Ratings: ‘Homeland’ Hits Series High, Surpasses ‘Dexter’

With 2.2 million total viewers, "Homeland" hits a personal best and beats out its Showtime sibling "Dexter"

Showtime's hit drama "Homeland" reached a series high Sunday night, surpassing the veteran Showtime series "Dexter," the network said Tuesday.

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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.