“Homeland” Delivers Showtime’s Most Watched Freshman Finale Ever; “Dexter” On Pace For Highest-Rated Season Yet

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“HOMELAND” DELIVERS SHOWTIME’S MOST WATCHED FRESHMAN FINALE EVER

“DEXTER(R)” On Pace For Its Highest-Rated Season Yet

· The season one finale of HOMELAND drew 1.71 million viewers at 10 p.m. and 2.03 million viewers for the night, the highest-rated finale for a freshman series in SHOWTIME history.

· Sunday’s finale shattered prior ratings benchmarks, up 58 percent above the series premiere (1.08 million viewers), delivering the series best ratings to-date.

· The series continued to build over the course of its first season, and has become SHOWTIME’s highest rated freshman series ever.

· HOMELAND now ranks as SHOWTIME’s No. 2 rated series behind only DEXTER.

· With 8 weeks of complete data, HOMELAND season one is averaging 4.23 million total viewers across platforms

· The season six finale of DEXTER garnered 2.23 million viewers at 9 p.m. and 2.71 million viewers for the night, the series best telecast of the year and highest-rated night.

· DEXTER’s finale is the most watched telecast on the network in 2011.

· With 8 weeks of complete data, DEXTER season six is averaging 5.4 million total viewers across platforms, +10% above last season through the same time frame, and on pace to have its highest-rated season ever.

*Final series ratings including all platforms (On Demand, Live+7) will be available in January.

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