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25 May 2013 @ 02:05 pm
Interesting Doctor Who in the USA ratings tidbit  

….. juuuuust waiting for the final ratings on The Name of the Doctor and I will update my geeky ratings spreadsheet for you guys! (But fwiw, I’m 99% sure those were the WORST finale overnights in NuWho history).

In the meantime, this is interesting. People have been super-hyping ‘DW is so popular in the US now ommggggggggggg’ for a while. BBCA actually released ratings for 7B season episode The Rings of Akaten - 2 million viewers.

Two million.

That’s about as well as SPN does, it’s worse than TVD does on its really, really bad days, and it’s less than half of what the US version of Downton can pull in on PBS in its sleep. (And as merryghoul below points out, Game of Thrones - which is on HBO and much more $$$ than BBCA - is pulling over twice these viewers as well).

All this hype … over 2 million viewers. lol. lololol. No wonder BBCA stopped reporting ratings after that - this probably represented a high for them which is most likely why they put it in a freaking PRESS RELEASE in the first place, and I have little doubt it’s gone down since then (or they would be telling us via another sad, sad press release).

Anyway, just wanted to share.

And lol.

kilodaltonkilodalton on May 25th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
my dearest wish for him is that he gets too big for his British britches and thinks he can hack it in Hollywood and American TV.

Ha haaaaaaaaaa! He kind of reminds me a bit of Eddie Connelly from The Idiot's Lantern. Idiot, sexist and blowhard in his own backyard where he knows he can get away with it - but he'd never try that shit with anyone else because he knows he'd be beaten to a pulp.

And this really just goes to show it, even on a cable network for a show that is reasonably beloved on this side of the pond too, it's just not bringing in the viewers.

Yeah. To hear people talk you'd think there were 10, 20 million American viewers. Lmao. But of course we all the ~truth (according to the apologist fanboys at least) - the other 18 million viewers are just simply watching it on YouTube so they are not being counted. Or they're all cramming together, 300 people to a room, to watch it all together, and thus it's true popularity is grossly underestimated XD XD