January 31, 2012 10:21am PT by THR Staff
'House of Lies' Sees 41 Percent Audience Gain, 'Shameless' Outperforms HBO's 'Luck'
On a soft Sunday night with the Pro Bowl leading the broadcast ratings, Showtime attracted viewer gains for its original series for the evening.
New Don Cheadle comedy House of Lies, saw its audience grow by 41 percent compared to last week’s episodes with 1.02 million viewers to its 10 p.m. airing and 1.35 million total viewers for the night. Counting On Demand, replays and DVR viewing, the series averages 3.98 million viewers a week.
William H. Macy-led Shameless also saw a seven percent increase in its audience compared to last week’s episode with 1.37 million viewers tuning in to its 9 p.m. airing and 1.88 million viewers for the evening. It outperformed HBO’s series premiere of its newly renewed horse racing drama, Luck, which attracted 1.1 million viewers in the same hour.
Performing well against last season’s numbers, Shameless currently averages 4.75 million weekly viewers representing a 30 percent bump in viewership compared to Season 1. It is the networks second highest rated series next to Dexter.
At 10:30 p.m., David Duchovny’s Californication is seeing an increase in its audience averaging 2.96 million viewers (including On Demand, replays, and DVR viewing). Sunday’s episode attracted 748,000 viewers, a 17 percent bump from the previous week and one million total viewers for the night.