As we look at the live ratings for Outlander Season 7, Episode 3, we see the first tick-up in the season. What does this mean for the series?
Outlander is on a break this week, giving us time to look back at the episode so far. The live ratings aren’t all that much of a concern in the grand scheme of things. We know that Outlander Season 8 is happening and that it is going to be the last of the series.
We also know that the live ratings don’t count every single viewer. The live ratings are for those who watched live on the linear network at 8 p.m. ET, when the episode first aired. If you watched on the app or via one of the reruns, your view wasn’t counted for these specific ratings. They were counted by STARZ, though.
Outlander Season 7, Episode 3 live ratings
It’s not all that surprising to see the tick-up in the live ratings. We saw he 18-49 demo tick up by 100%, although the total audience went down by another 21%. It’s worth noting that the total audience was the lowest of this season so far.
The tick-down in the total audience probably isn’t that surprising when you consider the episode. The previous episode left us with a major cliffhanger. The Big House exploded. Of course, people wanted to see if everyone got out alive, so that would have likely meant watching the episode on the app as soon as possible. Those numbers aren’t included in the live ratings, remember.
This episode also saw Bree and Roger in the 20th century for the first time. Fans will have wanted to see if Mandy survived and where the family ended up, meaning they would have tuned in right away when the episode dropped on the app.