Variety reports that Torchwood: Miracle Day “bowed to modest numbers on Friday. Heavily promoted preem drew a combined 1.5 million viewers across two airings.” That’s about the same as the previous debut of Camelot, which Starz cancelled. I guess it’s a good thing that Miracle Day is only a limited 10 episodes, although it doesn’t bode well for seeing another series later.
I wasn’t sure whether to sample the show, since I don’t have Starz and wasn’t sure I wanted to be tempted if the first episode was great. I asked on Twitter, and I heard absolutely nothing back. Now, I might have been asking at the wrong time, but I’m surprised I haven’t seen any discussion of people enjoying the show. Did you watch it? Did you like it?
I’m still considering picking it up as a complete run on DVD. Since the series ends in September, it should be on sale right around the holidays.
Update: I was wrong. BBC America mentioned that the DVDs are planned for “next year”, i.e. 2012. Starz must expect some rerun potential.