Results: Favourite Doctor Poll

Posted by TheValeyard on November 15, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Over the last week we have asked you to vote for your favourite incarnations of the Doctor in our "Australia's Favourite Doctor" poll. Some found the process of ranking the different actors playing the Doctor easy, while others (including myself) felt it was like ranking their children from favourite to least favourite.

 

But now the votes are in and we can now announce that the winner, by a healthy margin, is: David Tennant.

 

The full list in order is:

 

1 David Tennant

 

2 Tom Baker

 

3 Peter Capaldi

 

4 Matt Smith

 

5 Christopher Eccleston

 

6 Jon Pertwee

 

7 Peter Davison

 

8 William Hartnell

 

9 Patrick Troughton

 

10 John Hurt

 

11 Paul McGann

 

12 Sylvester McCoy

 

13 Colin Baker

 

David Tennant and Matt Smith both had the same number of first place rankings, but more people placed Tennant in the 2nd to 4th positons than Smith. Interstingly they both scored the same number of voters plcing them in the bottom 4 positons. Only Patrick Troughton and Sylvester McCoy not being ranked as anybody's favourite Doctor, but both had some voters rating them as their 2nd Favourite.

All in all, I believe it shows that Doctor Who appeals to a broad range of Australians, with so many different opinions on what (or who) makes a good Doctor.

Thank you to all who voted and stay tuned for our Series 8 Favourite episodes, actors/ actresses, writers, etc poll COMING SOON!

 

Detailed report from the poll is included below, including the formula used to calculate placings:


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6 Comments

Reply TheValeyard
7:53 PM on November 15, 2014 
Tardis001 says...
I don't understand why John Hurt was so low in the table.

I voted for him in 2nd place!
Reply Tardis001
7:37 PM on November 15, 2014 
It would be interesting to know the ages of the people who voted and whether or not they had seen all actors in the role of the Doctor. The fact that all four Doctors from New Who were in the Top 5 suggests to me that most voters were not that familiar with Classic Who. I think that Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and William Hartnell would have received a greater proportion of the votes if older Whovians who grew up with Doctor Who had voted. But good to see that Tom Baker is still so popular. I don't understand why John Hurt was so low in the table.
Reply Bewildred
12:54 AM on November 15, 2014 
I couldn't bring myself to vote. Truly it was just too hard to decide.
But now the results are in, I'd say that's pretty much right. And also what I would expect of fans in general.
So well done everyone who did vote.
Reply Patch
12:03 AM on November 15, 2014 
Not unexpected results there.
Reply SonicR
10:40 PM on November 14, 2014 
Nothing particularly surprising here, but I will admit that I didn't expect Peter Capaldi to be so high up on the list already. Well done Peter!
Reply Photon
8:54 PM on November 14, 2014 
So David Tennant won on preferences.
The results are not unexpected, however I thought that Paul McGann would have been closer to mid field.