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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
5,778 2,088
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Catherine Tate

2
6,638 2,659
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Billie Piper

3
5,636 2,667
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Karen Gillan

4
5,146 1,846
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Barrowman

5
4,393 1,505
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Elisabeth Sladen

6
4,501 1,777
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Alex Kingston

7
4,032 1,652
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Arthur Darvill

8
3,611 2,261
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Freema Agyeman

9
3,056 1,476
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Leeson

10
3,475 1,412
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

11
2,583 875
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Bernard Cribbins

12
1,637 176
TARDIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
morgan-bell added TARDIS

13
1,709 1,192
Romana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm

14
1,617 1,011
Leela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Louise Jameson

15
1,666 1,701
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Noel Clarke

16
1,836 1,366
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Georgia Moffett

17
1,290 1,104
Ace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sophie Aldred

18
763 336
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
1,208 977
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frazer Hines

20
1,019 976
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carole Ann Ford

21
859 532
Sally Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carey Mulligan

22
958 752
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katy Manning

23
1,338 1,141
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
731 771
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jacqueline Hill

25
755 786
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
William Russell

26
636 380
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
800 839
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wendy Padbury

28
763 815
Harriet Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
physcod added Penelope Wilton

29
863 976
Jackie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Camille Coduri

30
882 1,022
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Kylie Minogue

31
665 603
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
479 385
Romanadvoratrelundar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Romanadvoratrelundar Mary Tamm

33
635 692
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Janet Fielding

34
624 636
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sarah Sutton

35
406 188
Petronella Osgood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Petronella Osgood

36
554 752
Peri Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Nicola Bryant

37
435 304
Bill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill Pearl Mackie

38
544 290
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

39
517 651
Harry Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Ian Marter

40
442 597
Liz Shaw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Caroline John

41
341 613
Polly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Anneke Wills

42
212 235
Sergeant John Benton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sergeant John Benton

43
326 580
Victoria Waterfield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Deborah Watling

44
447 803
Adric is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Matthew Waterhouse

45
320 729
Vislor Turlough is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mark Strickson

46
265 542
Steven Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Peter Purves

47
305 581
Vicki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Maureen O'Brien

48
311 522
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
193 289
Abigail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katherine Jenkins

50
235 538
Ben Jackson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Michael Craze