note: the 2.9 million in the headline below includes the 11pm encore.
via press release:
DEXTER™ DELIVERS THE SERIES' HIGHEST RATED SEASON YET
Season Five Finale Scores 2.9 Million Viewers
- Season Five of DEXTER will be the series' highest rated season to-date, averaging over 5 million viewers per week (across linear and on demand).
- DEXTER's season five finale garnered 2.5 million viewers at 9 p.m. and an additional 401,000 viewers at 11 p.m. for a total of 2.9 million viewers. The finale was up 40 percent above the season five premiere (1.77 million). Despite facing tough competition in the hour (Sunday Night Football delivered its best primetime NFL ratings in twelve years), the season five finale was on par with the season four finale.
- When On Demand and Live+7 viewers are tallied, the DEXTER season five finale is on pace to deliver 6 million viewers.