Doctor Who The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time  

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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
5,569 2,623
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Karen Gillan

2
6,580 2,616
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Billie Piper

3
5,698 2,060
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Catherine Tate

4
5,086 1,825
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Barrowman

5
4,336 1,489
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Elisabeth Sladen

6
4,445 1,747
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Alex Kingston

7
3,990 1,616
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Arthur Darvill

8
3,562 2,231
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Freema Agyeman

9
3,014 1,463
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Leeson

10
3,416 1,379
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

11
2,537 863
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Bernard Cribbins

12
1,576 171
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,693 1,176
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,591 1,002
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Louise Jameson

15
1,641 1,679
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Noel Clarke

16
1,810 1,349
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Georgia Moffett

17
1,273 1,091
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sophie Aldred

18
740 328
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
1,189 964
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frazer Hines

20
999 966
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carole Ann Ford

21
840 523
Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carey Mulligan

22
943 745
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katy Manning

23
1,317 1,132
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
720 760
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jacqueline Hill

25
747 773
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
William Russell

26
617 373
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
786 835
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wendy Padbury

28
750 803
Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
physcod added Penelope Wilton

29
847 964
Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Camille Coduri

30
872 1,013
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Kylie Minogue

31
656 594
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
467 380
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

33
624 685
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Janet Fielding

34
615 629
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sarah Sutton

35
393 181
Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

36
545 746
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nicola Bryant

37
521 273
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

38
412 291
Bill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

39
507 648
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Marter

40
431 596
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Caroline John

41
335 605
Polly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Anneke Wills

42
204 230
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

43
315 578
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Deborah Watling

44
314 722
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mark Strickson

45
437 796
Adric is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Matthew Waterhouse

46
258 539
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peter Purves

47
300 577
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Maureen O'Brien

48
304 508
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
189 284
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katherine Jenkins

50
231 532
Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Michael Craze