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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
6,614 2,640
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Billie Piper

2
5,742 2,077
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Catherine Tate

3
5,603 2,652
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Karen Gillan

4
5,122 1,835
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Barrowman

5
4,369 1,500
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Elisabeth Sladen

6
4,473 1,769
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Alex Kingston

7
4,014 1,640
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Arthur Darvill

8
3,586 2,250
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Freema Agyeman

9
3,039 1,472
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Leeson

10
3,450 1,399
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

11
2,564 871
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Bernard Cribbins

12
1,613 174
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,706 1,186
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,611 1,006
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Louise Jameson

15
1,655 1,696
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Noel Clarke

16
1,823 1,361
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Georgia Moffett

17
1,284 1,101
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sophie Aldred

18
757 333
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
1,201 974
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frazer Hines

20
1,012 974
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carole Ann Ford

21
849 530
Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carey Mulligan

22
954 752
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katy Manning

23
1,330 1,140
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
726 770
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jacqueline Hill

25
750 785
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
William Russell

26
630 380
Stormageddon Dark Lord of All is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
dtoborg2 added Stormageddon Dark Lord of All

27
797 838
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wendy Padbury

28
759 812
Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
physcod added Penelope Wilton

29
856 974
Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Camille Coduri

30
879 1,021
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Kylie Minogue

31
662 602
Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
acrosstheflame added Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

32
476 383
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

33
631 691
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Janet Fielding

34
623 635
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sarah Sutton

35
404 186
Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

36
552 752
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nicola Bryant

37
427 301
Bill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

38
536 286
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

39
516 650
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Marter

40
441 596
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Caroline John

41
341 611
Polly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Anneke Wills

42
211 234
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

43
323 579
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Deborah Watling

44
318 727
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mark Strickson

45
444 802
Adric is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Matthew Waterhouse

46
264 542
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peter Purves

47
305 581
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Maureen O'Brien

48
310 520
Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
ashadjareh added Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

49
193 289
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katherine Jenkins

50
233 538
Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Michael Craze