Note that the total number (2.34 million) is for two airings that are also broken out separately below.
via press release:
DEXTER™ RETURNS TO ITS HIGHEST RATED PREMIERE EVER
With Over 2.3 Million Viewers, DEXTER Delivers SHOWTIME's Best Season Premiere In 15 Years
Last Night's Fifth Season Premiere Up Double Digits Vs. Season Four
- DEXTER's fifth season debut marked the series' highest rated premiere ever and the best season premiere for a SHOWTIME original series in 15 years.
- With 2.34 million viewers, DEXTER attracted the largest season premiere night audience in series history.
- The fifth season premiere ranks as the top telecast for the network in 2010.
9:01p 1.77 MM viewers (+16% vs. last year’s premiere 1.52MM)
11:00p 575K viewers
Total 2.34 MM viewers (+22% vs. last year’s premiere night 1.92MM)