Good news for Dexter
fans. The psychological thriller has once again surged in the ratings. Thanks to the efforts of avid supporters who watched last Sunday's episode, the series has attracted 1.23 million viewers and 1.63 million total viewers for its 9pm slot and has broken Showtime's records by making it the most-watched single airing audience ever for the network.
Tagged as America's favorite serial killer, Dexter
is a series about Dexter Morgan, a jovial employee working in a crime lab at the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst during the day and a serial killer who gives into his bloodlust at night by carefully slaying the murderous psychopaths that have slip through the justice system. Aside from Michael C. Hall
, who plays the titular character, the series also stars Julie Benz
as Rita Bennett, Jennifer Carpenter
as Debra Morgan, Erik King
as Sgt. James Doakes, Lauren Vélez as Lt. Maria LaGuerta, David Zayas
as Angel Batista, James Remar
as Harry Morgan, and C. S. Lee as Vince Masuka.
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Currently in its second season, Dexter is presently struggling to reform his brutal vigilante tendencies while trying to conceal traces of evidence that might expose him as the “Bay Harbor Butcher.” With a lot of suspense-filled storylines, fans have been curiously drawn to the show, eager to find out if Detective Lundy (Keith Carradine) and his team will pin Dexter as the murderous suspect and how Dexter will get himself out of the tricky situation.
The enthusiasm of Dexter's fans was clearly seen in last Sunday's episode entitled “Morning Comes,” which was written by Scott Buck and directed by Keith Gordon. This particular episode, which surpassed its previous episode by 41 percent in audiences, featured Dexter as he decides to make a return visit to the man who murdered his mother. It also shed light on Debra and Lundy as they take their relationship beyond professional while becoming a step closer on finding out the identity of the Bay Harbor Butcher.
airs every Sunday at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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