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Ratings: “Billions,” “Shameless” Improve This Week

Neither “Billions” nor “Shameless” aired in ideal circumstances Sunday. Both were airing on Valentine’s Day. The latter was positioned against “The Walking Dead.”

The challenges were not, however, as daunting as that imposed by last week’s Super Bowl. The Showtime series, consequently, enjoyed week-over-week ratings gains.

“Billions,” which last week drew a 0.25 adults 18-49 rating and reached 851,000 total viewers, improved to a 0.33 and 1.010 million this week.

Lead-in “Shameless,” meanwhile, drew a 0.60 rating and 1.590 million viewers in the 9PM hour. Last week’s episode could only manage a 0.47 and 1.157 million against CBS’ Super Bowl coverage.

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.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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