Showtime’s series Homeland carried over its growth story to the season finale, which hit a season high with 1.71 million viewers at 10 PM and 2.03 million for the night to become the highest-rated finale for a freshman series in Showtime’s history. Compared with the series premiere, the finale was up 58% as the conspiracy thriller now ranks as Showtime’s highest-rated first-year series ever with an average of 4.23 million viewers per episode across all platforms, and the No. 2 overall behind Dexter. Homeland‘s lead-in, the Season 6 finale of Dexter, posted 2.23 million viewers at 9 PM, down 11% from last year’s closer but the most-watched Showtime telecast in 2011. For the night, the serial killer drama averaged 2.71 million viewers, down 7%. Season 6 is on track to become Dexter’s highest-rated season. It has averaged 5.4 million viewers per episode, 10% ahead of Season 5.
'Homeland' Posts High In Season Finale, 'Dexter' Down A Notch From Last Year
What's Hot on Deadline
Bart & Fleming: Spy Pics And Tom Cruise; Adult Films And Meryl Streep; Why Most Films About Journalists Don't Work
'Rogue Nation' Puts Cruise In Control At $65M Offshore; Sets Career & 'M:I' Franchise Bests - Intl Box Office Update
Walt Disney Was Enigmatic, Uncompromising But Not Anti-Semitic, 'American Experience' Panel Insists – TCA