With yesterday's review of The Happiness Patrol, that wraps up my reviews of The Seventh Doctor's televised adventures and allows me to calculate - for my own amusement - his Enjoyment Ratings Average (ERA) .
This doesn't include his short appearance in the Doctor Who movie (with The Eighth Doctor), by the way - even though he was one of the stronger elements of that strange affair.
As has been said elsewhere, while the Seventh Doctor had some great moments on television, he was also handicapped by some truly awful ones - which tend to outweigh the successes. Both he, and Ace, really came into their own once the show was off the air, in the novels and audio dramas that developed their characters in ways the show had only just started to hint at when it was put on hiatus.
To put this score into some sort of (meaningless) perspective this is how Seven ranks against other Doctors whose adventures I've finished:
Six - ERA 3.32
Eight - ERA 2.5
Nine - ERA 3.65
Ten - ERA 4.08
As I said back in 2009, "this isn't a very scientific method as (is obvious to anyone with a basic grasp of mathematics and statistics) The Doctors who appear in more episodes tend to find their ERA's "averaging" out while those who appear in less are more capable of hitting higher scores overall (or lower - in the case of the unfortunate Eighth Doctor)."
You can read more about my statistical silliness here and here. And don't forget the page of links to all my Doctor Who reviews, which contains my score (out of five) for each story I've reviewed.