We’re really loving Doctor Who at the minute, the last five episodes of series 9 so far have been excellent. But, according to our source, not everyone agrees…
The BBC are allegedly panicking over the decline in ratings between series 8 and 9, and as a result the previously green lit series 10 is set to be rescheduled for April 2017, making the only Who related shows to be produced next year a Christmas Special and the recently announced spin off, Class. Rumours have circulated for some time now that 2016 would see a series of specials, much like in 2009 with David Tennant, but this does not seem to be the case.
On top of this, should the ratings not pick up the incumbent Doctor Peter Capaldi may be set to leave the Tardis, as the current belief is that the 2016 Christmas show will be a regeneration storyline. Our source claims that after Capaldi was introduced in Deep Breath as a grumpy older Doctor, younger audience members were lost, which the BBC are desperate to regain.
If this is true, which we strongly believe (our source does not wish to be named but they are highly reliable) it’s a very poor decision. TV ratings are a thing of the past, and a totally inaccurate way of judging the success levels of a show, thanks to on-demand, recording and overseas broadcasts. As I stated at the beginning of this post, series 9 is, in my opinion, one of the strongest series the show has had since its revival in 2005, and Peter Capaldi is just beginning to settle in to the role.
What do you make of this? Does it seem likely? Sound off as usual in the comments.