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Published on July 24th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

UK & US Torchwood Audience Figures

Final figures for the tremendous success that was Torchwood: Children of Earth have been compiled and can be viewed on GallifreyNewsBase – meanwhile, the mini-series got off to an impressive start on BBC America!

BBC America first, where Torchwood: Children of Earth launched on Monday (July 20th) to th largest audience in the network’s history!  1.4 million viewers tuned in, according to Nielsen Media Research live+ same-day data, although it’s unclear at present if this includes the HD broadcast.

Meanwhile full figures have been published here in the UK for the week ending July 12, 2009 – and Torchwood put in a great showing on BBC One while dominating BBC HD.

11 TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH (THU 2059) – 6.76 – BBC1
12 TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH (FRI 2100) – 6.58 – BBC1
13 TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH (MON 2100) – 6.47 – BBC1
14 TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH (WED 2100) – 6.40 – BBC1

15 CASUALTY (SAT 2051) – 6.32 – BBC1
16 EMMERDALE (WED 1859) – 6.17 – ITV1
17 TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH (TUE 2100) – 6.14 – BBC1

(Via GallifreyNewsBase)

Torchwood put in a great showing, with Thursday’s episode drawing a considerable audience – and the series as a whole was the most watched non-soap drama of the week. Only motoring show Top Gear kept Torchwood out of the top 10, with all other places filled by Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders.

It’s now down to the BBC as to whether or not Torchwood will see a series 4 or not…

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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