GREAT Night for SHOWTIME's Sunday Series
On a competitive night of drama series programming, SHOWTIME's SHAMELESS at 9 PM was up 7 percent and HOUSE OF LIES at 10 PM grew 41 percent.
· The SHOWTIME Sunday night line-up continues to exceed expectations with impressive numbers for our new comedy HOUSE OF LIES and double-digit year-over-year growth for our returning series SHAMELESS and CALIFORNICATION.
· SHAMELESS earned 1.37 million viewers on Sunday at 9 PM (up 7 percent from the prior week) and 1.88 million viewers for the night. The series delivered the highest time slot ratings and total night delivery since its premiere. SHAMELESS averages 4.75 million weekly viewers, up 30 percent versus season one. The series ranks as the network's No. 2 rated show behind only DEXTER.
· HOUSE OF LIES has delivered outstanding numbers across platforms (On Demand, replays and DVR) averaging 3.98 million weekly viewers, despite facing consistent competition in its Sunday night time-slot since its premiere. In its first week airing without football, HOUSE OF LIES grew by 41 percent versus its prior week to deliver 1.02 million viewers at 10 PM and 1.35 million viewers for the night. The series delivered the highest time slot ratings and total night delivery since its premiere. The series debuted as the second highest-rated SHOWTIME freshman premiere night ever and is on track to be the network's highest rated comedy.
· CALIFORNICATION season five averages 2.96 million viewers across platforms, up 10 percent versus its prior season. The series garnered 748,000 viewers at 10:30 PM on Sunday (up 17 percent versus its prior week and on par with its season five premiere) and one million viewers for the night.