Congrats to former 24 crew members Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Chip Johannessen, Brad Turner, and Sean Callery for launching an incredibly successful new drama series. Not only has Homeland has received universal acclaim amongst critics, but it has great ratings too. Let’s hope for continued success as this series looks like it will be something special.
HOMELAND Posts Best Ratings For A New SHOWTIME® Drama Series In Eight Years
Under the stewardship of SHOWTIME Entertainment President David Nevins, HOMELAND becomes the network’s fifth consecutive hit freshman series – on the heels of record-breaking premieres of The Big C, SHAMELESS, EPISODES and The Borgias.
HOMELAND delivered the network’s highest-rated drama premiere in eight years (since Dead Like Me with 1.11 million in 6/2003). With 1.08 million viewers at 10 p.m., the HOMELAND debut outperformed the recent drama premieres of The Borgias (1.06 million viewers) and SHAMELESS (982,000 viewers).
The series premiere of HOMELAND was made available online and via affiliate On Demand channels (as of Sept.13), and to date has delivered over 1.4 million viewers
10:00 p.m. 1.08 million viewers
12:00 a.m. 243,000 viewers
2:00 a.m. 56,000 viewers
Online/On Demand Sampling 1.4 million viewers
Total 2.78 million viewers