Ratings: Kelsey Grammer's ‘Boss’ Comes Up Short

Starz's latest drama doesn't match the performance of channel's earlier “Torchwood” and “Camelot” premieres

Kelsey Grammer's new Starz series "Boss" premiered over the weekend to unremarkable numbers, Starz announced Monday.

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The series, which stars Grammer as an iron-fisted Chicago mayor who's diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder, accumulated 1.72 million total viewers over multiple airings over the weekend, 659,000 of them during its initial airing Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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A not entirely discouraging start, but "Boss"'s premiere numbers fall short compared to other recent Starz premieres.

Both "Torchwood: Miracle Day" and "Camelot," which both premiered in April, posted higher numbers, each racking up 2 million overall viewers over multiple airings on their premiere weekends. "Camelot" was canceled in June.

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Perhaps Grammer shouldn't worry too much, however; Starz has displayed a substantial amount of devotion to the series, renewing it for a second season weeks before this weekend's premiere.