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

2
6,574 2,613
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rose Tyler Billie Piper

3
5,692 2,058
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Donna Noble Catherine Tate

4
5,079 1,822
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jack Harkness John Barrowman

5
4,330 1,487
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
4,438 1,746
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
River Song Alex Kingston

7
3,983 1,615
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rory Williams Arthur Darvill

8
3,557 2,227
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Martha Jones Freema Agyeman

9
3,011 1,459
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
K-9 John Leeson

10
3,409 1,377
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
2,532 863
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wilfred Mott Bernard Cribbins

12
1,574 170
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,691 1,175
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,588 1,001
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Leela Louise Jameson

15
1,640 1,674
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mickey Smith Noel Clarke

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1,807 1,346
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenny Georgia Moffett

17
1,272 1,089
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ace Sophie Aldred

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736 325
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

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1,188 962
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines

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998 964
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

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839 522
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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941 745
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jo Grant Katy Manning

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1,315 1,130
Madame de Pompadour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Madame de Pompadour Sophia Myles

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718 760
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill

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744 773
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Chesterton William Russell

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785 835
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury

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612 372
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

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749 803
Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
physcod added Harriet Jones Penelope Wilton

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845 963
Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jackie Tyler Camille Coduri

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872 1,012
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Astrid Peth Kylie Minogue

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654 594
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

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464 379
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

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624 684
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding

34
614 628
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nyssa Sarah Sutton

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390 179
Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

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544 745
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

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517 273
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman

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408 291
Bill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

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506 647
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter

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429 596
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Liz Shaw Caroline John

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334 605
Polly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Polly Wright Anneke Wills

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200 230
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

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314 721
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson

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314 578
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling

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437 795
Adric is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Adric Matthew Waterhouse

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257 539
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Steven Taylor Peter Purves

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299 577
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vicki Maureen O'Brien

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302 508
Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
ashadjareh added Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

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

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230 532
Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ben Jackson Michael Craze