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).

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16 Comments
  1. Derek says:

    Wasn’t The Walking Dead the #1 scripted program on television Sunday night or did The Mentalist eek by a viewer victory?

  2. Tony S says:

    The amazing performances by the 2 leads in the interrogation scene was about as good and as intense as it gets. Homeland Rules ! This is how it’s done, Veena. Watch and learn.

  3. adam says:

    The Walking dead, Homeland and Dexter Best shows on television!

  4. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Great news for both shows! I always recommend both these shows to everyone I know and do my hardest to get people to watch them. I hand out my season one Homeland DVDs like I am a public library, even when they are not requested, haha. “Watch these, and if you don’t, you’ll regret it!”

    • Sara says:

      I did that with Breaking Bad’s first season. I felt proud when they loved it, like I’m one of the staff haha.. Vince & AMC should pay me for all the free advertising

    • I also loved infecting people with Breaking Bad. You hook two of your friends, then two more follow, then a year later, there’s no one you know (that you give a damn about) who doesn’t watch it.

    • Emily says:

      I do that with Dexter and Doctor Who! At this point, everyone I know already watches Breaking Bad, so not much headway I can make on that front.

  5. Lisa says:

    All hail the mighty Homeland

  6. Eliza says:

    Dexter and Homeland are a great pair on Sunday nights.

  7. Beth says:

    Showtime really knows how to put a show and cast together! Shameless, homeland and dexter are worth every penny.

  8. b. says:

    Wow wow wow. 3 amazing shows! All other TV Dramas take notes! Especially on Homeland, “rule-breaking” season is so fresh and outstanding!

  9. Joanna says:

    Walking Dead’s rise in ratings for this past Sunday may be because of Dish adding AMC back to their programming. Walking Dead, Homeland & Dexter are three of the best shows on TV.

  10. beckie holmes says:

    Sunday night: Best night for TV ever ! ! !

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