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Tennant, Baker tie in favorite 'Doctor Who' portrayer poll

Aug. 7, 2013 at 11:49 AM

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Tom Baker tied as the favorite star of the iconic British science-fiction series "Doctor Who," results of a Harris poll indicate.

Harris Interactive surveyed 2,240 adults online May 8-13.

Tennant and Baker each garnered 16 percent among those who had ever watched the show.

Coming in at No. 3 is the current and outgoing Doctor, Matt Smith, with 7 percent of the vote.

Patrick Troughton is No. 4 with 5 percent, Peter Davison is No. 5 with 4 percent, Christopher Eccleston and Colin Baker each earned 3 percent.

Twenty-seven percent of hardcore "Doctor Who" fans said Tennant is their favorite star.

Baker is second with 24 percent of the vote and Smith is No. 3 with 10 percent.

The BBC announced Sunday Peter Capaldi will replace Smith and become the 12th Doctor Who on the long-running series.

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