'Dexter' and 'Homeland' Premieres Set Record Ratings

October 04, 2011 05:01:36 GMT

The season 6 opener for Michael C. Hall's action series delivers the biggest season premiere audience to date, while Claire Danes' new show marks Showtime's most watched drama debut in 8 years.

'Dexter' and 'Homeland' Premieres Set Record Ratings
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Being paired on Sunday, "Dexter" and "Homeland" had a strong start on October 2. At 9 P.M., the first episode from the Michael C. Hall-starring crime thriller's sixth season drew 2.2 million audience, which marked the biggest season premiere audience to date for the show.

The viewership number showed a 24% increase from season 5's opener. It additionally represented Showtime's highest telecast of 2011 and the best season premiere for a series on the network in 14 years, topping the audience number raked in by "Stargate" in 1997.

Conspiracy thriller "Homeland", which has Claire Danes as the leading lady, debuted an hour later with 1.1 million people tuning in the pilot. It was Showtime's most watched drama premiere in eight years since "Dead Like Me".


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posted by damian on Oct 04, 2011
I love dexter and think they did a great job with the season opener. I like where they're going with dexter and the cast. Homeland was very good.

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