chewing up the scenery :P He's worth points alone and the Borad is a cool make-up.
The Twin Dilemma, I think, actually damaged me at the time I watched it. I was 9 and MY Doctor (Davison) had gone :( and been replaced by a shouting, half mad buffoon who'd tried to strangle Peri!! Then the awful, awful twins!!! Oh my giddy aunt! To be fair Colin Baker's performance IS incredible but that, and again, the make-up are the only saving graces for me.
But I'd still rather watch it than Love and Monsters and Fear Her...and a few others :D
@ZakkVanBurace Yeah but it's still almost an 8/10 score. A great score in an incredibly consistent series.
@Polyphase I cried with laughter.........thanx for that :D
2 days, 21 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@Americanwhovian Lol, It's not a shirt!!! It's a Paul Smith jumper/pullover with 'knitted' holes???? And I want one :P
3 days, 18 hours ago on In the Forest of the Night Promo Pics
@ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. yes, but The Twin Dilemma doesn't :P
3 days, 17 hours ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh is in the Secret Play! Shh! Oh, I didn't know this. That makes the million who do watch even more impressive!
4 days, 9 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
Aw shucks, I wanted Mummy to triumph over all hahaha :P Oh well, second is still good :D
4 days, 8 hours ago on Your Verdict on Mummy & Episode Ranking
@ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. @BazHood @NickyArmstrong So, last year the show was averaging an extra 3 million watches over and above the overnights!
Deep Breath garnered an extra 4 million for its L+7 so it would be reasonable to presume the rest of s8 maintaining or bettering (as more people choose these ways to watch) the 3 million + from last year and work out an expected L+7 score for this run of episodes :D
Again, really well done on finding these, ilyootha!! I'm on Doctor Who News everday but didn't think to look there :) I'm away to extrapolate some L+7 numbers for s8 now :DDDD
@ilyootha, a proud member of C.L.A.R.A. @BazHood @NickyArmstrong Oh, I was rooting around somewhere but i just typed in Live+7 as a search string. It brought back that one week in May and it was 'The Doctor's Wife' episode highlighted.
Nice work with the 7a and b figures ;)
4 days, 10 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
Okay, so, a little bit of a leap here, but.....armed with new information, brilliantly found by ilyootha, and knowing Deep Breath's score already, I've made a sketchy list by simply assuming that s8's L+7 scores will be on a par, if not slightly better (due to more people choosing these ways to watch) than s7 and thus......
Deep Breath o/n 6.8 L+7 - 10.76
Into the Dalek o/n 5.2 L+7 - 8.50 (slightly large due to Daleks)
Robot of Sherwood o/n 5.2 L+7 - 8.20 (straight 3m increase)
Listen o/n 4.8 L+7 - 8.20 (large due to good word of mouth and repeat viewing)
Time Heist o/n 4.9 L+7 - 8.00
The Caretaker o/n 4.89 L+7 - 7.90
Kill the Moon o/n 4.81 L+7 - 8.00 (controversial episode, some good word of mouth)
Mummy...... o/n 5.08 L+7 - 8.30 (good word of mouth, best of the series etc)
Flatline o/n 4.60 L+7 - 7.80
Looks alrighty to me! :D
@tom colman Haha, no, no, that's cool :) The US numbers are listed further down, by distilledoreo, I think. Still waiting on Flatline's US figure though.
@Mermeht @Rich7NS3 Just not everywhere, in everything! Clara has now been the nightmare hand under his bed, the dream who told him it's OK to be afraid, the one who left the toy soldier, the girl who told him which Tardis to take AND she's saved every incarnation at some point or another, as well as thwarting the Great Intelligence. That's just too much, for my logical sensibilities.
It's like R2-D2 and C3-P0 being in EVERY Star Wars thing from Ep I to Ep VI, plus The Clone Wars and NOW, Star Wars - Rebels...and no doubt they'll both be in the new films. Just....ugh....it makes no sense.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@NickyArmstrong Gawd knows tbh!! Been waiting since the beginning of October! :/ It isn't easy to find any L+7 results,(I could only find May 2011 results) so maybe the BBC don't actually publish them regularly but put out the Deep Breath score as a one off randomly?!?!?
4 days, 13 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@Antee991166 @Regenerated Catterson Oh, I love Masque of Mandragora :) A Hinchcliffe historical :D I see it's being shown with The Prisoner so perhaps that's a theme night to do with both being filmed around Portmeirion.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Watch Death in Heaven Early
@Rich7NS3 You're struggling and can't care about the series but still give mostly 8's and 9's for the episodes lol. Bit of an oxymoron there, innit? :P
I agree about the Clara thing...but I just choose to ignore it (Like the half human thing in the TV Movie)
@tom colman @Evolutionary Dead-End @PCAriza @BJAMES @AlanCrome The US had 2.2 million watching the premiere, (heavy publicity, world tour) which is unprecedented for Doctor Who in America.
