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Old November 24 2013, 11:45 PM   #40
MacLeod
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

M'rk, son of Mogh wrote: View Post
Relayer1 wrote: View Post
Rubbish - when the BBC showed Trek it was buried in the weekday tea-time 'kiddie' slot on the relatively unwatched BBC2. Doctor Who is schedule centre, peak family viewing Saturday evening fayre. There is nothing more mainstream.
When I say "mainstream", I meant it as "mainstream for earth", not "mainstream for a tiny country in Europe".

Where Dr. Who needs a special to once in its lifetime air in 94 different countries at the same time, Star Trek, with most of it's television shows (and movies) did more than this weekly.
Whilst the UK might be small in terms of geographic size it has the third largest population in Europe(behind Russia and Germany). So it's hardly small in terms of population.

According to this page DW has been sold to 206 territories world wide

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25009889

No doubt similiar to the number that ST has sold to. Unless you can provide a link that shows a far greater number.
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