‘Outlander’ Episode Sets Series Ratings Record

Starz’s fantasy series Outlander continued to draw viewers in its third episode, setting a series record with more than 1 million viewers, network officals said.

The record audience for Saturday’s third episode premiere was up 39% compared to the first episode and up 12% from the second episode, according to Starz. Overall, Saturday's Outlander’s episode drew 1.7 million viewers including repeats and 2.4 million viewers over the total weekend on Starz.

Females encompassed the majority of viewers, with 1 million women tuning into Saturday’s episodes and its repeats accounting for 60% of all viewing, according to Starz.

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