Oh I agree with you that the RTD era was incredibly successful as was Moffatt's with Smith. Looks like 'Fathead' knew what he was doing eh?Rob Filth wrote: ↑Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:39 pmMore accurate, but infuriatingly not a season by season average, but an annual one.MistressRani wrote: ↑Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:41 pmThey aren't my figures but from the user provided. And of course there are different ways of calculating them. I found these figures which aren't by season but by year which certainly indicate average figures well above 2 million: https://guide.doctorwhonews.net/info.php
However, it DOES still show that Jodies last series was the poorest performing one and her first series did not as perform as well as the Tennant era or Matt Smith's first series.
It's infuriating that it's by yearly average however, because Ecclestons one series does not perform at high as stated in this chart without Tennants first episode lumped in(as they have done here), it performs far less well than any Tennant series, it's possibly only a smidgen above Jodies first year which was very similar in ratings terms.(Huge audience for the first episode, audience drop off throughout the series)
Interesting that McGanns year outperforms every single year of NuWho bar 2009, don't you think?
The TVMovie was a "ratings disaster" and "failure" I think you once told me, didn't you Rani?
Well, if that's your measure of failure then what does that make the vast majority of NuWho then?
Statistically it's dodgy to compare a year with just a one off episode with those with 13 or 14 episodes. Similarly 2009 isn't a reliable year as these were only specials I believe and so like the McGone movie (which was a ratings disaster in the US) attracted a lot of casual viewers that can't be sustained over many weeks.