Last week I asked you to vote for your favourite TV doctor – a question that caused confusion, strangely. Movie doctors and people who happen to call themselves "Doctor" don't count, as the post made clear. And yes, it's Professor Farnsworth, but "professor" is a job title, so he's still a doctor of science.
Anyway, 103 people voted in this poll ("other votes" denoted by asterisk), with the results below:
Lost In Space's Dr Smith, Torchwood's Tosh, Bones' Dr Brennan, Firefly's Dr Tam, Doc Martin, Big Bang Theory's Leonard, Futurama's Professor Farnsworth, Green Wing's Dr Secretan, Frasier Crane, Dr Finlay, Chuck's Ellie Bartowski, The West Wing's Dr Bartlet, Doctor Who's River Song*, Stargate Atlantis's Dr McKay*, M*A*S*H's Hawkeye* & Futurama's Dr Zoidberg*.
|5. Perry Cox, Jack Shepherd, Gaius Baltar, Devon Woodcomb – 3.77%|
|4. Dr Walter Bishop & Dr Dana Scully – 5.66%|
|3. The Doctor & Dr McCoy – 7.55%|
|2. Sheldon Cooper – 9.43%|
|1. Dr Gregory House – 16.98%|
So what have we learned this week? (1) TV doctors who aren't seen practicing their craft on-screen can still be very popular, (2) female doctors aren't very popular, and (3) the most popular doctors come from sci-fi shows like Star Trek, not realistic hospital dramas like ER.