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‘Ray Donovan’ Hits Series High in Ratings With Season 2 Finale

Meanwhile, ”Masters of Sex“ Season 2 finale dips from Season 1 ender

Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” finished up its second season with a bang on Sunday night, hitting a series high with its Season 2 finale.

“Ray Donovan,” which stars Liev Schreiber as a fixer who handles the inconvenient problems of Los Angeles’ wealthy, drew a series high of 2 million viewers with its initial 9 p.m. season finale airing. For the night, over multiple airings, “Ray Donovan” took in 2.52 million total viewers, a 21 percent jump over the Season 1 finale.

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The prior season high for “Ray Donovan” was the 10th episode from the recently wrapped season, which drew 1.8 million viewers with its initial airing and 2.4 million for the night.

The Season 2 finale of “Masters of Sex,” meanwhile, performed well but didn’t quite match its Season 1 finale numbers. The series, starring Michael Sheen as pioneering sex researcher William Masters, had 889,000 viewers with its initial 10 p.m. airing, down from the 1.2 million who tuned in for the series premiere.

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Compared to its Season 2 premiere, however, “Masters of Sex” fared well, outperforming the season opener by 8 percent. Across multiple airings Sunday night, “Masters of Sex” was on par with the Season 2 premiere, accumulating 1.12 million viewers overall.

Showtime has renewed both series.