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Ancient One 

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Trent Trueheart

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Subj: Re: Complete Overnight Ratings?
Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 at 11:06:28 am GMT (Viewed 19 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Complete Overnight Ratings?
Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 at 11:42:53 pm GMT (Viewed 19 times)

    So, probably not much overlap with Doctor Who?

Very, very little, I'd imagine.

    I think it's hard to compare Doctor Who ratings with itself since it often airs at different times of the year. In the US, the seasons affect the ratings. People tend to be home to watch TV when the weather is cold and it get dark earlier. When the weather is nicer and it gets dark later, less people are home to watch TV. Doctor Who hasn't aired at a consistent time of year for a long time, and that could have an effect on the ratings.

It's the same in the UK. Ratings are often better in the autumn and winter months than in the spring or summer.

Doctor Who has seemed to be able to buck that trend though. Since 2005 it's aired in the spring/summer and in the autumn/winter, with very little effect on the ratings. The only time (In reboot Who) that the ratings started to dip was during the Capaldi series, which was when the writing started to come off the rails.

In addition, fans historically followed the show no matter how it was kicked around the schedules.

Classic seasons 1 through 18 aired on Saturday (In the UK).

Season 19 went out twice weekly on Monday and Tuesday.

Season 20 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Season 21 on Thursday and Friday. Again, all with little damage to the ratings.

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