Dexter and Homeland Premiere to Huge RatingsMatt Richenthal at .
In a word: WOW.
Dexter and Homeland both kicked off new seasons on Showtime last night, and neither disappointed in the ratings department.
DEXTER garnered 2.4 million viewers at 9 p.m., a 10 percent increase over last year's opener and the highest-rated premiere in series history.
HOMELAND, fresh off a history-making evening at the Emmys, brought in an all-time high 1.73 million total viewers, 60 percent more than its series debut and the most-watched Season 2 premiere of any program in Showtime history.
Combined, the dramas delivered the network its most-viewed Sunday night. Ever.
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