‘Homeland’ Renewed For Third Season

On the heels of sweeping the Primetime Emmys and scoring series highs with its second-season premiere, Showtime‘s drama Homeland has been given a third-season pickup. The order is for 12 episodes.

Last night, Homeland delivered its most-watched episode yet with 1.75 million viewers at 10 PM, edging its previous series high posted by the Season 2 premiere (1.73 million). Homeland‘s second-season opener September 30 was up 60% from its Season 1 premiere, delivering 2.07 million viewers for the night. The Season 2 premiere week averaged 5.2 million viewers across platforms (including Live+7, DVR and on-demand), up 25% vs. Season 1, a series high and the best performance ever for a sophomore series on Showtime. Four weeks into the season, on-demand has increased views of the Season 2 premiere to a total of 5.7 million viewers. Season 3 will begin production spring 2013. “The Emmy wins for Homeland have certainly set the stage for a great second season,” said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “The writers, cast and crew of Homeland continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride, growing audiences week after week.”

Homeland‘s companion, Dexter, has already been renewed for next season, its eighth, as part of a two-year pickup. (more…)

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