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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
6,713 2,706
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Billie Piper

2
5,713 2,716
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Karen Gillan

3
5,854 2,136
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Catherine Tate

4
5,217 1,870
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Barrowman

5
4,445 1,529
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Elisabeth Sladen

6
4,573 1,806
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Alex Kingston

7
4,084 1,684
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Arthur Darvill

8
3,673 2,289
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Freema Agyeman

9
3,091 1,503
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Leeson

10
3,554 1,443
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

11
2,634 892
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Bernard Cribbins

12
1,804 1,226
Romana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mary Tamm

13
1,646 1,020
Leela is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Louise Jameson

14
1,688 1,725
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Noel Clarke

15
1,311 1,119
Ace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sophie Aldred

16
1,863 1,382
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Georgia Moffett

17
792 347
Brigadier Alistair Gordon Leth... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
dtoborg2 added Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney

18
1,224 990
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frazer Hines

19
1,036 988
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carole Ann Ford

20
973 761
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katy Manning

21
746 778
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jacqueline Hill

22
771 794
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
William Russell

23
809 848
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wendy Padbury

24
895 1,040
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Kylie Minogue

25
647 701
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Janet Fielding

26
579 302
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

27
639 643
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sarah Sutton

28
567 762
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nicola Bryant

29
460 319
Bill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

30
529 656
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Marter

31
454 606
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Caroline John

32
351 619
Polly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Anneke Wills

33
328 737
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mark Strickson

34
334 589
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Deborah Watling

35
273 551
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peter Purves

36
221 243
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

37
455 816
Adric is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Matthew Waterhouse

38
312 589
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Maureen O'Brien

39
203 132
Nardole is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Nardole

40
199 297
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katherine Jenkins

41
243 545
Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Michael Craze

42
223 483
Grace Holloway is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Daphne Ashbrook

43
273 736
Lucie Miller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Lucie Miller Sheridan Smith

44
188 567
Katarina is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Adrienne Hill

45
147 246
Captain Mike Yates is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Captain Mike Yates

46
170 564
Dodo Chaplet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jackie Lane

47
145 364
Jake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
physcod added

48
142 478
Mel Bush is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
CoreyWurts added Bonnie Langford

49
86 218
Sara Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jean Marsh

50
73 250
Kamelion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
bleukat added Gerald Flood