Then episode 2 halved to 1.1ish and then the same steady, small decline (to about 800,000) as the UK until, like the UK, Mummy went back up slightly to the million again. Don't know about Flatline yet but a million people, LIVE, in the US! That's pretty damn good.
Australia also had record breaking numbers for the premiere but drifted down to 500,000/600,000, against tough sporting opposition apparently lol, before Flatline hit the million mark again. Which is also impressive.
The rest of the world is harder to find out about.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@tom colman Listen, man, I say black, you say white. It's utterly tedious and ultimately pointless. The BBC will do what they gonna do :)
I, for one, am enjoying the show more than I have in 3 years and that's all I care about tbh. (selfish, yeah but there ya go) :P
Short of changing the showrunner, this is the show we have right now and I'd rather be positive than a negatroid android, constantly banging the same 'falling numbers' drum that Michael Grade and Jonathan Powell were banging 30 years ago!
4 days, 21 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@BJAMES @BazHood I think, if they wanted to, the BBC could rest Doctor Who on a whim. They could cite any number of reasons for resting it.
They already tried splitting the season into 2 parts (meaning 2 premiere episodes AND 2 finales) twice, which I loathed, but it swelled the numbers, somewhat artificially. It's certainly not inconceivable for shows to 'take a break'. The BBC will do as they see fit.
Ultimately, though, there is just no need for all this bickering after every viewing figure comes in. There's no need to crow when the figure goes up a little and there's no need for doom when it goes down a little. It averages about 7 million. Pretty damned steadily. Yes, it's down from David Tennant's height of popularity, but this is its 9th year and 8th series, and 7 mill (20% of the viewing public) is still good.
@Burgess Shale Lol, murmerrings amongst the hypnotised, placated sheeple
@tom colman The 'home' numbers are not dropping though. They HAVE dropped from the highs of David Tennant's reign (probably the most iconic Doctor since Tom Baker) but series 8 is equaling or slightly bettering the last half of Smith's s7.
Although, Flatline looks likely to be a 6.5 final, which 7b did go down to on a few occasions.
I expect the next episode to be much the same and then, perhaps, a small boost for Cybermen and then a slight fall for the finale. (which is strange logic I'll grant you, but, cliffhangers have never seemed to have the desired effect in Nu Who for some reason e.g. more people tuning in for part 2)
Time will out, I suppose but I still stand by the fact that about 7 million folks watch the show, weekly, in the UK and that's a pretty decent number. There are, inevitably, lost viewers who loved 10 and/or 11 and that's a real shame but the show must go on.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@BJAMES Nah, I would tend to think it's mostly newer fans, who haven't been here before, unlike us oldies who saw the REALLY dark times 30 years ago. We're not stressing at all :D
@Moffat'sLittleHelper - is surrounded by trees! Yeah,but the Mummy's overnight was up so, of course, its final will be up!
And next week it'll fall again as the overnight is down half a mill. Peaks and troughs, my friend, peaks and troughs.
There is really no reason for all this gnashing of teeth and worrisome thoughts after every episode anyway!!
The show gets a regular 7 million folks (approximately) watching in the UK.
Some don't like the darker, more callous Doctor, some don't like Clara and some don't like Moffat but you CAN'T please everybody. There is still a big chunk of the viewing public (20%) watching the show LIVE plus more on catch up and what have you.
@Danny Pink the War Lord @BazHood @GarethEvans1 That I do ;)
5 days, 10 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@NickyArmstrong @Ottoman14 @The Living Angel / is Regenerating Correct!
5 days, 15 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@Alleigh I think it's just a continuation of the 'general' downward trend (bar Mummy) in LIVE viewing for series 8, plus the low key, everyday Earth setting of this episode.
Oh and because people don't like the new Doctor/Clara/Moffat/Danny/Feem toon/Moffat/Clara/Old Man
And no Foxes pmsl :P
PS I'm only being half serious :P
@WiLfreduk Lol, nah, it's definitely his eyes.
5 days, 15 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @BazHood @supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @MrRazza's normal account is messing around Concurrently, I hope :P
@supermoff, agent of C.L.A.R.A. @MrRazza's normal account is messing around I concur wholeheartedly.
@WiLfreduk But his face IS changing into the 9th/Chris Ecclebump's face. It's fairly clear that it's his eyes before the cut. Was to me anyway.
