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Doctor Who's Moffat Defends The Show's Ratings Against Naysayers

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09/30/2013 10:17 pm
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Doctor Who's Moffat Defends The Show's Ratings Against Naysayers
Media Courtesy of the BBC

Mata Lauano

Staff Writer

As a Doctor Who fan, I’m always making excuses for the show whether it is plot holes or poor character development. This is something Steven Moffat, the current showrunner, and I have in common. He recently advised Nerd Cubed in an interview of the show’s “correct rating”; 77 million viewers worldwide, insisting that the show’s viewership continues to be huge. While the Doctor and co are gearing up to return to BBC One for the 50th anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’, on November 23rd, it is important to remember that as a show that’s lasted this long, it is bound to have a large following. We certainly do have a vocal fandom, a petition started by NY Sci Fi & Fantasy is calling for the Empire State Building in New York to go ‘TARDIS blue’ on the 23rd of November to mark the show’s 50th which has almost reached its 15,000 with ‘over 12,000 signatures from 95 different countries.’ Granted, Moffat has been slow to release proper trailers for the 50th  and fans still await the special excitedly as it will see the return of familiar faces and, of course, their beloved show. Perhaps he should reward the ’77 million’ international fans by releasing the trailer sometime in the near future. What do you think? Do you agree that the ratings of the show should reflect its international viewership? How have you weathered the wait? Loyally re-watching past episodes and constantly scouring the internet for any updates in regards to trailers? Let us know, all 77 million of you.


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