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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
4,737 1,682
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jack Harkness John Barrowman

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2
6,157 2,430
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rose Tyler Billie Piper

3
5,189 2,395
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Amy Pond Karen Gillan

4
5,291 1,887
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Donna Noble Catherine Tate

5
4,027 1,374
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
4,074 1,617
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
River Song Alex Kingston

7
3,681 1,478
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Rory Williams Arthur Darvill

8
3,289 2,046
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Martha Jones Freema Agyeman

9
2,791 1,346
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
K-9 John Leeson

10
2,305 750
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wilfred Mott Bernard Cribbins

11
3,042 1,230
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswin Oswald Jenna Coleman

12
1,251 126
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,578 1,071
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romana Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,474 920
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Leela Louise Jameson

15
1,512 1,532
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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16
1,660 1,235
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenny Georgia Moffett

17
1,186 994
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ace Sophie Aldred

18
604 259
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
1,106 885
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jamie McCrimmon Frazer Hines

20
933 870
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford

21
717 443
Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sally Sparrow Carey Mulligan

22
871 681
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jo Grant Katy Manning

23
1,188 1,041
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
660 684
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill

25
687 697
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Chesterton William Russell

26
746 759
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Zoe Heriot Wendy Padbury

27
496 304
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
664 704
Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
physcod added Harriet Jones Penelope Wilton

29
752 865
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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30
586 514
Brian (Williams) Pond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
acrosstheflame added Brian (Williams) Pond Mark Williams

31
789 927
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Astrid Peth Kylie Minogue

32
580 612
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding

33
398 316
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

34
558 567
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nyssa Sarah Sutton

35
280 115
Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

36
494 673
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peri Brown Nicola Bryant

37
458 588
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter

38
285 188
Bill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

39
387 540
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Liz Shaw Caroline John

40
344 194
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Clara Oswald Jenna Coleman

41
297 547
Polly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Polly Wright Anneke Wills

42
405 720
Adric is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Adric Matthew Waterhouse

43
153 177
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

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290 648
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson

45
279 524
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling

46
268 520
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Vicki Maureen O'Brien

47
252 417
Danny Pink is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
ashadjareh added Danny Pink Samuel Anderson

48
218 484
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Steven Taylor Peter Purves

49
150 233
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Abigail Katherine Jenkins

50
197 481
Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ben Jackson Michael Craze