Torchwood – Audience Figures

Good stuff. Last night’s opening episodes of Torchwood managed the biggest audiences ever for a non-sport programme on a digital channel. The first one got 2.4 million viewers and the second 2.3 million, which works out at a moderately respectable 12.7% and 13.8% audience share[1]. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but typical BBC Three audiences are much, much lower.

All of which raises the question of why the BBC put this well-written, presumably quite expensive on one of their digital-only channels. Is it a cunning plan to raise the profile of a channel that most people are hardly aware of? Or is it just general oddness? Anyway, it will be interesting to see how many people watch the repeat on BBC Two on Wednesday.

Details from BBC News

[1] Does everyone go to bed early on Sundays??