'Devious Maids' Ends Season With Record High Ratings, Renewed for Second Season

By Rick Kissell, Variety

Lifetime's fast-growing "Devious Maids" closed its first season with rating highs Sunday.
Nielsen estimates that Sunday's finale averaged about 3 million viewers, up 19% from last week's 2.52 million and a big 50% higher than the 2 million who watched the series premiere in late June.

"Devious Maids" also drew series bests in all key demos, including adults 18-49 (1.4 million), adults 25-54 (1.3 million) and women 18-49 (1.2 million).

Lifetime had already picked up a 13-episode second season of "Devious Maids," from executive producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria. It's expected to air next summer.

According to Nielsen, roughly 19% of the audience for "Devious Maids" is Hispanic - nearly double the network's primetime average.