Fox’s Global “Touch”

March 31st, 2012   admin   Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

 

It was January 25th when I sat down with my American Idol-obsessed sister who was in charge of the remote. It was one of the first episodes, so it was bound to be at least amusing. So I watched. Comfortable in my seat, I stayed put after the laughs were through, and I saw the beginning of what might be one of the greatest television series I’d seen in a long time.

Kiefer Sutherland filled the screen, and I knew I was in for a great show. You might be familiar with his 9-year-long run in 24, where he was no-nonsense Federal Agent Jack Bauer as a member of the L.A. Counter Terrorist Unit. The show was an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat type, where the entirety of the season was in the span of 24 hours. Remembering what a great series it was, I stayed glued to my seat for the “sneak preview” of Touch on FOX.

I was astounded at even the general storyline. FOX explains it as such:”Blending science, spirituality and emotion, the series will follow seemingly unrelated people all over the world whose lives affect each other in ways seen and unseen, known and unknown.”

Clearly, I’m not the only one who thinks highly of this show. It was the first U.S. series to immediately gain a global viewership. Touch earned the number one spot last week in the premiere in the United Kingdom and Spain, second in Italy and doubled and tripled primetime viewership in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico with much success in Germany, Norway and Russia as well. Touch premiered in the U.S. on Thursday, March 22nd with 13.4 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 with a 3.6 rating. I think I just solidified my plans for Thursdays for the next few months..

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