TV Ratings: 'Homeland' makes strong start, 'Dexter' still slays


Showtime enjoyed a nice Sunday night, thanks to two of its dramas. Flagship series "Dexter" saw its biggest premiere yet for the Season 6 kick-off, bringing in 2.2 million viewers during the Oct. 2 9:00 p.m. broadcast. That number is also gave the network's highest telecast of 2012. The episode was also buoyed by two repeat viewings (at 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.) which brought the total audience to 2.76 million. Clare Danes' conspiracy thriller "Homeland" made its debut at 10:00 p.m. And though the episode has been available online for several weeks, reportedly streaming for 1.4 million viewers, it still managed to give the network's its highest-rated drama premiere since "Dead Like Me" in 2003. The initial broadcast took in 1.08 million viewers....


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