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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
5,358 2,484
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Amy Pond Karen Gillan

2
6,338 2,519
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rose Tyler Billie Piper

3
5,476 1,960
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Donna Noble Catherine Tate

4
4,896 1,746
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jack Harkness John Barrowman

5
4,168 1,419
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
4,250 1,673
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
River Song Alex Kingston

7
3,831 1,540
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rory Williams Arthur Darvill

8
3,408 2,128
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Martha Jones Freema Agyeman

9
2,895 1,395
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
K-9 John Leeson

10
3,208 1,301
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
2,415 808
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wilfred Mott Bernard Cribbins

12
1,414 151
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,636 1,126
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,530 963
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Leela Louise Jameson

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

15
1,584 1,605
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mickey Smith Noel Clarke

16
1,741 1,289
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenny Georgia Moffett

17
1,234 1,039
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ace Sophie Aldred

18
678 288
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
1,151 921
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines

20
972 912
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

21
783 484
Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sally Sparrow Carey Mulligan

The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

22
903 715
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jo Grant Katy Manning

23
1,252 1,083
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
695 722
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill

25
718 736
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Chesterton William Russell

26
768 798
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury

27
564 339
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
710 751
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
801 912
Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jackie Tyler Camille Coduri

30
831 970
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Astrid Peth Kylie Minogue

31
625 559
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
608 650
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding

33
434 348
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

34
588 600
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nyssa Sarah Sutton

35
333 155
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
519 714
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

37
350 243
Bill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

38
482 624
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter

39
424 235
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman

40
411 572
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Liz Shaw Caroline John

41
316 580
Polly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Polly Wright Anneke Wills

42
177 210
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

43
420 766
Adric is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Adric Matthew Waterhouse

44
305 690
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson

45
296 556
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling

46
287 552
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vicki Maureen O'Brien

47
238 517
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Steven Taylor Peter Purves

48
279 467
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
171 264
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Abigail Katherine Jenkins

50
217 511
Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ben Jackson Michael Craze