Calif.The groundbreaking STARZ Original series, “Outlander,” returns to record high viewership of nearly 1.5 million (1.49M) Live+SD viewers for the 8PM premiere and 2.1 million (2.09M) Live+SD viewers on Sunday night in total over the three STARZ airings. “Outlander” saw strong gains in overall viewership in its third season, despite facing heavy TV competition on Sunday night, as well as the impact of millions of households tragically affected by the recent hurricanes.The “Outlander” season three premiere episode performance of 1.49M viewers is the most at Starz for a season premiere after “Power” season 3 (2.26M) and “Power” season 4 (1.68M).

Based on historical “Outlander” viewing from the recently hurricane-affected markets, “Outlander” season three viewership could likely have been roughly equivalent to that for the season premiere of “Power” season four.” The “Outlander” season three total Sunday night premiere episode viewership performance of 2.09M is the most ever for “Outlander,” besting the series’ landmark “The Wedding” episode (2.04M)2