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Season Finales of Dexter and Californication Draw Record Ratings December 16, 2008 6:31 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Californication, Dexter, Nielsen TV Ratings, Showtime, Television.
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showtimelogoShowtime’s Golden Globe-nominated series Dexter and Californication each drew record ratings on Sunday night with their respective season finales.  Dexter drew a Showtime record 1.5 million viewers (1.99 million when combined with the 11pm encore), while Californication drew a season-best 615,000 viewers (937,000 when combined with the encore).

Dexter and Californication each received Golden Globe nominations last week, including Best Drama and Best Comedy Series, as well as Best Actor Drama for Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Best Actor Comedy (David Duchovny).

Source: B&C


Showtime Renews “Dexter” for Two Seasons October 27, 2008 12:08 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Dexter, News, Renewals, Showtime, Television.
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Showtime has announced that they have renewed its hit drama series Dexter, for not just one year, but two more seasons consisting of 12 episodes each.

Dexter’s third season finale airs on Showtime this December 14th, while production on season four will begin in spring 2009.

Comic-Con 2008: Showtime’s “Dexter” Panel July 25, 2008 12:03 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Comic-Con, Comic-Con 2008, Dexter, News, Showtime, Television.
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UPDATED 7/25/2008 AT 2:55PM: The trailer has been released on Showtime’s website.  Check it out at this link.

In attendance at the Showtime panel for Dexter were Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Clyde Phillips and Melissa Rosenberg.  Kristin of E! moderated the panel.  Here are the highlights courtesy TV Squad.

  • The crowd booed at the mention of Dexter reruns appearing on CBS.
  • Scenes from the upcoming season were screened, including a “botched kill” by Dexter.  He wasn’t sure of the man’s guilt, and that seems to be one of the main themes of the new season.
  • The trailer shown, which featured new addition Jimmy Smits, will appear on showtime.com shortly.
  • Smit’s character is considered a friend of Dexter.
  • Themes of the new season include Family values and the evolution of Dexter as a man.
  • Lundy will not be back this season.
  • Phillips said that comic books would be a natural fit for the show.
  • A Dexter videogame was announced.  It’ll appearfirst on iPhone and iPhone Touch.
  • There’s a “huge shocking reveal” in the season premiere something that Dexter cannot pull back from.

Read the full report at this link, which also includes pictures.

Here’s a summary of the trailer that was shown (via /Film–click to read their full report):

The trailer started off with Dexter getting up in the morning, brushing his teeth, taking a shower…everything that everybody normally does when the get up first get up from bed. As it showed clips of him doing this, Michael C. Hall doing one of his chilling voiceovers said “life is a ritual, hurtful, and controlling”. We see quick clips with familiar characters and also one new face for this series. Jimmy Smit, of CSI-Miami fame, will be joining Miami-Dade Police Department. And this time, instead of working in the law enforcement, he’ll be a rookie hard-nose District Attorney, put in the position to clean up the crime-ridden streets. Probably not the best thing for our favorite killer.

As the trailer went on, I started to notice that Dexter might have done the unthinkable, kill a innocent person. It had a voice over of Dexter talking about how he gave in to one of his impulses and not following “Harry’s Code”. He then went on to say something very disturbing, “If I still cared what Harry thought, I’d feel bad”. The trailer ended soon after that. But not after the words “The student becomes the master.”

CBS To Renew “Big Bang Theory” and “Moonlight”, Also Looking To Air Showtime’s “Dexter” December 5, 2007 12:30 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in CBS, Dexter, Moonlight, News, Renewals, Television, The Big Bang Theory.

Speaking at the 35th annual UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New York, CBS president and CEO, Les Moonves told the crowd that two freshman shows (The Big Bang Theory and Moonlight) will likely return next season.


Record Breaking Performance for “Dexter”, Series High for “Brotherhood” November 21, 2007 4:39 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Brotherhood, Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, Dexter, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Showtime, Television.
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Showtime’s serial killer drama Dexter has broken the record for the most-watched Showtime series of all-time. The 9:00 p.m. Sunday episode drew an audience of 1.23 million viewers (0.7/1 HH rating/share and a 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share), and 1.63 million total when including the 11:00 p.m. encore.


“Dexter” Impressive in Return October 3, 2007 3:54 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV Ratings, Dexter, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Showtime.
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The second season premiere of Showtime’s Dexter returned in impressive fashion, securing a record as the networks first drama series to open a season with over one million viewers.