New Blood becomes the most watched series of all time
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Dexter: New Blood, which serves as a sequel to the miniseries Dexter, became the most watched series in Showtime’s history.
Still as bloody and action-packed as ever, Dexter: New Blood unravels the original premise by including Dexter’s new identity and the arrival of his son, Harrison. Based on Limit line, the sequel series amassed a total of 8 million weekly viewers over the course of its 10 episodes, with the finale reaching a total of 3 million viewers – proving that even years later, Dexter still resonates hope in our hearts. That popular series also broke Showtime records with 2 million viewers joining from streaming and on-demand platforms for Sunday’s finale.
No stranger to success, Showtime is responsible for a number of notable series over the course of its history, including Countryside and Shameless. However, Dexter: New Blood proudly surpassed even in terms of total viewership.
Speaking about the huge success of the acclaimed series, Showtime Networks President of Entertainment Director Gary Levine took the time to thank fans and members of the cast.
We are delighted with the positive response from millions of fans of Dexter: New Blood past 10 weeks. Whether they loved the finale or couldn’t stand it when it ended, we cherish their passion. Our deepest thanks to Michael [C. Hall], [series showrunner] Clyde [Phillips], [and executive producers] Scott [Reynolds] and Marcos [Siega] to deliver a poignant and powerful conclusion to our special and beloved series.
While being tough Dexter Fans have certainly attributed it to the overall success of the latest miniseries, many are wanting to know where it all started. And now, Dexter: New Blood will promote its stature as a record-breaking Showtime staple.
All eight previous seasons of Dexter currently streaming on Showtime, while Dexter: New Blood also available to stream on the Showtime app.
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