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Ratings: “The Affair” Suffers First Viewership Drop

For the first time this season, Showtime’s “The Affair” endured a week-over-week viewership decline.

Sunday’s episode, which was the critically acclaimed show’s fifth broadcast, drew an average of 673,000 viewers. While better than the marks delivered by the series’ first three episodes, it narrowly trailed the 692,000 average garnered by episode four.

Down slightly in viewership, the episode nonetheless matched last week’s 0.18 adults 18-49 rating (rounded to a 0.2).

Earlier in the night, Showtime aired “Homeland.” The latest installment of the fourth-season drama drew a 0.52 adults 18-49 rating (rounded to a 0.5) with 1.55 million viewers. The performance was on par with that of the previous episode, which delivered a 0.53 rating (rounded to a 0.5) and 1.54 million viewers.

Both “The Affair” and “Homeland” have already been renewed for next season.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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