Homeland Finale Draws Record Ratings, Leads Strongest Showtime Night Ever

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The Homeland Season 3 finale succeeded in bringing many viewers to tears with the death of Nicholas Brody.

And it also succeeded in bringing in a record number of viewers to Showtime, as 2.4 million households tuned in for the original airing and 2.9 million overall on the evening.

The finale, therefore, goes down as the most-watched episode in series history.

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Homeland Season 3 Episode 12 also outperformed the Season 3 premiere by 27 percent and became the first network show to ever average seven million total viewers per week.

Masters of Sex, meanwhile, increased 21 percent on the Season 1 finale versus the Season 1 premiere. It brought in 1.2 million viewers at 10 p.m. and 1.5 million overall.

Combined, the programs delivered Showtime's highest-rated night of all-time.

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