Dexter: new blood breaks records for Showtime. Over the series’ 10 episodes, it averaged over 8 million weekly viewers across all Showtime platforms, becoming the most-watched series in premium cable history.
The series finale drew 3 million total viewers on Sunday alone, making it Showtime’s biggest finale in more than eight years, since Country in 2013, according to the network. Written by Clyde Phillips, the finale also set a new Showtime record with 2 million viewers on streaming and on-demand platforms on Sunday.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response from millions of Dexter: New Blood fans over the past 10 weeks,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. It’s over, we appreciate their passion so much. Our sincere thanks to Michael, Clyde, Scott and Marcos for delivering a deeply powerful conclusion to our beloved and extraordinary series.
Starring Michael C. Hall as America’s favorite serial killer Dexter Morgan, the cast also includes Jennifer Carpenter, Julia Jones, Jack Alcott, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah and Clancy Brown.
Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, Dexter: new blood found him living under an assumed name in the fictional small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may have embraced his new life, but following unexpected events in this tight-knit community, his Dark Passenger inevitably beckons.
The original eight-season series of the original Dexter premiered in the fall of 2006 and went on to become one of the most acclaimed series on television, winning multiple Emmy nominations for Best Drama Television Series as well as a Peabody Award in 2008, and was nominated for two covers one of AFI’s 10 best TV series.
Produced by Showtime, Dexter: new blood is produced by Clyde Phillips, Michael C. Hall, Scott Reynolds, Marcos Siega, Bill Carraro, John Goldwyn and Sara Colleton.
All previous seasons of Dexter are currently airing on Showtime.