Posts Tagged ‘Doctor Who’

Doctor Who Premiere Tops Cable’s Stickiest List

In Television on 11 September, 2014 at 10:06 am

Doctor Who The 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi)

When it comes to engaging viewers the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) rises above the cable competition. It seems that more viewers who tuned into the the premiere episode of Doctor Who Season 8 stuck around to watch the entire episode than any other show airing on cable that week. The Doctor Who premiere also had a higher stickiness index, according to Rentrak, Inc. than the stickiest shows on broadcast TV during the same period.

The Season 8 premiere episode of Doctor Who may have been the most engaging show of the the, however, it didn’t garner the most attention on social media. That honor went to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards show. Interestingly the MTV awards show, which aired the day after the Doctor Who premiere ranked fifth on the Stickiness Index for Cable shows indicating that fewer viewers who did tune in to the broadcast kept watching until the end credits rolled.

Rentrak is the leader in measuring movies and TV everywhere. Social media and viewer engagement results are for the week ending August 24, 2014.


R.I.P. Sarah Jane Smith (Lis Sladen)

In Television on 19 April, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Sad news from London tonight, as international news organizations including the BBC announce that actress Elisabeth Sladen, best known among the preternatural community as Sarah Jane Smith from Doctor Who and CBBC’s Sarah Jane Adventures has lost her battle with cancer at 63.

Companion to the Third (John Pertwee) and Fourth (Tom Baker) Doctors and a featured friend of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. She also appeared in the feature-length Doctor Who episode The Five Doctors with all of the first 5 Doctors.

Rest in Peace, Sarah Jane, the Earth has lost a great treasure and the Universe has lost a wonderful friend.