9 NOV 2021

Showtime reports record viewership figures for "Dexter: New Blood"

The series, produced by Showtime, garnered over 2.2 million viewers, out of which 866,000 were linear and 1.303 were digital, considered the most-watched digital title to be streamed on premier day.


Showtime revealed its viewership count for its returning series “Dexter: New Blood," starring Michael C. Hall and O.G. showrunner Clyde Phillips. The show made its return on Sunday, accumulating over 2.2 million viewers across multiple platforms.

Produced by Showtime, Dexter: New Blood is executive produced by Clyde Phillips, Michael C. Hall, Scott Reynolds, Marcos Siega, Bill Carraro, John Goldwyn and Sara Colleton. Out of the total, 866,000 tuned in Sunday via linear television, while streaming viewers contributed 1.303 million viewers  On-demand and streaming added 1.303 million viewers. In total, the estimated audience across those three forms of viewing was 2.169 million people.

"Dexter: New Blood," Showtime’s revival of the long-running serial killer drama Dexter, pulled in strong viewership numbers in its premiere Sunday. The premiere episode is considered the most-watched Showtime title ever on OTT on its premiere day, according to the network. It also was the most-watched scripted drama season opener telecast among all premium channels so far this year.

Dexter, which aired for eight seasons on Showtime, centered on the mild-mannered Dexter Morgan (Hall). By day, Dexter worked as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. By night, he was a serial killer—one who happened to target other murderers. On linear, the premiere episode drew 866K viewers Sunday. On-demand and streaming viewership is projected to hit 1.303M, making for a 2.169M total viewers projected for Sunday across platforms.