But how did it fare on Timeshifted in the 7 days that followed?
The numbers are now in. It pulled another 137,000 viewers, taking its total to 582,000 viewers.
TEN says another 151,000 video views were recorded on tenplay.com.au from September 30 to October 6.
While it all sounds like an improvement, and it is, the problem is also that everything is proportionate, with other networks also seeing lifts in their programming.
For instance The Blacklist premiered with 1.6m viewers for Seven. It picked up another 210,000 viewers, bringing its total to 1.8m viewers, just over 3 times the audience for Homeland.
This week it was 433,000 viewers -without the Live streaming on offer first.
Homeland may not be matching its first scintillating season, but it’s still one of TEN’s best shows.