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Torchwood viewing figures

July 10th, 2009 (11:00 am)

They're very interesting indeed. (For the UK only naturally.)

Starts off on Monday with 5.9 million which is pretty damn good. Especially considering the recent (critically acclaimed) also-daily-shown Iraq War Occupation mini-series only got 4.4 million.

Tuesday's episode dropped down to 5.6 million. A drop-off of only 300,000 viewers. Damn good as most people were expecting the drop-off to be around 1 million or more viewers who had watched the first part, and simply decided not to bother with the rest.

Wednesday. Back up to 5.9 million. Unbelievably, the figures return to the same as the launch night. This was regarded as being the stablizer day - the one where viewing figures would drop to only those people who had decided to stay with the whole mini-series throughout. Obviously expected to be a lot lower than they were.

Day Four. Thursday. Last night's stunning episode. Rise again to 6.2 million. Holy shit.


Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
Lock up your poodles

That's -bloody amazing.

Should imagine the figures for tonight will be even higher, unless all those fans threatening never to watch ever again after last night really meant what they said.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)

Oh, they'll be there, desperately hoping for a reset button/magical healing powers of Jack's tears/some headhunter coming after Ianto with a sword.

And much love for that icon, btw. I can't believe I haven't managed a single poodle reference yet when I've been using him as a supporting character for so long.

Posted by: kitty_poker1 (kitty_poker1)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
TW-Ianto oh noes

Blimey, that's a shocker. I wonder how it'll do when it airs in the US, though most of my interested American friends seem to have watched already through the miracle of the internet. *g*

It's actually been well worth watching, start to finish, despite last night's sob-worthy surprise. They were able to direct resources to five excellent eps (assuming COE5 lives up) rather than spreading them over 13 variable ones. Good writing, good acting, Peter Capaldi... Beeb drama doesn't get much better.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 10:53 am (UTC)
Access Denied (Torchwood)

To be honest, I hope it doesn't come back as a 13 ep season any more. This whole format has worked so well, with such magnificent writing and acting, that it's like Torchwood has finally found its niche.

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)

*raises hand* I'm a filthy American waiting for them to come over here. I don't even plan to watch them next week when they air! I'm even waiting for the DVD!

I am such a freak, I know. ;)

Posted by: kitty_poker1 (kitty_poker1)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
TW-Janto no kiss

Hee! I've been to America and everyone seemed sparkling clean to me. ;)

There are definite advantages to waiting for the whole thing to devour in one go. I'll be doing it at some point to get the full flavour. I hope you like it - there's much to love. :D

Posted by: Karen (kazzy_cee)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
ani cpt john eyes

How interesting - and I expect that doesn't include those who watched it via iPlayer (like I did for three nights before I 'caught up' with it last night!).

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)

Wow, those are some really good numbers. Definitely be interesting to see how the BBC America airings stack up.

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: July 10th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)

Wonder what the reaction will be after tonight?

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