‘Dexter,’ ‘Homeland’ finish seasons strong

Each series sets record in Sunday night finales

“Dexter” and “Homeland” set series ratings records in their respective season finales Sunday night on Showtime.

The Michael C. Hall starrer drew 2.7 million for its 9 p.m. showing and 3.4 million over two telecasts. The season-seven finale was up 24% versus last year’s season-six finale.

As for “Homeland,” the 10 p.m. telecast garnered 2.3 million and an additional 400,000 for a repeat telecast later in the night. Series stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.

Both shows set records a week ago and were up in season averages from 2011. Each will return to the pay cabler in 2013.

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