‘The Comey Rule’ Debuts to Record Ratings for a Showtime Limited Drama Series

Sunday’s premiere notched the network’s best performance in that genre when accounting for on demand and streaming

“The Comey Rule” debuted Sunday to more than 400,000 viewers and more than 1 million when adding in on demand and streaming platforms, making it Showtime’s top multiplatform debut ever for a limited drama series.

The 90-minute premiere of the network’s two-part miniseries notched 626,000 viewers on TV with an additional 375,000 viewers when accounting for on demand and streaming. Showtime says that’s about 23% higher than “Escape at Dannemora,” the prior record holder. The 626,000 viewers include two replays — one Sunday night and another one Monday prior to Part 2. For the 9 p.m. debut on Sunday, “The Comey Rule” drew 415,000 viewers.

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Tim Baysinger

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