“'Homeland' continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons,” network president David Nevins said in a statement.
He added: "The critical and audience reaction to 'Masters of Sex' since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It’s a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as (‘Homeland’ showrunner) Alex Gansa and (‘Masters’ showrunner) Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”
The third season of "Homeland" -- the cable network's highest-rated series -- has averaged 6.5 million weekly viewers across multiple platforms and repeat airings, up 26 percent from Season 2, while "Masters of Sex" is averaging 5.4 million viewers a week, up 33 percent from the first season of "Homeland" in the same time frame.
"Homeland" and "Masters of Sex" continue Sunday nights on Showtime.