Showtime’s Sunday lineup rebounded after facing the NFC Championship Game the previous week. Both Shameless (1.37 million) and House Of Lies (1.02 million) drew their largest audiences since the season premieres. Shameless was up 7% from the previous week, House Of Lies 41%. At 9 PM, Shameless, which was originally set up at HBO, outdelivered the official premiere of HBO’s Luck (1.1 million) by 29%. (This was not the first airing of Luck‘s pilot episode, which was previewed after the Boardwalk Empire season finale last month.) At 10:30 PM, Californication (748,000) was up 17% from the previous week.
Over at Bravo, The Real Housewives Of Atlanta hit a Season 4 high with 3.95 million viewers, the second-most-watched episode ever for the Real Housewives franchise behind the Atlanta Season 3 finale — which the Season 4 closer will likely surpass. Also hitting a season high was Watch What Happens Live (1.6 million).