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Doctor Who + Google Trends

Filed in: Doctor Who, Internet.

Google launched Google Trends today, allowing you to see the popularity of particular searches over time. If there are relevant news items it displays a position on the graph, as you can see on their results for V for Vendetta.

Unfortunately in the case of "Doctor Who", there aren't any, and for Doctor Who they don't match up well with what's going on in the graph. I've therefore taken the liberty of marking on the graph below the screening dates of Series 1 to make it more obvious what's happening where:

Doctor Who graph

The first pre-series spike is, of course, the leaking of Rose onto the Internet. There's another high peak when the episode actually airs, then it tapers off a bit with spikes when Dalek, Father's Day and The Empty Child, and the last three stories screen. Later in the year there's a spike in November (for the Red Nose day special) and one in December for The Christmas Invasion. The graph ends in April short of the New Earth screening, but you can see it's leading up to another spike there. I'm interested to see if it matches the Rose spike. :)

And, coincidentally, the new Full Frontal Nerdity is Doctor Who related!

Posted May 11, 2006 10:46 PM


Yeah...I should probably look into that to see what kind of porn my readers are enjoying now of days. I had a lot of searches for Kristie Alley last week and I'm starting to worry about my readers...

Fucking weirdos....

Posted by: Hamburger | May 16, 2006 6:52 AM

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