After a strong premiere, Showtime’s new dark comedy House Of Lies slipped a modest 13% in its second airing on Sunday, averaging 891,000 total viewers at 10 PM. Its lead-in, drama Shameless (1.25 million), was down 20% from its second-season opener. The two series aired against the Golden Globes where Showtime had a strong showing, winning three major awards including best drama series for Homeland.
Elsewhere on Sunday, the Season 1 finale of AMC’s Hell On Wheels drew 2.8 million total viewers at 10 PM, down from the series’ big 4.4 million debut but up from recent airings. Hell On Wheels, which has been renewed for a second season, closed out its freshman season as AMC’s second-most-watched series behind The Walking Dead. On Monday, Season 2 of Syfy’s Being Human launched with 1.8 million total viewers (1.1 million 18-49s), down 10% in viewers and up 9% in 18-49 from the show’s series debut.