‘Fargo’ Opens to Modest Ratings Tuesday for FX

Fargo Television Series

FX’s well-reviewed drama “Fargo” opened to modest ratings Tuesday night, averaging 2.65 million viewers for its premiere airing.

Among adults 18-49, the 90-minute opener drew roughly 1.02 million viewers (or a 0.8 national rating). In both the demo and total viewers, it’s below recent launches of “The Bridge” (3.04 million), “The Americans” (3.219 million) and “American Horror Story” (3.184 million).

If you add in two quickie repeats, the cume for “Fargo” was 4.15 million total viewers and 1.79 million adults 18-49 (1.4 rating). DVR and VOD playback is sure to grow those numbers.

“Fargo” is set in 2006 Minnesota and based on the 1996 film by the Coen brothers, who are among the exec producers on the series. It stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Colin Hanks.

“Fargo” was filmed in Alberta by Nomadic Pictures, 26 Keys Prods. and the Littlefield Co. in association with MGM Television and FX Prods.

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  1. Jean Parks says:

    The show held my interest, but I missed some of the purity of the original characters like Marge’s husband who in the movie is a gem. Hope to love some of the characters as the show develops.

  2. Ronnie Egerton says:

    My new favorite show! Absolutely hysterical in the quirkiest kind of way. Can’t wait till the next one.

  3. denise says:

    horribly disappointing
    a real dud
    cept for the admirable mr freeman.
    alwys xcellent.
    mr thornton, per usual, was tiresome.

  4. JOE S HILL says:

    Boring! not even as close to the Coen Brothers’ 1996 movie,and as i tried to watch patiently,i just fell
    asleep! maybe as the 9th episode airs,i may see something different,otherwise,i was seriously Bored
    to sleep with the opener-good luck in becoming the successor to “SONS OF ANARCHY”,because it’ll
    need it,,seriously!

  5. chelle52370 says:

    I just read four other articles that stated the exact opposite, with “Fargo” getting good reception from its 4 million plus viewers?!?

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