Ratings: ‘American Horror Story’ Hits Series High

AMERICAN HORROR STORY on FX. CR: Robert Zuckerman.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY on FX. CR: Robert Zuckerman.


American Horror Story” scored some scary-good ratings last night.

The fourth episode of FX’s new Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk drama hit a new series high Wednesday night, beating out its premiere in several demos, including the all-powerful adults 18-49 demographic.

In that demo, last night grew 12 percent over last week, with 2.2 million viewers, and 8 percent over the series premiere. The series also showed a strong gain among women 18-49, which grew 16 percent over last week.

Total viewership was also up versus last week, jumping to 3 million total viewers versus last week’s 2.6 million.

It probably helped that the episode was preceded by the highly popular vampire drama “Twilight,” particularly in female viewership, but still…


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Interestingly, there’s only one other FX drama that has managed to best its premiere numbers four weeks into its run: “Nip/Tuck.” That was also a Murphy/Falchuk endeavor.

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