The British sci-fi programme was ahead of Modern Family, Dexter, Breaking Bad, True Blood, Top Gear, Glee, Entourage, Archer and The Walking Dead.
"This is incredibly exciting news," said Doctor Who lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. "It's an honour to be on the same list as all those shows, let alone at the very top.
"And for a British show to have achieved this in the US is absolutely remarkable. Next, the universe!"
Doctor Who will return at Christmas with The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe.
(Source: Digital Spy)