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Good News/Bad News for Starz: ‘Torchwood’ Premiere on Par With ‘Camelot’

Jul 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Friday night’s debut of the sci-fi drama "Torchwood: Miracle Day" on Starz drew a combined audience of 1.51 million viewers for its 10 p.m. airing and its 11 p.m. rebroadcast, reports TheWrap’s The Box blog, which calls it a "very encouraging" premiere.

Nevertheless, the numbers are comparable to the turnout in April for the Starz debut of "Camelot," which drew 1.57 million viewers for its initial Friday night telecast — and despite that strong start, “Camelot” was canceled.

"Torchwood" drew 2 million viewers when Sunday night repeats are added in, the piece notes.

4 Comments

  1. I loved it, but then I’ve watched Torchwood from the beginning (when the earlier seasons aired on BBC America). I still think those are pretty good ratings considering not every former Torchwood fan has access to Starz and not every one of those 1.5-2.0 million viewers ever saw the show before. Let’s hope the audience sticks with it.

  2. Torchwood’s never been set up for more than one series at a time anyway (except series one). This and the previous series are very serial minded and have a finish, so I doubt anyone will be left wanting, even if STARZ doesn’t stick with it. BBC probably will stick with Capt. Jack & Co. in some way.

  3. Torchwood’s never been set up for more than one series at a time anyway (except series one). This and the previous series are very serial minded and have a finish, so I doubt anyone will be left wanting, even if STARZ doesn’t stick with it. BBC probably will stick with Capt. Jack & Co. in some way.

  4. They have really got to fix this system.

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