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Old 31-12-2012, 19:15
Sophie ~Oohie~
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Will it carry on being popular like it is now, or go downhill and get scrapped very quickly because of it not being the build-up to the anniversary? Or something inbetween?

I hope it's the first one
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:21
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I imagine the popularity may shift when we get a new show-runner/Doctor. In the meantime I would like to think it'll carry on to be as popular as ever.
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:22
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it will carry on for many years to come if the ratings are good & people want to watch it..dr's change,writers change..everything changes but the dr will always be there somewhere
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:22
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Will it carry on being popular like it is now, or go downhill and get scrapped very quickly because of it not being the build-up to the anniversary? Or something inbetween?

I hope it's the first one
As New Who has retained it popularity up to the 50th Anniversary hype, I fully expect it to retain that same popularity post-2013. And as it continues to be a success in this country and abroad, I would expect it to carry on well beyond that.


DW is one of the few programmes that can reinvent itself, and survive when its leading actor leaves.
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:23
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I imagine the popularity may shift when we get a new show-runner/Doctor. In the meantime I would like to think it'll carry on to be as popular as ever.
That's just as likely to make it more popular than less IMO, as long as they don't do something ridiculous.
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:32
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are there any stats to show that its still growing? i dont think that the 50th is going to attract any new old viewers (if you love it then your already watching) Virgin newbies yes.
lets hope its popularity grows even more, coz i cant bare to think of Who been off the air again (present for that once before)
I suppose if the ratings drop like a stone in the future, then the beep may opt for a Mega Star for the role.
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:37
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After a dip in the average ratings for series 5 and six, series 7 so far has reached the peak levels of series 4 (taking averages for the first 6 episodes)
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:41
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After a dip in the average ratings for series 5 and six, series 7 so far has reached the peak levels of series 4 (taking averages for the first 6 episodes)
cheers very intresting
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:55
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I think it will always be popular. This series so far has been brilliant and I can't wait to see what 2013 does offer us.
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:58
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I think it will always be popular. This series so far has been brilliant and I can't wait to see what 2013 does offer us.
I think it could get a bit less popular than it is now and still do OK, after all that One Born Every Minute snoozefest seems to be on all the time and I can't see that being very popular. Although it probably does cost a lot less to make. I guess someone may screw the whole thing up for the sake of political correctness though .
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Old 31-12-2012, 21:21
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I don't know why I think this and it is probably just fan fatalism but I suspect at the very least a rest for the show is on the cards once Moffat leaves. I sincerely hope this is not the case but it would not surprise me. Od course it might be a totally smooth handover and business as usual but to who? I don't think Gatiss is the show running type. So if it is anyone I would imagine Toby Whithouse is the natural successor to Moffat. Being Human does seem to be being dragged our beyond its shelf life so he would probably jump at the chance.
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Old 31-12-2012, 21:53
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I don't know why I think this and it is probably just fan fatalism but I suspect at the very least a rest for the show is on the cards once Moffat leaves. I sincerely hope this is not the case but it would not surprise me. Od course it might be a totally smooth handover and business as usual but to who? I don't think Gatiss is the show running type. So if it is anyone I would imagine Toby Whithouse is the natural successor to Moffat. Being Human does seem to be being dragged our beyond its shelf life so he would probably jump at the chance.
Perhaps someone we don't know of yet, do you assume they're going to not be able to find a writer so just leave it on a break for several years until someone suitable turns up? Has something like that ever happened before?
By the way I've answered your totally random PM.
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Old 31-12-2012, 22:08
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I think Moffat will bow out after matching Russell's 60 episodes and then a some point we'll get a new team.

I'm still holding out for Toby Whithouse writing for a Damien Moloney 12th Doctor after Being Human is tied up.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:18
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I don't know why I think this and it is probably just fan fatalism but I suspect at the very least a rest for the show is on the cards once Moffat leaves. I sincerely hope this is not the case but it would not surprise me. Od course it might be a totally smooth handover and business as usual but to who? I don't think Gatiss is the show running type. So if it is anyone I would imagine Toby Whithouse is the natural successor to Moffat. Being Human does seem to be being dragged our beyond its shelf life so he would probably jump at the chance.
Isn't Gatiss joint show-runner of Sherlock with Moffat??
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:50
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That's true. I just don't see him as being DW showrunner. Don't know why. Just is what it is!
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:28
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Change my dear . And not a moment too soon.
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