There's no shame in the season-ending performance of Showtime's original series Shameless, which drew 1.45 million viewers Sunday night.
The sophomore season finale of the series, which stars William H. Macy, bested the show's season one finale by 26%, according to Showtime officials. Overall, the finale drew 2 million viewers with repeat episodes factored in, said the network.
For the season, Shameless averaged 4.85 million viewers across premiere episodes, on demand and replays, up 29% compared to last season.
Sunday's season finale of freshman series House Of Lies garnered 775,000 viewers during its 10 p.m. premiere telecast and 1.1 million viewers with repeat telecasts, said the network. Overall to date, the Don Cheadle-starrer averaged 3.35 million viewers across all platforms, which puts it on pace to become the highest- rated comedy on the network.
Following House Of Lies was the season five finale of Californication, which delivered 768,000 viewers, up 40% from the season four finale. Season-to-date, season five of Califronication averages 2.80 million total weekly viewers, up 12% versus its prior season, said the network.