Showtime Renews “Masters of Sex” and “Ray Donovan”

masters-ofsex-and-ray-donovanShowtime has announced the renewals of Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan.  Both will return for a third season next summer.

Despite losing its Dexter lead in, Ray Donovan has held up surprisingly well in its second season.  Through six episodes, the drama is averaging 1.36 million viewers and 0.5 A18-49, down only 6% among total viewers and 10% in the demo from a comparable point last season.  Twelve episodes have been ordered.

Also getting a renewal from Showtime is Masters of Sex.  Similar to Ray DonovanMasters of Sex lost its solid lead in (Homeland) this season.  Six episodes into its second season, Masters of Sex is averaging 810,000 viewers and 0.3 A18-49.  Masters of Sex is down 20% among total viewers and 25% in the A18-49 demo compared to the first six episodes last season.  Twelve episodes have been ordered.