Showtime’s ‘Shameless,’ ‘House of Lies’ Finales Perform Strong on Competitive Night

2.83 million viewers tune in throughout the night to watch “Shameless” season capper

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

Showtime’s “House of Lies” and “Shameless” ended their seasons with strong numbers on Sunday night,  despite a competitive schedule that included the series premieres of AMC’s “Turn” and HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” as well as the season premieres of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Veep.”

The Season 4 finale of “Shameless” drew 1.93 million total viewers with its initial 9 p.m. airing, and 2.83 million total viewers overall for the night — the latter of which made for the best total night viewership in the series’ history.

The episode also marked an 18 percent bump over the previous season finale.

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At 10 p.m., the Season 3 finale of “House of Lies” drew 731,000 total viewers, and 1.4 million overall for the night.

The latter number is a best total-night number for finales for the shows, a 16 percent improvement over last season’s finale.

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