‘Homeland’ Season Finale Draws Largest Audience Ever for Series

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    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Draws Largest Audience Ever for Series


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    December 16, 2013 | 11:24AM PT Rick Kissell



    Showtime’s “Homeland†has established itself as the network’s hottest show, surging to a season high as it closed its third season Sunday night.

    According to Nielsen estimates that include same-night DVR playback, an average audience of 2.4 million watched the 9 p.m. telecast — up 12% from its year-ago finale (2.285 million), which had been the show’s previous high. Sunday’s season-ender marked the third straight telecast to top 2 million, building on the 2.06 million for the Dec. 2 episode and 2.09 million for the Dec. 9 episode.


    Add in the roughly 500,000 who watched the quickie repeat at 11 p.m., and “Homeland†amassed 2.9 million viewers on Sunday, also a high for the show.
    Perhaps most impressive about “Homeland’s†third-season surge is that it did it without the help of “Dexter.†The serial killer drama, which ended its eight-season run in September with 2.8 million viewers, had been the CIA thriller’s lead-in for its first two seasons.


    According to Showtime, “Homeland†has been averaging 7 million weekly viewers, up 18% from last season.
    “Homeland†was followed Sunday by the first-season finale of “Masters of Sex,†which drew roughly 1.2 million viewers for its 10 p.m. telecast and about 1.5 million for the night. “Masters†premiered in September to 998,000 in its regular timeslot and peaked with its penultimate episode of the season (1.234 million).
    “Homeland†and “Masters of Sex†will return for their fourth and second seasons, respectively, in 2014.


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    Where does Homeland go from here now? They must remove Brody from the intros and now call it the Carrie Mathison adventures??
     
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    I thought HowardTV's last episode would've drawn the largest numbers in history.
     
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    So they beat their own record? Wooptido!!!:facepalm:
     
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    This season sucked.
     
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    This
     
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    That.
     
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    Yeah...it was slow this season.

    I couldn't give 2 shits about the daughter and her boyfriend and that went on for like 4 episodes.

    The finale sucked I thought! The last 20 minutes after the hanging ....yawn!

    NO CLIFFHANGER WTF!
     
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    ya, i lost interest in it for sure...glad brody is gone though..i dont like him
     
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    is this show worth starting? I need to find a really good sitcom to start over this break.. Is this the best show on TV now?

    I enjoyed the first season of Orange is the new black... way better than Weeds. The hot blonde is a great actress and there is some pretty good lesbo action. The guy who plays the guard Pornstache is an incredible actor and pretty fucking funny as well.
     
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    the daughter story was the most pointless subplot and then (mercifully I suppose) never resolved really, just a tremendous waste of everyones time
     
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    first season is awesome, I liked second season too but the cracks are exposed, third is shite
     
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    I thought the episode really sucked. It was pretty unreal that nothing happened after the hanging. Brody was such a tortured soul. It was good to see him go. They should have just ended it there. I actually thought they were going to try to make the hanging something that happened in Carrie's delusional mind. Instead, they made the last statement Carrie drawing a star on a wall. Don't know if I'll be returning next season.
     
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    everything is wrapped up maybe that was the series finally...on a side note brodys wife is hot I tuned in every episode for a chance to see her naked
     
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    easily one of the best shows on TV and the finale while not as exciting as the previous episode was required. Brody storyline had run its course

    my question is why the fuck did we have to watch 3 eps of his slut ass daughter running around? it was such a waste of time and served no purpose
     
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    ...this show competes against absolutely nothing. all the other cable shows that are better have already wound up their seasons. homeland jumped the shark with that phoney bombing scene in season 2 finale. im not surprised to hear this season sucked too.

    on a side note a saw a story where gwenyth paltrow was trying to get claire danes to play her sister in an upcoming movie. even tho claire is on the moddle of the ladder it would be a step down to give cunty paltrow any credibility what so ever.
     
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    season was amazing. writing and acting are superlative. just sidetracked trying up a loose end w the daughter that needed no tying. season 4 will get a fresh start looking forward to it
     
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    I'm surprised ratings were up this season - seemed like they were running out of ideas and the subplot with his daughter was harrible and went nowhere. I watched the finale but won't be tuning in to season 4.
     
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    I've never watched a single episode of this. Is it any good?
     
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    That whiny daughter was horrible. I'm glad the Brodys are gone. Hopeful next season will be better.
     
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    SPOILERS!

    I'm glad they killed off Brody. They intended on killing him off in season one and really had no real plan how to use him since. They also had to use stupid plot devices like Carrie getting eletroshock treatment so they can make her forget that Brody was a terrorist. And we had to deal with his family. They totally ran out of ideas for him towards the end of last year.

    Also, how did Carrie go from hiding her bi-polar disorder so she wouldn't get fired as an analyst in the CIA to being someone with a bi-polar disorder that everyone knows about getting a bureau chief in a hot zone? Would they really put a bi-polar person in charge of an office in a country that boarders Iran, Iraq, and Syria?