Outlander season 3 episode 10 ratings preview: Will ‘Heaven & Earth’ lead to sky-high numbers?

Outlander season 3 episode 10 ratingsAs we look ahead towards what the Outlander season 3 episode 10 ratings could possibly be, let’s start by focusing on what they are.

So far through season 3, there’s zero question that the Outlander ratings are impressive. In live+same-day figures alone the Starz series is averaging 1.56 million viewers an episode. That is an increase of over 42% on average versus season 2 and it’s the highest-rated season of the show by far. In terms of total overall viewers (in America), including streams, DVR ratings, and repeat airings, we’re seeing a total of over 5 million viewers a week. This average number should only swell as we get closer to the end of the season and more tabulations start to come in.

The only somewhat-sad news is that this past episode of Outlander, entitled “The Doldrums,” drew 1.49 million viewers. This was the second-lowest live viewership total of the season. We’ve already taken a look at what happened there, as well as analyzed one of the popular theories for the numbers being down — that it had something to do with the episode title being unappealing.

Using the episode-title theory alone, “Heaven & Earth” should do a good job appealing to viewers all over the country. We also think that there are high stakes for it given that Claire and Jamie Fraser are separated due to Captain Leonard’s ship capturing her in hopes of using her to cure the typhoid fever on board.

Unfortunately, there is another factor that you have to consider when looking at the ratings tonight: The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Holiday planning is happening earlier and earlier these days, especially when it comes to Christmas gifts, Black Friday, turkey dinners, travel and all of that good stuff. There could be some lucky people with a full week off for traveling, and that’s to go along with some of the standard TV competition that is out there.

In the end, our Outlander season 3 episode 10 ratings prediction is such: 1.51 million. We don’t foresee the show getting close to breaking any records tonight, but we do think we’re set to get a small increase. This episode and the one next week we were the most worried about after seeing the schedule, (save of course for the second week when the show was airing opposite the Emmy Awards). CarterMatt will have a full take on the official ratings when they are released Tuesday morning. Writing about these ratings is one of the things that we’ve come to enjoy the most as a part of our weekly Outlander routine.

Things to remember

If you love Outlander, then you should really check back at around 9:00 p.m. Eastern time! That is when you are going to be able to see our full review of Sunday night’s new episode. To go along with it, that’s also where you can get a preview for what is coming up on the show next.

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