The Tenth Doctor Voted Best TV Character of the 21st Century

Digital Spy asked and you have emphatically answer; the Tenth Doctor has been voted your absolute favourite TV character of the 21st century so far…in the world! Ever! (okay, I added those last parts but it just felt it was lacking a little hype, you know).

In the end, over 241,000 votes were cast, and naturally, fan factions heeded the call to arms and rallied around their hero and with a whopping 35,000 votes, David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor came out on top, narrowly beating Supernatural‘s Castiel (Misha Collins) with 32,000.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock came in a distant third with 13,000 votes while in fourth was Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal Lecter while Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones came fifth.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Summers was the highest female character in sixth place.

“BUT!” I hear you, “Why is it the Tenth Doctor and not just the Doctor? Did someone really want the Tenth Doctor to win?” and my answer is “Welcome to fandom!” *blows a tiny triumphant trumpet*

The top 20 in full:

  1. The Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who) – 35,000
  2. Castiel (Supernatural) – 32k
  3. Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock) – 13k
  4. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal) – 9.3k
  5. Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) – 8.8k
  6. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – 8.5k
  7. Mal Reynolds (Firefly) – 7.3k
  8. Gregory House (House) – 7.2k
  9. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) – 6.1k
  10. Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) – 5.9k
  11. Walter White (Breaking Bad) – 5.5k
  12. Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) – 5.2k
  13. Perry Cox (Scrubs) – 4.4k
  14. Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation) – 4.1k
  15. Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey) – 4.1k
  16. The Evil Queen (Once Upon a Time) – 3.8k
  17. Maurice Moss (The IT Crowd) – 3.3k
  18. Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) – 3.3k
  19. Dexter Morgan (Dexter) – 3.1k
  20. The Stig (Top Gear) – 2.9k

LISTS! We love a good list. But do you agree with this list? Who should/shouldn’t be in the top 20? Who was robbed? Who’s overrated? Who’s Underrated? LISTS!