Published on June 30th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
Wrong Figures, Wrong Answer
The Daily Mail online has reported claims that this yearâ€™s series of Doctor Who has lost roughly 1.2 million viewers and only managed an average of 6 million. The article also mentions that David Tennantâ€™s last series in 2008 managed to average 7.2.
Bafflingly, the article comments that the 2010 series opener only managed to attract 8 million viewers; however, it was actually over ten. This seems to point out that the writer hasnâ€™t done the correct research and shouldnâ€™t be piping up in the first place!
Thankfully, the BBC has noted that many viewers recorded the episodes to watch later or caught up with them by using BBC iPlayer. The writer of the piece in question, Paul Revoir, fails to point out efficiently that during the 2008 run of Doctor Who, BBC iPlayer was used far less to gather ratings evidence as it was launched in the same year and used by far less people.
The article also goes on to question if Matt Smith is a better Doctor than David Tennant, comments about the â€œsexing upâ€ of the new series and also about fans displeasure of the new theme tune.
If you havenâ€™t got anything good or practical (or accurate)Â to say, keep it down!
The Telegraph website also published an article about the decline in ratings but was far fairer about the reasons why this may have been happening.