‘Doctor Who’ Not Cancelled Anytime Soon Despite Ratings Decline
BBC has no plans to cancel Doctor Who anytime soon despite the ratings decline. The British broadcasting network believes the series is still internationally popular. Doctor Who is the longest running program in history of pop culture.
It Has Been On The Air For Fifty Years
It has been on the air for fifty years. The series is not in danger of cancellation anytime soon, even though less fans are watching it live. Doctor Who follows a time-traveling alien and her friends traveling through time and space.
The premise of the show is that the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, travels through space and time via the TARDIS, a time machine that looks like a combination of a British police box and phone booth. The Doctor attracts human companions on Earth who share their sense of humor and desire to travel the universe.
The Doctor changes every few seasons, which is why its popularity hasn’t died down. The main actor steps down from their role, as another actor takes its place. Jodie Whittaker is playing the Thirteenth Doctor for the current season.
Jodie Whittaker Just Confirmed That She Will Return For The Thirteenth Season
The actress just confirmed that she will return for the thirteenth season. She became the first woman to play the iconic role. Whittaker’s role actually broke ratings records. So, what happened? The Thirteenth Doctor’s second season hasn’t done as well as the first.
As per Deadline, the Season 12 episode only attracted 3.7 million viewers. BBC’s drama chief Piers Wenger has no plans to cancel the series anytime soon. In an interview with Deadline, he defended the series.
“It’s an incredibly important show for young audiences, it’s still watched by families in a world where there are fewer shows that have the power to do that. It will always be an important show for us and we’re a very long way from wanting to rest it.”
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Fans Are Always Excited When A New Actor Takes On The Role Of The Doctor
Doctor Who has a universal appeal. Fans are always excited when a new actor takes on the role of the Doctor. The changes keep the show fresh and exciting. Doctor Who has a rich history from the span of its past fifty years.
The Doctor Who fanbase has extended beyond Britain. The twelfth season will end next week and could get a boost in ratings. It’s clear that the Doctor Who story isn’t done. There are plenty more storylines to explore.
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