Love it or hate it, there's one thing on which we can all agree -- the success of American Horror Story bodes well for our favorite genre on television. The show's first episode drew 3.2 million viewers last night, as strong a launch as that of FX's Nip/Tuck (for which executive producer Brad Falchuk was also responsible). More after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's new horror drama averaged 2 million among adults 18-49, steady with the series debuts of Murphy's Nip/Tuck, which ran for several seasons on the cable network."
"Compared to the launch of Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story improved 33 percent in the demo (1.5 million vs. 2 million)."
"On premiere night (including encores), American Horror Story drew 5 million viewers with 3.2 million in 18-49."
"'We're really thrilled by the premiere ratings performance of American Horror Story,' said John Landgraf, president and general manager at FX Networks. 'We know that when the Live+7 ratings come in, that of the 13 drama series FX has premiered, AHS will rank at least number two all-time in adults 18-49 behind The Shield, and there is a possibility that it could be our highest ever.'"
Here's hoping that episode 2 fares as well.