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Outlander: Season One Ratings

Outlander TV show on StarzStarz was very happy with the early reception of their new Outlander TV show so they gave it an early season two renewal. The cable channel has often given quick renewals but the series are then often cancelled after two seasons. Will Starz regret giving Outlander a second year order so soon? Would it have been cancelled if they had waited?

The Outlander series revolves around Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945. She finds herself mysteriously thrown back in time, to 1743 Scotland, and forced to marry another man to save her life. A passionate affair is ignited. The rest of the cast includes Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Gary Lewis, Annette Badland, Stephen Walters, Laura Donnelly, Lotte Verbeek, James Fleet, Duncan Lacroix, Roderick Gilkison, Simon Callow, Grant O’Rourke, Bill Paterson, and Simon Meacock.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

9/25 update: Season one will resume in April 2015. Details here.

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What do you think? Do you like the Outlander TV show? Do you think it should have been renewed for a second season or cancelled instead?


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Lynn September 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I loved the books and I love the series. I don’t care if they change little things here and there from the books as long as the story of Jamie and Claire’s journey continues being true to their characters :) Wonderful acting, great characters, beautiful scenery… just a wonderful series all around. Please keep this around for seasons to come! Something worth watching on TV.


lalady September 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm

its usually a good sign when a show’s ratings increase over the run, and it looks like this show did. but to see if it really is a successful series for starz, you need to compare it to the ratings of the other starz original series. if these numbers are considerably bigger than other stars series and the good ratings continue, than it would be deemed a success for starz.


Karen Long September 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I haven’t read the books, am now going to……I love, love, love this series, as does my husband! Please go forever!!


Brenda September 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

LOVE this show!


Linda September 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I love the series. This is the only reason I subscribed to Stars. I’ve read all of the books and was delighted to see it as a series. The characters in the series bring the books alive. Hopefully, since they have plenty of material to work with. The series can continue for many seasons.
Congrats to the writers and actors. You are doing great!


Chris October 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

Long time reader of all DG’s books. Love the adaptation. I also subscribed to Starz to watch this show!


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