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Another ratings record for 'Dexter,' 'Homeland'

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There’s a party over at Showtime! For the first time in the premium network’s history, two of its shows — Dexter and Homeland — each lured more than two million viewers on Sunday.

Dexter’s fifth episode averaged 2.28 million viewers at 9 p.m., its highest-rated episode since the season premiere (2.40 million) and up 5 percent versus the previous week. For the night, the series attracted a total 2.81 million viewers, the biggest total night since the season premiere (2.93 million).

Homeland, in comparison, drew its biggest audience ever of 2.07 million viewers, up 19 percent versus last week. The total night delivered 2.29 million viewers, its highest-rated night of the series.

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