Shameless Finale Earns Record Ratings

No shame here: The first season of Showtime’s already-renewed Shameless wrapped Sunday with a record 1.16 million viewers.

Not only was that the comedy’s biggest audience to date, but it also ranked as Showtime’s most-watched season 1 finale telecast in a decade — since Queer as Folk in 2001.

Californication‘s season 4 closer, meanwhile, attracted just 547K viewers. A fifth season was ordered back in January.