The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time TV Characters
Ultimate List
59,424 votes 106,931 views more info

The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

List Criteria: Must be an official Doctor Who companion. No friends (ie Madame Vastra, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart)

These are the greatest Doctor Who companions of the sci-fi series in history, as voted on by a rabid group of Who fans.  Doctor Who is one of the most popular series of all time, and fans have become obsessed with ranking the best Doctor Who companions. Popular Dr. Who companions like Jack Harkness and others are included. Add your choices to the list of the best Doctor companions of all time and vote on your favorites. Many of the top Doctor Who companions are women (like Rose Tyler and Donna Noble) but some men also make the cut. 

Who are the best Doctor Who companions? Community lists on Ranker update when a new list is added or changed to bring you a statistically accurate wisdom of crowds representation of the best companions of the Doctor in history. Who do you think is the best Doctor Who companion? Don't just argue from the sidelines ... add your vote!
  • 116 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 3102
    Down 1420

    the people's #1 & most listed Karen Gillan

    open
  2. 2
    Up 3229
    Down 1091

    ranked low on reranks Catherine Tate

    open
  3. 3
    Up 3872
    Down 1436

    Billie Piper

    open
  4. 4
    Up 2862
    Down 920

    John Barrowman

    open
  5. 5
    Up 2503
    Down 769

    Elisabeth Sladen

    open
  6. 6
    Up 2106
    Down 841

    Arthur Darvill

    open
  7. 7
    Up 1981
    Down 1106

    often listed Freema Agyeman

    open
  8. 8
    Up 258
    Down 106

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    open
  9. 9
    Up 1588
    Down 745

    John Leeson

    open
  10. 10
    Up 1244
    Down 462

    open
  11. 11
    Up 1063
    Down 302

    ranked low on reranks Bernard Cribbins

    open
  12. 12
    Up 1038
    Down 536

    Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

    open
  13. 13
    Up 911
    Down 465

    Louise Jameson

    open
  14. 14
    Up 708
    Down 512

    Sophie Aldred

    open
  15. 15
    Up 909
    Down 688

    open
  16. 16
    Up 871
    Down 816

    Noel Clarke

    open
  17. 17
    Up 675
    Down 442

    Frazer Hines

    open
  18. 18
    Up 546
    Down 459

    Carole Ann Ford

    open
  19. 19
    Up 344
    Down 300

    William Russell

    open
  20. 20
    Up 319
    Down 297

    Jacqueline Hill

    open
  21. 21
    Up 473
    Down 400

    Wendy Padbury

    open
  22. 22
    Up 457
    Down 328

    Katy Manning

    open
  23. 23
    Up 656
    Down 604

    Madame de Pompadour

    open
  24. 24
    Up 222
    Down 224

    added by physcod

    open
  25. 25
    Up 195
    Down 52

    ranked low on reranks

    open
  26. 26
    Up 246
    Down 183

    added by acrosstheflame Brian (Williams) Pond

    open
  27. 27
    Up 360
    Down 403

    Camille Coduri

    open
  28. 28
    Up 308
    Down 272

    Janet Fielding

    open
  29. 29
    Up 160
    Down 82

    open
  30. 30
    Up 291
    Down 255

    Sarah Sutton

    open
  31. 31
    Up 404
    Down 549

    open
  32. 32
    Up 242
    Down 311

    Nicola Bryant

    open
  33. 33
    Up 239
    Down 267

    Ian Marter

    open
  34. 34
    Up 179
    Down 214

    Caroline John

    open
  35. 35
    Up 97
    Down 70

    Craig Owens

    open
  36. 36
    Up 158
    Down 294

    Mark Strickson

    open
  37. 37
    Up 154
    Down 229

    Anneke Wills

    open
  38. 38
    Up 219
    Down 351

    Matthew Waterhouse

    open
  39. 39
    Up 74
    Down 51

    ranked low on reranks Romanadvoratrelundar

    open
  40. 40
    Up 100
    Down 186

    Peter Purves

    open
  41. 41
    Up 136
    Down 232

    Deborah Watling

    open
  42. 42
    Up 61
    Down 114

    open
  43. 43
    Up 128
    Down 219

    Maureen O'Brien

    open
  44. 44
    Up 95
    Down 187

    Michael Craze

    open
  45. 45
    Up 144
    Down 381

    Lucie Miller

    open
  46. 46
    Up 82
    Down 218

    Adrienne Hill

    open
  47. 47
    Up 72
    Down 191

    often listed Jackie Lane

    open
  48. 48
    Up 24
    Down 74

    often listed & added by CoreyWurts Bonnie Langford

    open
  49. 49
    Up 13
    Down 4

    new! Craig Owens

    open
50 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists