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|Network: independent||Channel(s): 17|
|First airing: 1972||Last airing: 1973|
== AIRDATES ==
- 21 August 1972: Doctor Who makes its television DEBUT in the United States. The first serial to air was Doctor Who and the Silurians.
- This was only two months after the completion of season nine in the UK (with part six of The Time Monster on 24 June 1972).
- WPHL did not purchase the full package, instead only taking the first nine stories (50 episodes), up to and including Day of the Daleks. (Time-Life's initial package offer was of the first 50 episodes only -- see United States--1972. The other stations to buy the series bought the full 72 episode package; WPHL was the only station that did not.)
- 30 October 1972: The first run of the 50 episodes concludes.
- 31 October 1972 - 26 May 1973: The series is repeated.
- BBC paperwork indicates that WPHL bought four screening rights to the series, although it appears that it only used two of these. (It may have on-sold the unused rights to another station.)