Ratings: Homeland, Dexter Finales Deliver Highs
The highly charged episode drew 1.71 million viewers with its first showing Sunday at 10 pm, and 2.03 million total viewers for the night, making it Showtime’s highest-rated finale ever for a freshman series.
Homeland also delivered its series-best ratings to date, growing 58 percent from its debut (1.08 million viewers). The newbie drama is now the cable network’s highest-rated freshman series ever and its most watched-program after the long-running Dexter.
Dexter, meanwhile, didn’t do too shabby either earlier in the evening. The Season 6 finale garnered 2.23 million viewers at 9 pm and 2.71 million for the night to deliver the show’s best ratings of the year. The episode was also Showtime’s most-watched telecast of the year.