Did 2.8 million people really fall asleep Sunday night watching Showtime’s shockingly disappointing “Dexter” series finale? No, but I can only assume many of them did.
While “Dexter” killed it in the ratings Sunday night, drawing the largest audience ever for a Showtime series (per Variety), the show itself limped to an ominous and extremely boring conclusion.
Still, the series finale of “Dexter” averaged about 2.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen estimates that include same-night DVR playback. This is a 17% rise from last week (2.4 million) and edges out the show’s seventh-season finale of 2.75 million.
Counting its repeat airing late Sunday night, the “Dexter” finale drew 3.3 million viewers — up from the 3.2 million for its eighth-season opener in June.
According to Showtime, “Dexter” is averaging 6.4 million weekly viewers across all platforms, up from last year’s 6.1 million.
I have been a “Dexter” sympathizer for years, but Showtime still found a way to piss me off by neutering Dexter’s metaphorical and literal balls. WHAT IN THE BLOODY HELL HAPPENED?! At least we’ll always have the Jon Lithgow season to remember….
While I don’t want to ruin it for the people yet to watch, I am curious as to how many of you liked or disliked it. Speak below!