Jodie Whittaker Debuts As First Doctor Who Barbie Doll

Oscar Cross
October 9, 2018

Doctor Who has been one of the most anticipated new TV shows of the year ever since the BBC revealed that Jodie Whittaker would be taking over the role of the Time Lord and becoming the first female Doctor.

The famed sci-fi show peaked at nine million viewers and had an audience share of 40.1 per cent, according to ratings figures. Last night's numbers were lower than that of David Tennant's debut in 2005, but as io9 points out, that was a Christmas special and not a regular episode, so it's not really a fair comparison.

Christopher Stevens wrote the first episode signalled a welcome return for a show that had lost its way with an unlikeable Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.

Eccleston was watched by an average of 9.9 million for his premiere.

The Woman Who Fell To Earth, a new episode of the BBC science fiction drama, has just aired in the United Kingdom, introducing audiences to Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, a role she claimed in July past year amid increasing calls for it to go to a woman.

By way of comparison, BBC drama "Bodyguard" was the United Kingdom pubcaster's best new drama launch for a decade earlier this year with an overnight audience of 6.8 million.


Doctor Who moved from its traditional Saturday evening slot to Sunday evenings for this new era, nestled between ratings big-hitters Countryfile and the Strictly Come Dancing results show. "Because she's THE DOCTOR", while another declared: "Jodie is already my favorite Doctor".

The new Doctor landed on Earth to save the day against a creature who was hell bent on hunting down a human as a trophy, alongside Tosin Cole's Ryan and Bradley Walsh's Graham.

Considering Mattel's Barbie line has released dolls of Captain Kirk and Spock from Star Trek, Fox Mulder from The X-Files, Owen from Jurassic World, and the Man of Steel and Dark Knight from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we have to wonder what took the toymaker so long to get around to Doctor Who.

"Half an hour ago I was a white-haired Scotsman".

'Jodie Whittaker is an wonderful Doctor. Not because she's a woman.

Doctor Who is back.

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