I aint worried and I don't think the beeb are either ;) Still a 20% audience share, final will still be 6.5 - 7 million.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@WiLfreduk I wonder how that would all actually work this time around. Moffat was always the logical choice after Rusty, but there could be a few contenders this time.
I'd love to see Neil Gaiman do it, personally, despite my feelings towards Nightmare in Silver, but think he's too big a name and FAR too busy with a million other things.
I'd also be more than happy for Mark Gatiss, as he's a traditionalist but I know a lot of folks wouldn't be keen on him.
But would it be open to applicants this time? Who knows? I'd love the gig, HAHAHAHA :P
5 days, 19 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
@ Notsosmartguy Agent of C.L.A.R.A. @BazHood Well, it's just not an issure for me. I love that we have TWO deeply written, thought provoking main characters in our little show. We all have different things we want from the show, I suppose. I'm just blummin grateful to have it back on, primetime Saturday nights :D
Another fine effort from Mr Mathieson. An unbroken run of 9 good episodes. Doesn't quite break into my top 3 (at least not yet, another watch perhaps) but still with enough great moments to enjoy.
Even for a 'Doctor-lite' episode, (and wasn't it cleverly made Doctor-lite) Capaldi is brilliant throughout. Especially his little jig, after hand walking the Tardis out of danger. And the whole hand thing out of the Tardis doors was comedy GOLD!
Jenna was great (as always too) and I just don't subscribe to the Clara Who thing. I just don't. Been a fan for 35 years and, to me, the show is STILL very much Doctor Who. This Doctor just happens to have an absolutely fantastic, bona fide, real life, fleshed out companion, who gives as good as she gets. She still doesn't outshine Capaldi though.
Anyway, can't actually believe that's us 9 weeks in already :( Only 3 to go! Shaping up to be incredible. Now.....into the forest.........
5 days, 21 hours ago on Rate & Discuss Flatline
Dear, oh dear. Well, it's been a while since the last one I suppose, but why do you feel the need to reply with such sarcy comments? Always you, man? Always you!
WHERE, in my little post, did I say Moffat chooses the extras?? You sure read some strange things into my comments, bro. Chill out.
6 days, 23 hours ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras
@Whogasms the deep breath prequel was shown in cinemas, but it was just a Strax scene with him listing all the previous incarnations of the Doctor....just a bit fluff really....it was quite funny tho
4 commentaries!! Meh....poor show....the box sets follow the law of diminishing returns since the RTD yeras
1 week ago on The Complete Eighth Series DVD Extras
@Distilledoreo @BazHood Yeh, I'd seen the list of US figures. Almost a million is still amazing if you ask me :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@Mikeyboss182 Lol, I think it looks utterly BOSS!!! So so coool!!! The hand coming out and flapping about is just gold, man :D :D
1 week, 1 day ago on Flatline Clip
Jumping Jehoshaphat, that looks AAAAAAMAZING!! How very clever :D
@Distilledoreo That's great! That's a similar bounce back up to the UK, isn't it?
1 week, 2 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
5th place. I expected higher but then it's still nearly an 8/10 score ( and nothing below 7.5!!) so I guess it just shows how strong series 8 is in the minds of DWTV folks :D
I currently have a top 3 episodes and the rest just bob about underneath, as I can't really seperate them :)
For my money though, there certainly hasn't been a duffer. Even potentially middling episodes are elevated by Capaldi's electric Timelord.
Now I can't wait to see if Mummy takes 1st place from Listen. It's definitely my top tale in this run. SO far :)
1 week, 2 days ago on Your Verdict on Kill the Moon & Episode Ranking
@TonySimmons @BazHood @Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Indeed! But I DO like Battlefield :P
1 week, 3 days ago on DWM #479: Heaven or Hell?
@MoserGray @BazHood @Oliver is being dimensionally compressed! Well, he has kind of recovered this series, however, I do still believe 3- 4 years should be the maximum for a showrunner.
@Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom! Hmmmm, nice explanation but I still don't like Time of the Doctor and the whole "Silence Will Fall" thing.
@Oodkind, now in 2D! @Polyphase This, at least, alluded to them being converted humans. Don't get me wrong, Rise/Age of Steel was a decent Cyberman story....but they haven't been REALLY good since the classic days.
@Goudypies lololol, I don't really think the Grand Moff cares what I think ;) I've stated MANY times that some of my favourite Nu Who stories are his stories, from the RTD era.
I was well chuffed when he became showrunner but series 6 and 7, for me, went seriously awry.
Series 8 is back on track, as far as I'm concerned, but I do still feel that the natural term for one person to run one show is 3-4 years. The show always needs freshening up and the Doctor is just one of the changes which is vital.