KANDERSONPALOOZA THE SECOND: The Two-minute Time Lord Podcast goes into “Time Dilation” mode (time limit abandoned for interviews and conversation) with an all-star writers’ and critics’ panel. The returning Kyle Anderson, ah, returns, this time joined by Deb Stanish and Lynne Thomas.
“That sounds like that came from LiveJournal.”
“After all, he wrote Coupling.”
Here’s to you, sir. Here’s to you.
*sniffles* @muskrat_john understands. He KNOWS.
The penultimate episode of Series 6 featured the return of one of the great Doctor-companion teams that never happened. Matt Smith and James Corden, so perfectly matched in…
At the end of this podcast, the guys gave a hat tip to Whoblr and asked me to explain Tumblr to them. Steven, Warren, Chris: the answer was within the animated GIFs beating within your hearts all along. Let them FREE!
Another Two-minute Time Lord podcast — well, two of them in one, as befits the Matt Smith/James Corden double-act in “Closing Time.” 2MTL #237 reviews that episode, as well as tackling the cancellation of Doctor Who Confidential.
Tim Glanfield and William Gallagher, writing for The Radio Times, examine Doctor Who’s ratings:
So, what have we learned?
In short: kids love Doctor Who more than ever, especially middle-class ones - older and working-class audiences are on the wane.
The challenge of “winning” the live timeslot will continue for Who, but it’s in good shape online, and with every series a new crop of fans grow to love it.
The article has some interesting demographic statistics for the show.
The conclusion of the article is that the show’s ratings are still strong, but were strongest for the tenth Doctor. Their statistics compare all episodes, including specials. This does skew the numbers towards the tenth Doctor, who had more Christmas episodes and other specials. Here is a comparison of the average ratings with and without specials (up until “The God Complex”):Doctor’s Average Ratings (With Specials) (Without Specials) Ninth 7.95m 7.95m Tenth 8.33m 7.76m Eleventh 7.66m 7.41m
The ninth Doctor had great ratings, without the benefit of special episodes. The eleventh Doctor now benefits from iPlayer viewings (not included in the numbers above).