Showcase’s #1 Drama Outlander Scores Record Ratings and a Second Season

In Showcase by Randi

Aye! Outlander’s April 5 mid-season premiere on Showcase took ratings to the Highlands drawing in 859,800 (2+)* confirmed viewers. Following a series hiatus, aptly deemed “Droughtlander”, the highly anticipated season opener “The Reckoning,” takes top spot as the #1 Season Premiere of the year across all Specialty channels (A25-54, W25-54, A18-49, W18-49)**.

Based on Diana Gabaldon’s popular novels, Outlander brings a fiercely loyal fan base to the television series and continues to broaden its audience through high production values, two talented leads made up of Caitriona Balfe (Claire) and Sam Heughan (Jamie), and sensational, multi-genre storylines that border fantasy, science and historical fiction, adventure, and romance. Showcase is proud to announce thatOutlander will return for a second season, based on Gabaldon’s second novel in the series, Dragonfly in Amber. Broadcast details will be announced at a later date.



Outlander Mid-Season Premiere on Sunday, April 5

  • Scored huge in the coveted A25-54 demo with 471,700 viewers*.
  • Outlander’s mid-season premiere was the #1 Program of the day and night across all of Canadian Specialty against multiple key demos (2+, A25-54, W25-54, A18-49, W18-49)***.
  • Outlander is the #1 Specialty program amongst Women this year (W25-54)****.
  • Compared to its series premiere on Showcase in August 2014, Outlander’s mid-season premiere saw significant audience growth in key demos including a 43% lift in A25-54, 33% in F25-54, 62% in M25-54, and 42% in A18-49*****.


This Sunday, April 26 at 10pm ET, Outlander hits the halfway point with just four episodes left until the season one finale. In the episode entitled “Lallybroch”, Sam and Claire are reunited and embark on a new journey to Lallybroch – Jamie’s family home. Reality quickly sets in and old wounds are reopened between Jamie and his sister, Jenny. Showcase presents Outlander’s season one finale on Sunday, May 31 at 10pm ET. The first half of Outlander, season one is available for catch-up viewing exclusively on shomi.


Headline Source: Numeris PPM Data Total Canada AMA 1+ airings 3/30/15-4/19/15 confirmed to 4/12/15 Ind2+, A2554, F2554, A1849, F1849, M1849

*Numeris PPM Data Total Canada Outlander 10pm + 1a CUME AMA 4/5/15-4/6/15
**Numeris PPM Data Total Canada AMA 1/5/15 – 4/5/15 confirmed 1+ Airings
*** Numeris PPM Data Total Canada AMA 4/5/15 confirmed 1+ Airings
****Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, F18-49, F25-54, SP15 STD (Jan 5
Apr 19/15) – confirmed to Apr 12, 3+ Airings
*****Numeris PPM Data Total Canada AMA 4/15/15 confirmed vs. 8/24/14 confirmed