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Showtime Orders Season Two of 'Nurse Jackie' After Record Ratings for Debut TVWeek

“Nurse Jackie” racheted up the ratings for Showtime Monday, so much so that the network has already ordered a second season of the Edie Falco series.

“Jackie” earned the best premiere ratings for any Showtime debut since 2004, when Nielsen changed the way it computed premium cable average. The Falco comedy, from Lionsgate and Showtime, attracted 1.35 million viewers in its two combined Monday runs, according to the ratings company.

That number is better than the premiere ratings for most everything currently on Showtime’s lineup, including “Weeds,” “Dexter,” “The Tudors” and “Californication.”

--Josef Adalian