Homeland Finale Draws Biggest Crowd Ever

Ratings Homeland Finale Brody DiesA lot of people hung around for the Homeland finale.

Season 3 of the Showtime spy drama concluded on Sunday night before an audience of 2.4 million total viewers in its first airing, and totaled 2.9 mil for the night — both marking all-time highs.

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Homeland‘s previous bests were set by Season 2, Episode 11 (2.36 million viewers) and the Season 2 finale (which amassed 2.7 million across the night). Year-over-year, Homeland is up some 18 percent versus Season 2.

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Meanwhile, Masters of Sex‘s Season 1 “climax” (never gets old) drew 1.2 million viewers, up 21 percent versus its series launch. Season-to-date, Sex is up 13 percent versus Homeland’s own freshman season.

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  1. Dick Whitman says:

    Too soon, Matt, too soon. (Re: first line)

  2. IMHO says:

    I think Homeland died with Brody.
    This was an ensemble cast without him the show doesn’t work the 1st half of this season without Brody was proof of that.They were the worst episodes of the series.

    • Richard says:

      I don’t think the show dies with Brody. What they need is a character in between Abu Nazir and Brody. That would be good I think.

  3. Earnestine "The Christmas Skank" Green says:

    Homeland should have used the season finale to dispose of “Jess” and “Dana” by showing their reactions to Brody’s death and Carrie’s pregnancy. It would now seem really odd for either to be back nex season in any capacity.

  4. parisian22 says:

    The show didn’t have to die with Brody, but the writers cracked under pressure. At the end of the finale, there really was nothing left. No hook. I think a lot of fans said their goodbyes this past Sunday night.