The Breakout Hit Outlander Is Finally Attracting Women to Starz

A new twist for the male-leaning network

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Game of Thrones isn't the only highly anticipated returning premium cable program based on a hugely popular book series with a rabid fan base. Starz has its own budding hit in Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon's historical/fantasy/romance novels, which will launch the second half of its debut season on April 4.

Outlander made an immediate impact when it premiered last August, with the first eight episodes averaging 5.1 million viewers across platforms. Notably, Outlander has finally brought a large female audience to Starz, whose programs, including Black Sails, Magic City and Spartacus, have tended to skew male.

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