From the "Hot Off The Press" Thread (top of HDTV Programming Thread).
:coolNielsen Overnights (Cable)'Dexter' and 'Homeland' Hit Highs With Season Finales
By Tim Kenneally, TheWrap.com
- Dec. 17, 2012
The Season 7 finale of "Dexter" and Season 2 finale hit records on Sunday night, with "Dexter" hitting a record for a Showtime original series and "Homeland" reaching a series high.
The 9 p.m. finale of "Dexter" drew 2.75 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated program in the show's history, and drew in 3.43 million total viewers overall for the night -- the network's best-ever total-night delivery for a Showtime original series.
Sunday's "Dexter" finale was up 14 percent from the season's premiere, and 23 percent over last season's finale.
"Homeland," meanwhile, drew 2.3 million total viewers with its initial 10 p.m. airing, a 32 percent increase over the season premiere, and 2.7 million overall for the night, up 31 percent from last week's total and a series high in for total-night delivery. (In first-airing comparisons, Sunday's "Homeland" fell-just short of last week's initial broadcast, which brought in a record 2.36 million total viewers for the series.)
Both shows had reached series highs with last week's episodes.http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/dexter-and-homeland-hit-highs-season-finales-69691* * * *
I'm still five episodes behind (basically all the shows since I went on vacation last month) and I'm not emotionally ready to handle seeing them right now due to some personal issues. When I do get around watching these episodes (hopefully Christmas day) I hope my fragile little mind can handle what I expect to be mind f***s of epic proportions going on right now in Dexterland.