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Doctor Who + Google Trends III
As Google has the data for 2007 up, we can now look at the Google Trends graph for Doctor Who last year:
Comparing it with 2006's graph, it looks like there's a fairly consistant pattern emerging - queries roughly double once the show starts playing, spiking when the finale is aired, then in December there's another spike when the obligatory Christmas special airs.
Stacking all three years together, we can see that queries increased over 2006, though the difference between the Last of the Time Lords and Doomsday spikes is not as pronounced as the difference between Doomsday and The Parting of the Ways. I expect this trend will continue over 2008, though it will be interesting to see what effect decreasing output to 3 specials will have in 2009.
Doctor Who vs Torchwood vs Sarah Jane Adventures:
Daleks vs Cybermen:
Christopher Eccleston vs David Tennant vs John Simm:
Billie Piper vs Freema Agyeman vs Catherine Tate:
Doctor Who vs Star Trek vs Battlestar Galactica:
Interesting how Who and BSG have similar search volumes. Trek is showing a steady decline, though the new movie this year might help...
Edit: oh, hey, a fan.
Posted January 30, 2008 8:35 PM
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