Doctor Who TV did a poll asking readers, Who was your first Doctor? And the results are in
11. Colin Baker With 0.49% of the overall vote.
10. Patrick Troughton With 1.31% of the overall vote.
9. Paul McGann With 1.6% of the overall vote.
8. Sylvester McCoy With 2.16% of the overall vote.
7. William Hartnell With 2.51% of the overall vote.
6. Peter Davison With 3.29% of the overall vote.
5. Jon Pertwee With 5.58% of the overall vote.
4. Matt Smith With 10.03% of the overall vote.
3. Tom Baker With 10.8% of the overall vote.
2. David Tennant With 21.68% of the overall vote.
1. Christopher Eccleston With 40.55% of the overall vote.
It's about how I expected it would go. It's the new series which is the driving force behind it all.
My second question would be, "How many of the 72.26% polled who started with the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctors have actually gone back and watched any part of Classic Who?".
I'm just curious because all my friends who have gotten into watching Doctor Who have yet to see an episode of Classic Who. Okay, my girlfriend is the exception because she has to put up with mere. But she really did enjoy City of Death.
I am in the process of correcting that by creating a list of some of the better Classic episodes. But then again, there are a few people that steadfastly refuse to watch anything before the Ninth Doctor.