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'Dexter' and 'Homeland' Premieres Set Record Ratings

October 4, 2011 (5:01 am) GMT
The season 6 opener for Michael C. Hall's action series delivers the biggest season premiere audience to date, while Claire Danes' new show marks Showtime's most watched drama debut in 8 years.

Being paired on Sunday, "" and "" had a strong start on October 2. At 9 P.M., the first episode from the -starring crime thriller's sixth season drew 2.2 million audience, which marked the biggest season premiere audience to date for the show.

The viewership number showed a 24% increase from season 5's opener. It additionally represented Showtime's highest telecast of 2011 and the best season premiere for a series on the network in 14 years, topping the audience number raked in by "Stargate" in 1997.

Conspiracy thriller "Homeland", which has as the leading lady, debuted an hour later with 1.1 million people tuning in the pilot. It was Showtime's most watched drama premiere in eight years since "Dead Like Me".

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