Showtime's hit drama "Homeland" reached a series high Sunday night, surpassing the veteran Showtime series "Dexter," the network said Tuesday.
Sunday's 10 p.m. airing of "Homeland" pulled in 2.2 million total viewers, making it the most-watched episode of the series, which is currently winding down its second season. By comparison, "Dexter" pulled in 2.1 million total viewers with its 9 p.m. airing.
This marks the first time that "Homeland" has beaten "Dexter," currently in its seventh season, in ratings.
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For the night overall, with encore airings taken into account, "Dexter" edged out "Homeland" -- which stars Claire Danes as CIA officer Carrie Mathison -- with 2.63 million total viewers versus 2.5 million for "Homeland."
Both series will air their season finales Dec. 16.