In the overnight broadcast ratings for Wednesday night, ABC soap REVENGE slipped to a 2.5/7 Adults 18-49 rating and 7.69 million viewers (2.7/7 and 8.55 million last week).
MODERN FAMILY continued to dominate the night with a 5.6/14 demo rating/share.
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falcuk’s new FX drama series AMERICAN HORROR STORY had a solid debut with 3.2 million viewers and 2 million in the A18-49 demo. It matched the premiere demo rating of Murphy’s previous FX series, NIP/TUCK, and was up 33% from the series debut of FX’s current flagship drama SONS OF ANARCHY (1.5 million).
According to FX president and general manager John Landgraf. “We’re really thrilled by the premiere ratings performance of AMERICAN HORROR STORY,” he said. “We know that when the Live+7 ratings come in, that of the 13 drama series FX has premiered, AHS will rank at least No. 2 all-time in adults 18-49 behind THE SHIELD, and there is a possibility that it could be our highest ever.” Including two encores, AHS averaged 5 million viewers, 3.2 million in the A18-49 demo.