Jodie Whitaker Did Very Well with Her “Doctor Who” Debut

Jodie Whittaker. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9765776ir)

If you want something done right — give it to a woman.

After 13 years on air — and 5 incarnations — Doctor Who has received its highest-ever ratings.

The series, which follows the Time Lord through various realms and eras, was rebooted in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston portraying the 9th Doctor.

Since then, the role of the Doctor has been played by David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi.

Producers decided to take a different direction following Peter’s departure last year by making the 13th Doctor a woman!

The risk now seems to have paid off as Jodie Whitaker’s debut as The Doctor on the 7th of October was the most-watched, earning 10.9 million viewers.

It trumps the initial reboot of the show where Eccleston’s introduction to audiences scored 10.8 million viewers.

Jodie’s debut also eclipses Tennant’s at 8 million, Smith who garnered 7.7 million, and Capaldi with 6.8 million.

Well done, Jodie!