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OCT
24
3 YEARS

Kelsey Grammer's 'Boss' Gives Starz 1.72 Million Viewers Over Premiere Weekend

Falling shy of recent Starz premieres, the new drama was seen by 659,000 during its original Friday broadcast.

"Boss" (Starz)
Chuck Hodes

According to initial ratings, new Starz drama Boss drew 1.72 million viewers over the course of its premiere weekend.

The Kelsey Grammer series was seen by a combined audience of 1.05 million on Friday night, with 659,000 tuning into the 10 p.m. broadcast.

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The premiere falls shy of the network's recent co-production of BBC's Torchwood, which brought in 1.51 million viewers during back-to-back broadcasts of its premiere, and the now-canceled Camelot, which boasted a premiere night audience of 1.57 million total viewers.

Encores over the course of the weekend brought Boss' total viewership to 1.72 million, though figures for online sampling, on-demand and DVR viewings won't be available for a few weeks.

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In January, the premiere weekend for Spartacus prequel Gods of the Arena gave the network record ratings of 2.8 million viewers.

Boss was already renewed for a second season in September.