According to Variety, the soap attracted 3 million viewers, up 19% from last week’s 2.52 million viewers and an impressive 50% higher than the 2 million who tuned in for the series premiere in June.
"Devious Maids" also reached new highs in all the key demos, including adults 18-49 (1.4 million), adults 25-54 (1.3 million) and women 18-49 (1.2 million).
The first season helped Lifetime become cable’s number one network in its time slot among women, and its 19% Hispanic composition nearly doubles the network's primetime average.
“The performance and growth of 'Devious Maids' has been incredible,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. “Any time you see your ratings double over the course of a season, you know the creatives are making a great show that is hitting a chord with viewers.”
"Devious Maids," based on the telenovela "Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar," follows a close-knit group of maids -- played by Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes -- who are bonded together by their jobs and life struggles.
It co-stars Susan Lucci, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Mariana Klaveno, Grant Show, Matt Cedeño, Melinda Page Hamilton, Drew Van Acker, Brianna Brown and Brett Cullen.
The show aired opposite the Emmy Awards, which drew its largest audience in eight years with 17.6 million total viewers and a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating.
Other shows that broke ratings records Sunday night included the series finale of "Dexter" (2.8 million viewers), the penultimate episode of "Breaking Bad" (6.6 million) and the season finale of Showtime's "Ray Donovan" (2.1 million).