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'Penny Dreadful' Ratings Best 'Homeland' Series Premiere

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12:  Eva Green attends a photocall for Sky Atlantic's 'Penny Dreadful' at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Eva Green attends a photocall for Sky Atlantic's 'Penny Dreadful' at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on May 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)

"Penny Dreadful‘s" ratings are off to a pretty delightful start.

The Showtime drama debuted last night to 1.44 million total viewers, topping the series premieres of "Homeland" and "Masters of Sex," the network said. That figure does not include the 900,000 who watched the premiere early via Showtime On Demand and the network’s app, where the episode was made available two weeks prior to its debut.

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