Originally posted on Variety:
“Dexter” killed it in the ratings Sunday night, as the eight-year drama drew the largest audience ever for a Showtime series.
The series finale of “Dexter” averaged about 2.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen estimates that include same-night DVR playback. This is a 17% rise from last week (2.4 million) and edges out the show’s seventh-season finale of 2.75 million.
Counting its repeat airing late Sunday night, the “Dexter” finale drew 3.3 million viewers — up from the 3.2 million for its eighth-season opener in June.