Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Revolution of the Daleks - +4-Screen Ratings and U.S. figures.
Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 at 09:34:53 pm GMT (Viewed 56 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Revolution of the Daleks - +4-Screen Ratings and U.S. figures.
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BBC America used to always have some presence of Doctor Who, reruns mid afternoon or something like that they'd advertise. They did a fair amount of Classic broadcasts as well (The longest was a few weeks of "Breakfast with Baker.")

Now they show the series when there's new ones, have a marathon for Christmas and New Years, and sometimes show the new animated ones. Reruns are way early in the morning when they're on, and not advertised much. Heck even the animated ones aren't advertised much, I've been surprised by a couple when the DVR found them on its own as "New Doctor Who."

I'm surprised they haven't started airing the classic series regularly to drum up interest. They made a big deal when they did show them as one offs.

Jeff
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It's quality that sells. Produce a quality product, well cast and well written and conceived, and it will find an audience.
Doctor Who really hit big in America with the arrival of Steven Moffatt as producer and lead writer, he built on what Russell Davies had set up with the series and saw the necessity of the show having to be able to match and compete in a fast changing television landscape that was embracing streaming services and international trends in terms of television.

Under his hand Doctor Who became a much slicker, more sophisticated, and intricate show than he found it, and even moreso than Davies' work on the show Doctor Who became a product that was designed to draw in that international streaming audience. Which it most certainly did!

Chris Chibnall is not Steven Moffatt. He doesn't have his feel for the shifting nature of the industry, or an understanding and appreciation of streaming . He just isn't capable of that sort of commercially aware thinking.
But that's just one of his problems, because as I say if you do have a Quality product then it will sell and find itself an audience.

Divisive. That is one way to look on Chris Chibnall's Doctor Who. As an entity it divided and alienated a huge section of its existing audience, and drove away any wider new demographic out there by being generally poor and ill-considered. In nearly every respect.

If Moffatt took what Russell Davies left to him and moved it to the next level in terms of international success, Chris Chibnall took what Moffatt left to him and dropped it six levels down....



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