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'Ray Donovan' Sets New Premiere Record for Showtime

July 2, 2013 (6:42 am) GMT
The Liev Schreiber-starring series breaks the record previously held by 'Homeland' with 1.4 million viewers tuning in to its first episode on Sunday, June 30.
'Ray Donovan' Sets New Premiere Record for Showtime

"" attracted a huge number of audience for Showtime on its debut, Sunday, June 30. The show's premiere drew 1.4 million viewers in its 10 P.M. timeslot, according to Nielsen, surpassing the 1.1 million that "" garnered when it premiered in 2011.

It marks the best ratings ever for a Showtime original series premiere. The record was previously held by the -starring thriller. When an encore airing is counted, the new drama delivered a total of 2.22 million series that night.

"Ray Donovan" surely owes "" for the big premiere number, being led by the veteran thriller which broke its own season premiere record with a total of 2.5 million viewers. The crime drama series saw a 4% increase from last season's premiere. When repeat is factored in, the opener for "Dexter" final installment posted 3.2 million viewers that night.

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