Showtime Breaks Network Ratings Records as Both 'Homeland' and 'Dexter' Garner Over 2 Million Viewers

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October 30th, 2012

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HOMELAND Posts Series High Ratings With 2.07 Million Viewers At 10 PM

The one-two punch of the seventh season of DEXTER® and second season of HOMELAND continue to deliver impressive ratings for SHOWTIME, as the network marked the first time ever that two of its series have garnered over two million viewers each in one night.

DEXTER's fifth episode attracted 2.28 million viewers at 9 p.m., its highest-rated episode since the season premiere (vs. 2.40 million) and up 5 percent vs. its prior week, despite facing tough competition on broadcast and cable, including Sunday Night Football and the final World Series game. For the night, the series delivered 2.81 million viewers, the biggest total night since the season premiere (2.93 million).

HOMELAND episode 5 delivered 2.07 million viewers at 10 p.m., up +19 percent vs. last week, drawing its biggest audience ever. The total night delivered 2.29 million viewers, its highest-rated night of the series.

  • Lane

    SWEET! Homeland was the best episode of the series Sunday great for both shows!

  • SarahL

    Dexter has been great this season. I am glad that more people are watching.

  • Joe

    great shows

  • Agnes

    haha, the tag says “Hoeland Ratings” lol

  • craigcuk

    I haven’t felt about a TV show since The Wire or Deadwood the way I feel about Homeland at the moment, the writing and performances are really that good and Dexter this season has introduced a fantastic story arc that deserves praise and viewers.

    Kudos to the writers, actors and producers of both shows and let’s hope they get recognised in award season.

  • Hugh

    Great numbers. Homeland 0.9! Seems like yesterday it premiered to a 0.4

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