[TV] Dexter Series Finale Sets Record For Showtime
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.23.2013
The show drew the highest audience in network history...
Dexter went out on a high note...at least, ratings-wise. Showtime has announced that the show's series finale last night drew the network's highest viewership for an original episode in Showtime history, breaking the record held by the show's season seven capper.
The show drew 2.8 million viewers in its 9 PM airing, up 13% from the season eight premiere and up 3% from the season seven finale. Including replays the show brought in 3.3 million for the night, up from 3.2 million for the season eight premiere.
The finale season appears to have broken the series record for highest rated season, continuing a season-by-season trend of going ever higher. It averaged 6.4 million weekly viewers across platforms.
Also ending its season was the Ray Donovan, whose first season finale drew 2.1 million which was the highest for a new series on Showtime. It has already been renewed for a second season.