Outlander Season 2 Premiere Video Preview

Ratings: Outlander Returns to Highs, Doubles Season 1 Premiere Audience

Outlander has nothing to fash about.

Starz’s much-anticipated romantic-fantasy saga opened Season 2 on Saturday night with 1.46 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating (per TVByTheNumbers), doubling its series launch numbers (720K/0.2) and improving on its freshman finale (980K/0.2) by 50 and 100 percent.

The series just edged out its all-time high in total audience (1.42 million) while matching its best demo number to date.

TVLine readers gave the Season 2 opener an average grade of “A-.”

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  1. Murica! says:

    The premiere was great and Tobias Menzies is one of the best actors I’ve ever seen! His performance was absolutely amazing!!

  2. sm says:

    Fantastic news for Outlander! Any ideas on when they will announce Season 3?

  3. joan faith says:

    These people have done Gabaldons stories RIGHT! From the writing, producing, sets,clothes, music and acting…it is so genuine and breath taking. Very easy to become as addicted to these shows as the original books. BRAVO ALL THE WAY AROUND. Lets hope the cost does not become prohibitive.

  4. Gio says:

    One of the best shows on TV, not a surprise.

  5. JScout says:

    I’m so glad to hear this. As a devoted fan of the books, I’m really happy with the way they’ve translated to TV to date. Season 2 opening was terrific. Tobias Menzies was so great in this episode.

  6. JScout says:

    Thanks, Matt, for giving us the numbers.

  7. mm says:

    Not happy about Frank being back.
    Downright sad.

  8. meow says:

    When can we purchase season 2 on DVD?

  9. Hbomb says:

    I think I might be in the minority, but I thought the first ep was a little weak. Just a little clunky directing-wise and I’m (as a book reader) questioning some of the narrative choices they made. Hopefully it solidifies quickly, there is a lot of ground to cover.

  10. Debbie says:

    Great start for season 2. Loved the way they transisoned from Frank to Jamie . Genius Ronald D Moore. Can’t wait for Saturday!

  11. Jeannie Ewans says:

    Miss ourlander already,nothing compares to youu.