Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Doctor Who Fans. 50% Women!

It’s Monday, which means it’s a new edition of Facebook Fandom Spotlight, where I break down the demographics of a particular group of fans. For this week, it’s a group of fans that has exploded over recent years, Doctor Who Fans! We’ll compare this group to the greater comic fandom.

For this report, I looked at a lot of terms of characters, television shows, video games and comic book series titles. It’s a long, exhaustive list primarily made up of the names of characters.

Facebook Population: Over 4,000,000 in the United States

That’s about one-third of the greater comic fandom.

Spanish speakers account for now 420,000 fans, 10.5% in the United States that’s about 3.5% lower than the general comic fandom.

Gender and Age

When it comes to the breakdown of men and women, Doctor Who fans is almost evenly split, a first among the fandoms we’ve looked at. Men account for 48.00% while women account for 50%. The last 2% haven’t listed their gender.

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Doctor Who Facebook Gender 9.16.13

Here’s the gender as it breaks down with age. We see the expected increase of female fans as age increase, most likely due to how Facebook users skew to begin with. However, the helix like design for the rest is unexplained as men and women traded off back and forth which was the greater population depending on age.

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Doctor Who Facebook Gender Age 9.16.13

Here’s the breakdown of age and gender for the group.

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Doctor Who Facebook Gender Age Raw 9.16.13

Relationship Status

Compared to comic book fandom Doctor Who fans tend to be more married and percentage wise fewer are single. What’s interesting is men are the majority of the single fans.

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Doctor Who Facebook Relationship 9.16.13

And for those that like pie charts.

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Doctor Who Facebook Relationship Pie Chart 9.16.13

Education

Compared to general comic fandom, Doctor Who fans percentage wise are greater in number as far as “college grads” and “in college.”

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Doctor Who Facebook Education 9.16.13

Gender Interest

When it comes to same gender interest, Doctor Who fans are more interested in the same gender.

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Doctor Who Facebook Gender Interest 9.16.13

That wraps up this edition. Join us next Monday for a brand new Fandom Spotlight.

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