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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.

Meagan: who/pastclaradomluver on May 25th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
Well that is just for people who watch it. BBCA is a premium channel and you have to have a cable box to watch it all all this stupid shit. I'm sure not everyone watches it on TV. I know I didn't until they started playing it regularly. Though I still rely more on downloads.

And I would say it's getting popular when most of the stores I visit have small Dr. Who sections.
kilodaltonkilodalton on May 25th, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
Ehhh BBCA isn't premium - HBO is premium, so is Showtime and Cinemax. BBCA they sort of throw in there along with the other cheap channels in pretty much any package you buy nowadays.

And I would say it's getting popular when most of the stores I visit have small Dr. Who sections.

I'm glad you mentioned this - this helps prove my point. There was a small marketing blip a few months back when yes, stores like Hot Topic started promoting Whovian gear for a while. How hipster of them. Now however, it's relegated to teeny tiny columns that are barely visible, not even in the main section XD Typical of a marketing promotion that ran its course, tried its thing ... and is now still trying to unload its remaining stock before the NEW next-hipster-thing-on-TV/radio/movies comes in XD

Edited at 2013-05-25 08:07 pm (UTC)