Dexter Premieres to Big Ratings

Posted September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

The fifth season premiere of Dexter represented the most watched season premiere in 15 years for Showtime. The episode drew a total of 2.3 million viewers counting the original showing and the replay. That number is sure to rise quite a bit when on-demand and DVR numbers are factored in.

Up 22% from the fourth season premiere, the 2.3 million came in under the finale of the last season which drew 2.6 million. However a finale tends to bring more live viewers where audiences don’t necessarily have the same urgency to watch a premiere immediately.