Dexter: Season Seven Ratings

Dexter ratingsUnlike many TV series, Dexter isn’t in danger of being cancelled this year. In November, Showtime renewed the drama for both seasons seven and eight. Will there be a ninth season? That remains to be seen.

The seventh season of Dexter airs on Sunday nights and there are 12 episodes. The cast includes Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, C.S. Lee, Lauren VĂ©lez, David Zayas, and James Remar.

Below are the most recent ratings for Dexter on Showtime. The TV show’s ratings are (usually) the best way to tell if a series will be cancelled or renewed for another season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.23 million total viewers.

Episode 07-12: Sunday, 12/16/12
1.4 demo rating (+8% change) with 2.75 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.14 in the demo with 2.23 million.

Episode 07-11: Sunday, 12/09/12
1.3 demo rating (+18% change) with 2.60 million (+20% change).
Season averages: 1.12 in the demo with 2.18 million.

Episode 07-10: Sunday, 12/02/12
1.1 demo rating (+10% change) with 2.08 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 2.14 million.

Episode 07-09: Sunday, 11/25/12
1.0 demo rating (-9% change) with 2.12 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 2.15 million.

Episode 07-08: Sunday, 11/18/12
1.1 demo rating (0% change) with 2.25 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 1.11 in the demo with 2.15 million.

Episode 07-07: Sunday, 11/11/12
1.1 demo rating (+10% change) with 2.01 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.11 in the demo with 2.13 million.

Episode 07-06: Sunday, 11/04/12
1.0 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.99 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 1.12 in the demo with 2.15 million.

Episode 07-05: Sunday, 10/28/12
1.2 demo rating (+9% change) with 2.28 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.14 in the demo with 2.19 million.

Episode 07-04: Sunday, 10/21/12
1.1 demo rating (+10% change) with 2.18 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 1.13 in the demo with 2.17 million.

Episode 07-03: Sunday, 10/14/12
1.0 demo rating (-9% change) with 1.98 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.13 in the demo with 2.16 million.

Episode 07-02: Sunday, 10/07/12
1.1 demo rating (-15% change) with 2.10 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 2.25 million.

Episode 07-01: Sunday, 09/30/12
1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.40 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.30 in the demo with 2.40 million.

It was a big opening for Dexter. Year-to-year, the premiere was up by 18% in the demo (vs a 1.1 rating) and up by 9% in viewership (vs 2.19 million).


Reference point: The sixth season of Dexter averaged a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.92 million viewers.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like the Dexter TV series? Do you think it should be renewed for a ninth season or cancelled instead?

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14 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. angryjohnny says

    It jumped the shark last season. It was a horrible story line, they should have kept the Luman character. It used to be a great show, but it fell apart . Showtime should pick up Breaking Bad, AMC got rid of the best show ever.

  2. TiffanyE says

    I love this show have been watching since episode 1. I’m sad that next season will be the last one. Probably won’t watch ShowTime anymore once the series finale happens next yet.

  3. Johnny Cage says

    Easily the best show on TV, the writing is amazingly intricate, the acting is brilliant and believable, and the music fits very well to weave it all into one fantastic package. Not to mention the current season that is airing is becoming one of their best to date.

  4. CandyKhaos says

    I never miss an episode of Dexter! Love my Dexter! I think he should run as long as they can keep on writing about him and keep it exciting! Dexter Lover!!!!

  5. JB. Taylor says

    Michael C.Hall as Dexter and Jennifer Carpenter as Deb are brilliant, as always. This season is well written and superbly acted. This show is a must see and should definitely be renewed.

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