Showtime has picked up its new series “Billions” for a second season, just two episodes into its first run.

The Wall Street drama starring Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman has performed pretty well — particularly in delayed and multiplatform viewing. The on-air premiere drew about 900,000 viewers and a 0.2 in adults 18-49, which grew to 950,000 and 0.3 in episode 2.

Including pre-premiere streaming and multiple airings on premiere night, the series opener grew to 3 million. After-the-fact viewing has more than doubled that number — Showtime says 6.5 million people have watched the first episode, a record for a series premiere on the channel. (“Ray Donovan” held the old mark with 6.1 million.)

“Billions” joins these shows that have been renewed for next season.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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