Outlander, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heough


We just can't get enough of Outlander, and neither can the fans!

Starz's new series based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling book series premieres tomorrow night, but thanks to the network, who realized just how much we all needed to ogle star Sam Heughan in a kilt ASAP and put the pilot online a week early, it's already a major hit.

The premium cable network's new fantasy drama about World War II nurse Claire (Caitriona Balfe)—who gets mysteriously sucked back in time to the 18th Century and must find a way to get back to her husband (or stay with hunky Scot Jamie Fraser forever, and let's be honest that's not that difficult of a choice)—has been viewed nearly 1 million times. Yes, nearly 1 million views before its big premiere.

The official premiere is Saturday night, but since Starz put the first episode online and On Demand this week, it certainly paid off. The episode had been viewed 900,000 times by more than 600,000 unique viewers, E! News has confirmed. And yeah, that means some of you have been watching more than once. (By "some of you," we clearly mean us too!)

Those are some pretty incredible numbers that a lot of shows that actually have aired haven't earned! Expect Outlander to be one of this year's biggest hit shows. Some are even calling it the next Game of Thrones!

For those of you who haven't seen the pilot or want to watch again, Outlander premieres Saturday, Aug. 9, at 9 p.m. on Starz. 

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