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”?