Homeland Season 3 Finale Delivers Series’ Highest-Rated Episode Ever

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The season three finale of “Homeland” now ranks as the series’ highest-rated episode and night ever, with 2.4 million viewers at 9 p.m. and 2.9 million viewers for the night. (Prior highs were season 2 episode 11 at 9 p.m. and the season 2 finale for the night – vs. 2.7 million). The season three finale also outperformed the season three premiere by 27 percent at 9 p.m. (vs. 1.88 million) and by 12 percent for the night (vs. 2.6 million).

The network’s No. 1 show, “Homeland” continues to grow currently averaging seven million weekly viewers to-date, surpassing its second season by 18 percent, and ranking as the show’s highest-rated season ever. A first for Showtime, “Homeland” is the only network series ever to cross the seven million weekly viewership mark. “Homeland” has also outpaced “Dexter” season eight by 13 percent through the same time frame.

Meanwhile “Masters of Sex” finished its freshman year run up 21 percent versus its season premiere at 10 p.m. and up 8 percent versus its premiere night. The season one finale attracted 1.2 million viewers at 10 p.m. and 1.5 million viewers for the night. Season-to-date, “Masters of Sex” is averaging 4.8 million weekly viewers, up 13 percent versus “Homeland’s” record-breaking freshman season.

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