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List Rules Must be an official Doctor Who companion - TV series only!

These are the greatest Doctor Who companions in this history of the sci-fi series, 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 on who any of the Doctors could have chosen ... vote up your favorites, add any companions we may have missed, and if you're a true Whovian, rerank the whole list!
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1
4,799 1,712
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jack Harkness John Barrowman

2
6,227 2,467
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rose Tyler Billie Piper

3
5,246 2,430
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Amy Pond Karen Gillan

4
5,367 1,916
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Donna Noble Catherine Tate

5
4,077 1,392
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen

6
4,140 1,642
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
River Song Alex Kingston

7
3,740 1,499
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rory Williams Arthur Darvill

8
3,331 2,080
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Martha Jones Freema Agyeman

9
2,830 1,365
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
K-9 John Leeson

10
3,103 1,261
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswin Oswald Jenna Coleman

11
2,342 773
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wilfred Mott Bernard Cribbins

12
1,309 138
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,601 1,089
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,494 933
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Leela Louise Jameson

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15
1,542 1,558
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mickey Smith Noel Clarke

16
1,686 1,255
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenny Georgia Moffett

17
1,205 1,007
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ace Sophie Aldred

18
630 267
Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
dtoborg2 added Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

19
1,123 897
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines

20
944 883
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

21
741 456
Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sally Sparrow Carey Mulligan

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22
881 694
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jo Grant Katy Manning

23
1,211 1,055
Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

24
671 697
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill

25
699 707
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Chesterton William Russell

26
751 772
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury

27
519 317
Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
dtoborg2 added Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

28
678 723
Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
physcod added Harriet Jones Penelope Wilton

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

29
767 886
Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jackie Tyler Camille Coduri

30
604 528
Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
acrosstheflame added Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

31
802 941
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Astrid Peth Kylie Minogue

32
591 623
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding

33
411 327
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

34
568 578
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nyssa Sarah Sutton

35
301 126
Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

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36
503 687
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

37
314 206
Bill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

38
465 601
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter

39
375 211
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman

40
395 551
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Liz Shaw Caroline John

41
301 559
Polly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Polly Wright Anneke Wills

42
412 733
Adric is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Adric Matthew Waterhouse

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

43
159 190
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

44
295 662
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson

45
285 535
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling

46
273 529
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vicki Maureen O'Brien

47
267 433
Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
ashadjareh added Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

48
222 496
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Steven Taylor Peter Purves

49
159 243
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Abigail Katherine Jenkins

50
203 490
Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ben Jackson Michael Craze