Outlander Premiere Sets Starz Ratings Record

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A whole lot of people traveled back in time on Starz over the weekend.

According to preliminary data, 720,000 people tuned in Saturday night for Outlander Season 1 Episode 1, with a total of 2.3 million watching across the entire weekend.

Moreover, when factoring in online viewing and On Demand, another 1.4 million people watched the drama, which is based on a series of best-selling novels.

Outlander Premiere Photo Season 1 Episode 1

At 3.7 million for all platforms, this marks a record high number of viewers for a Starz premiere.

As a matter of comparison: Black Sails brought in 850,000 for its initial broadcast, amassed 2.6 million over its opening weekend and totaled 3.5 million with On Demand/online plays factored in.

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Outlander Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

Sing me a song, of a lass that is gone.
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Theme song to Outlander

The war had taught me to cherish the present because tomorrow might not ever come to pass. What I didn’t know at the time was that tomorrow would prove less important than yesterday.