“Outcast,” Cinemax’s new series based on a comic by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, debuted on the network last Friday. Variety has a quick rundown of the premiere episode’s ratings, which breaks down how the pilot fared both on broadcast and on digital platforms.
While only 864,000 saw the debut episode during it’s multiple screenings over the course of its premiere weekend, the episode added another 3.3 million views just through free online streaming. “Outcast’s” premiere was made available online, via platforms like YouTube and Facebook, two weeks prior to its debut on Cinemax.
Additionally, HBO and Cinemax subscribers were able to watch the episode for free via the networks’ on demand services and the apps Max GO and HBO GO. Playstation 4 users could also get in on the “Outcast” action and watch the episode via their consoles. When views on broadcast and digital services are added together, the episode was watched over 4 million times.
You can add to “Outcast’s” viewer total by watching the premiere episode, which is still available to stream.
Based on the Skybound/Image Comics horror series by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, the exorcism drama stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and has sequestered himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Now, with the help of evangelist Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister), Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain a normal life.
“Outcast” also stars Gabriel Bateman, Wrenn Schmidt, Reg E. Cathey, Kate Lyn Sheil, Julia Crockett, David Denman and Brent Spiner and airs on Fridays on Cinemax.
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