Cable Ratings: Homeland Scores Series High, The Walking Dead Rises

Homeland continues to benefit from positive word of mouth about its rule-breaking second season.

The Emmy winning drama drew 2.07 million viewers Sunday night, an increase of 19 percent over the previous week and its largest audience to date.

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Its lead-in, Dexter, attracted 2.28 million viewers, giving Showtime its first 2 million-plus double header ever.

Meanwhile, over at AMC, The Walking Dead was up 10 percent week-to-week in total viewers (to 10.5 million) and 6 percent in the demo (to 5.4 rating).