Doctor Who might have seen some ratings decline over the past few seasons of the science fiction series, but it looks like the Whovians don't have to worry about the series being cancelled anytime soon.
According to a report by Deadline, the penultimate episode of season 12 of Doctor Who only had 3.7 million viewers – a little bit less than the numbers the series is used to. Despite the decline, however, BBC drama chief Piers Wenger tells the entertainment news outlet that there isn't that much concern when it comes to the low viewership, saying that the classic science fiction series will always be important to the network.
"It's an incredibly important show for young audiences, it's still watched by families in a world where there are fewer shows that have the power to do that," Wenger explained, "It will always be an important show for us and we're a very long way from wanting to rest it."
There has been some concern over the fate of the series ever since the viewer ratings for Doctor Who have become to decline. Fans were worried that the fifty-year-old science fiction series would come to an end. However, it seems like there isn't any major cause for concern at all.
Based on the interview, it seems like the BBC is more concerned with telling a proper story in the latest season of Doctor Who. Not only is the science fiction series important to its core group of fans, but it's also very important to younger audiences, teaching lessons about life and about science.
We're definitely glad to hear that BBC is sticking its guns with Doctor Who.
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