This weekend’s offering of both “Dexter” and “Homeland” provided Showtime with a record breaking one-two punch in terms of ratings, knocking out other previous records with quite the wallop. Read on for details.
According to Deadline the shows’ penultimate episodes for the season posted both series’ highest ratings ever. “Dexter” drew 2.6 million viewers at 9 PM, the biggest audience ever for a Showtime original series, as well as the best total night delivery ever for a Showtime series with 3.08 million total viewers. “Dexter” edged Showtime’s previous record, which was held by the serial killer drama’s Season 4 finale on December 13, 2009 (2.57 million at 9 PM and 3.05 million for the night). Compared with the previous week, “Dexter” was up 25%.
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