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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 26th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
We have about 314 million people in the USA .... so if we were to proportionally have YOUR ratings, we would have about 8.2 million viewers. If you were to have OUR ratings, you would have about 145,000 viewers.

Thus my amusement XD
fogsbluefogsblue on May 26th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
Glad you did the maths, I was too lazy, but figured you'd get my point. Somehow it doesn't seem like it's doing that brilliantly over there... Whoops.

I still assume Moffat's to blame.
kilodaltonkilodalton on May 26th, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
Yeah I was actually really surprised. To hear all the crowing from the stans, I woulda thought at LEAST twice that number, minimum.