Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Rises In Season Finale

Like it has every episode so far, of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful again had death luridly stalking the streets of Victorian London during its Season 1 finale last night. It also had Timothy Dalton’s Sir Malcolm Murray and Eva Green’s Vanessa Ives leading their motley crew of iconic misfits in search of freeing Murray’s daughter from the clutches of the blood-sucking underworld plus a few of the surprises that a series likes to shoot out as it wraps up. Penny Dreadful also had 856,000 total viewers. While not a dreadful number, last night’s finale was just behind the 872,000 that Penny Dreadful got for its May 11 premiere. That does, however, make it the show’s second-most-watched episode. To that end, it was up from the 800,000 for the John Logan-created series’ June 22 installment.

Overall, Penny Dreadful had 1.27 million viewers for all its plays over the night. Season-to-date, the series is averaging just under 5 million viewers a week on all of Showtime’s platforms and in DVR viewership, says the premium cabler. As it has all season, last night’s Dreadful had Californication as its lead-in. Sunday, the David Duchovny-led series wrapped up for good after seven seasons.

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