Brendan Moody wrote:
I'm not sure that being dominated by two (uneven) franchises is better than being dominated by one.
I'd say yes, by definition. It's not a perfect situation either but rival TV shows alternating wins is by definition better than the same show primarily competing against itself, and certainly better than the 'rival' show (in this case, Battlestar Galactica) never winning once.
And really, uneven is a given. Has there ever been a genre series that was 1. consistently good and 2. not cancelled before it could have a second season?
It's not that they aren't watching other shows, it's that they're hardcore enough fans, and caught up in fandom enough, to feel that any Doctor Who is superior to everything else.
Which is precisely the problem. This should be a judgement of sci-fi TV, not Doctor Who and occasionally maybe that alternate universe episode of that American sitcom that has its own take on Doctor Who.