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Doctor Who: The Pilot – Poll Results

For the past week you’ve been voting in our rate the episode poll for The Pilot. We’ve now closed the poll and you can view the results below:

The premiere garnered a warm response on social media, with many praising the introduction of new companion Bill, and that positivity is reflected in a strong set of results for the episode. Though comparatively few opted to give it full marks, the overwhelming majority of voters gave the episode a positive rating:
  • Excellent (5/5) – 34.17%
  • Very good (4/5) – 48.33%
  • OK (3/5) – 15.83%
  • Poor (2/5) – 1.67%
  • Awful (1/5) – 0%
The episode had an average score of 4.15/5. That’s a solid score that puts the episode almost exactly level with the Series 9 average of 4.16, though it’s a notch down on the Series 9 opener’s average of 4.45/5. Our Series 10 leaderboard will start next week with Smile, but in the meantime, here’s the entire Capaldi era leaderboard, in which The Pilot comfortably slots into the upper half:
  1. Face the Raven – 4.57
  2. The Witch’s Familiar – 4.55
  3. Listen – 4.54
  4. The Zygon Inversion – 4.53
  5. Flatline – 4.48
  6. Mummy on the Orient Express – 4.47
  7. The Magician’s Apprentice – 4.454
  8. Heaven Sent 4.450
  9. Dark Water – 4.43
  10. Under the Lake – 4.37
  11. The Husbands of River Song – 4.23
  12. Deep Breath – 4.20
  13. The Pilot – 4.15
  14. Hell Bent – 4.13
  15. Before the Flood – 4.054
  16. The Zygon Invasion – 4.048
  17. Last Christmas 4.01
  18. The Caretaker – 4.0
  19. The Girl Who Died – 3.98
  20. Time Heist – 3.96
  21. Death in Heaven – 3.95
  22. Into the Dalek – 3.87
  23. The Woman Who Lived – 3.85
  24. Robot of Sherwood – 3.66
  25. The Return of Doctor Mysterio – 3.61
  26. Kill the Moon – 3.53
  27. In the Forest of the Night – 3.35
  28. Sleep No More – 2.92
We’ll have a new episode poll up for Smile tonight!