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cheese
January 24th, 2008, 08:21 AM
It is it big? Does it pull in decent ratings?

Willow'sCat
January 25th, 2008, 12:30 PM
It is it big? Does it pull in decent ratings?
Given it is only shown on BBCAmerica, or whatever they call it, I don't think that "mainstream" American audiences would have even heard of it yet. Lets face it many don't know Doctor Who either. But it did pull in the largest ratings of any show on BBCAmerica (or whatever it is called) for its first episode so some one was waiting and interested in seeing it.

I think the term "cult following" was made for this show. I think it rates as badly as Doctor Who on SciFi actually. Doesn't DW only get around a .9 :S I actually wouldn't be surprised if most "fans" don't watch it, they get it by other means *cough* ;) we are talking about scifi fans after all. :)

Reefgirl
January 25th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Given it is only shown on BBCAmerica, or whatever they call it, I don't think that "mainstream" American audiences would have even heard of it yet. Lets face it many don't know Doctor Who either. But it did pull in the largest ratings of any show on BBCAmerica (or whatever it is called) for its first episode so some one was waiting and interested in seeing it.

I think the term "cult following" was made for this show. I think it rates as badly as Doctor Who on SciFi actually. Doesn't DW only get around a .9 :S I actually wouldn't be surprised if most "fans" don't watch it, they get it by other means *cough* ;) we are talking about scifi fans after all. :)

A lot of my US friends have seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Sleeper already and KKBB doesn't officially air until tomorrow

Willow'sCat
January 25th, 2008, 02:38 PM
A lot of my US friends have seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Sleeper already and KKBB doesn't officially air until tomorrow
Well I have seen both new eps and you bet Australia hasn't aired it yet. :cool:

wraithfound
January 25th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Actually it's very big where I live, every one at school loves it, though I personally have never seen it. Want to though:)

TorchwoodManor
January 26th, 2008, 02:31 PM
I only know three people who watch Torchwood, but that's just me. Perhaps it's more popular in other states. I'd love to watch it but I can't, no BBC America or Sci-Fi channel.

DigiFluid
January 26th, 2008, 08:48 PM
It airs on CBC here so it's a little more mainstream than south of the border. Doesn't have much of a following though.