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[TV] “Dexter” Pre-Season Finale Shatters Records

The one-two punch of “Dexter” and “Homeland” continues to deliver record-breaking ratings for Showtime on Sunday nights, as their penultimate episodes for the season delivered both series’ highest ratings ever. The “Dexter” season seven and “Homeland” season two finales air this Sunday night from 9 to 11 p.m. ET/PT.

“Dexter” delivered 2.6 million viewers at 9 p.m., attracting the biggest audience ever for a Showtime original series, as well as the best total night delivery ever for a Showtime series with 3.08 million total viewers, topping the long-held record of the series’ season four finale on 12/13/2009 (vs. 2.57 million at 9 p.m. and vs. 3.05 million for the night). Sunday’s episode is not only the series’ highest-rated episode in three years, but is also up 25 percent from the prior week (vs. 2.1 million at 9 p.m., and 2.6 million for the night – up 17 percent).

Season-to-date, the seventh season of “Dexter” is averaging 6.1 million total weekly viewers across platforms, its highest rated season ever, and up 12 percent above its prior season through the same time frame.

While I personally have enjoyed this season, I found this past Sunday’s episode to be a mid melodramatic, almost Soap Opera-like.



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