Doctor Who The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time  

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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
6,793 2,763
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Billie Piper

2
5,801 2,762
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Karen Gillan

3
5,943 2,179
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Catherine Tate

4
5,303 1,896
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Barrowman

5
4,518 1,549
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Elisabeth Sladen

6
4,656 1,841
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Alex Kingston

7
4,150 1,714
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Arthur Darvill

8
3,740 2,328
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Freema Agyeman

9
3,150 1,525
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Leeson

10
3,635 1,481
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman

11
2,696 916
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Bernard Cribbins

12
1,833 1,249
Romana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mary Tamm

13
1,678 1,038
Leela is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Louise Jameson

14
1,723 1,759
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Noel Clarke

15
1,333 1,140
Ace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sophie Aldred

16
1,896 1,414
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Georgia Moffett

17
834 359
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
1,245 1,008
Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frazer Hines

19
1,056 1,005
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carole Ann Ford

20
994 777
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katy Manning

21
767 792
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jacqueline Hill

22
790 811
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
William Russell

23
821 864
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wendy Padbury

24
911 1,066
Astrid Peth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Kylie Minogue

25
664 716
Tegan Jovanka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Janet Fielding