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Cable Ratings: 'Dexter' Finale Shatters Showtime Records

The season four finale of Showtime's Dexter shattered
records for the pay cable network Sunday, Dec. 13.

The episode became the most-watched episode of an original series in network
history, posting a 71% gain over the season three finale with 2.575 million
viewers at 9 p.m., and 3.078 million viewers when the 11 p.m. replay is
factored in. This is the first time a Showtime original series has attracted
over 3 million in a single night.

The finale of Californication set a series mark of its own at 10 p.m., drawing
1.1 million viewers, a 72% bump over the season two finale.