Homeland finale is ratings champ

The season finale of the terrorism thriller reached its best ratings so far

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In this image released by Showtime, Claire Danes portrays Carrie Mathison in a scene from the Showtime original series, " Homeland." Danes was nominated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 for a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama series for her role in “ Homeland .“ The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/Showtime, Kent Smith)
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The critics may have harshed on “Homeland’s” second season, but viewers can’t seem to get enough of Carrie Mathison’s antics.

Last Sunday’s season finale of Showtime’s terrorism thriller — with Claire Danes as troubled CIA agent Carrie Mathison — reached its best ratings so far, with the premiere averaging 2.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That was a 35 per cent increase over the Season 1 finale last December.

With numbers from a later encore thrown in, “Homeland” delivered a total of 2.7 million viewers for the night. “Homeland” was a critics’ favourite last year, but some of the bloom seems to have faded with critics. The website BuzzFeed called Season 2 “an implausible, meandering mess.” Meanwhile, the seventh season finale of “Dexter” drew 2.8 million viewers, with 3.4 million viewers for the night overall — Showtime’s best-ever numbers for an original series. What did you think of the just-wrapped seasons for “Homeland” and “Dexter”?