TV Ratings: ‘The Outsider’ Is Growing and Matching ‘Watchmen’ So Far on HBO

Variety | 1/28/2020 | Will Thorne
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Watch out “Watchmen,” there’s a new word-of-mouth hit on the block at HBO.

The premium cabler’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Outsider” is putting up solid viewership numbers through four episodes, and has shown excellent growth from week-to-week.

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Sunday night’s episode, the fourth so far, garnered almost 1.5 million viewers across all of HBO’s platforms, which represents a healthy 11% gain from last week and a 22% gain from the series debut on Jan. 12, and matches the figure put up by the “Watchmen” series premiere. Not to mention that it was up against the Grammys on Sunday night.

After airing back-to-back episodes on premiere night to 724,000 and 603,000 total viewers respectively, “The Outsider” has shown significant growth through episodes 3 and 4. The Jan. 19 episode, which saw Cynthia Erivo’s character introduced for the first time, grew by 42% in Live+Same Day viewership to 858,000 pairs of eyeballs.

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Then this Sunday’s episode grew once more by 15% to 988,000 viewers, which is an impressive 36% bump from the premiere. Total viewing for the series debut is now up to 6.7 million across all platforms, per HBO.

To put the success of “The Outsider”...
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