via press release:
DEXTER® SHATTERS RECORDS ATTRACTING THE LARGEST AUDIENCE EVER
FOR A SHOWTIME® ORIGINAL SERIES
HOMELAND Continues To Grow Delivering Its Highest Rated Episode Ever
The one-two punch of DEXTER and HOMELAND continues to deliver record-breaking ratings for SHOWTIME on Sunday nights, as their penultimate episodes for the season delivered both series’ highest ratings ever. The DEXTER season seven and HOMELAND season two finales air this Sunday night from 9 to 11 p.m. ET/PT.
DEXTER delivered 2.6 million viewers at 9 p.m., attracting the biggest audience ever for a SHOWTIME original series, as well as the best total night delivery ever for a SHOWTIME series with 3.08 million total viewers, topping the long-held record of the series’ season four finale on 12/13/2009 (vs. 2.57 million at 9 p.m. and vs. 3.05 million for the night). Sunday’s episode is not only the series’ highest-rated episode in three years, but is also up 25 percent from the prior week (vs. 2.1 million at 9 p.m., and 2.6 million for the night – up 17 percent). Season-to-date, the seventh season of DEXTER is averaging 6.1 million total weekly viewers across platforms, its highest rated season ever, and up 12 percent above its prior season through the same time frame.
HOMELAND delivered 2.36 million viewers at 10 p.m., exceeding last week’s record-breaking episode (2.2 million) by 8 percent to become the highest rated telecast for the series ever. The total night garnered 2.6 million viewers, surpassing last week’s total (2.5 million) as the best total night delivery ever for the series. Season-to-date, the second season of HOMELAND is averaging 5.8 million total weekly viewers across platforms, up 35 percent above its freshman season.