Already Showtime's best-rated series premiere ever, "Ray Donovan" grows 15 percent in second week
Showtime's "Ray Donovan" — which last week had the network's highest-rated original series premiere ever — climbed even higher with its second episode Sunday night.
"Ray Donovan" — which stars Liev Schreiber as a Hollywood "fixer" — grew 15 percent from its premiere, drawing 1.56 million total viewers with its 10 p.m. airing. Overall for the night, with two encore airings, the episode grabbed 2.2 million total viewers.
This marks the first time that a Showtime drama has grown in its second week following its season premiere.
"Dexter," which premiered its eighth and final season last Sunday, also enjoyed a bump, grabbing 2.52 million total viewers with its 9 p.m. airing, a slight improvement over last week's 2.48 million total viewers.
With two replays taken into account, "Dexter" pulled in 3 million total viewers for the night.