Doctor Who New Year’s Special Ratings Down 18% With Just 5.15 Million Viewers
Doctor Who Ratings

The numbers are in, and the New Year’s special of Doctor Who, staring Jodie Whittaker, has not fared well at all, bringing in an overnight rating of just 5.15 million in the broadcast figures, which is down 18% compared to Peter Capaldi’s Christmas Special, which earned a 6.3 million in the overnight ratings, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Despite the absolute huge drop in the ratings — especially compared to the Christmas special when David Tenant had donned the role of the eponymous space traveler, which scored a massive 12.2 million in the overnight ratings back in 2007 — the Rotten Tomatoes score currently sits at 100% as of the writing of this article.

Doctor Who Resolution - Rotten Tomatoes

Yes, 100% of the critics liked the episode while only 16% of the actual audience enjoyed it after more than 876 user ratings were recorded.

Some websites have attempted to hand-wave away the stats by saying that it’s because the episode released on New Year’s day instead of Christmas day.

However, as pointed out by YouTuber Nerdrotic Channel, a lot of the actual viewers are complaining about the exact same problems we reported on before when the season finale tanked.

A lot of the audience who have been vocal online have complained about the poor writing of the show and the adherence to promoting Social Justice Warrior antics, dabbling heavy in the diversity agenda, and working as a platform for Leftist politics.

It’s not hard to see why people think this when you have outlets like The Sun, which published an article on January 2nd, 2019 complaining about a gay security guard who died after only getting 30 seconds of screen time. The article is headlined as “WHO-MOPHOBIC Doctor Who branded ‘homophobic’ by outraged fans for giving gay character 30 seconds of screen time before killing him”

The Sun piece cherry picks some statements from viewers from the Social Justice community who complained about a gay character dying during the episode, where The Sun explains…

”Doctor Who chiefs Chris Chibnall and Matt Strevens vowed to feature LGBT characters “from across the spectrum” in the latest series, which stars Jodie Whittaker as the Time Lord.


“But one fan wrote: ‘I see Chris Chibnall continues to expand LGBT rep in Doctor Who in the form of corpses rather than characters. Yep, I see what you did there, and what you seem to keep doing.’


“Another said the season has been peppered ‘with one-off, often unnamed gay characters’ who are instantly killed. Alex Tyler said: ‘Oh wow the gay guard that dies after two lines, is this the diversity and inclusion BBC were promising?’”

The Rainbow Reich have been putting pressure on creators, shows, and networks to keep increasing the diversity, even at the expense of the actual audience’s affinity for the show and even at the expense of the show’s ratings, as evident with Doctor Who, which not only ended the latest season at a record low along with having an equally low holiday special.

Apparently the BBC will keep riding out the diversity train even as more and more fans keep bailing as the train plows full steam ahead toward a ditch with a warning sign that reads “Get Woke, Go Broke”.

(Thanks for the news tip ennis)


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