‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Sets FX Ratings Record

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“Freak Show,” the most recent installment of the “American Horror Story” anthology series, has become FX’s most-watched program ever when all viewing platforms are counted.

Based on the latest tally of linear and nonlinear viewership, Nielsen estimates that roughly 12.64 million viewers on average watched “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” surpassing the previous year’s “Coven” installment (11.75 million) as well as the seventh and final season of “Sons of Anarchy” (11.69 million) as the network’s most popular series to date. The show generated 10.73 million total viewers in “live plus-7” linear viewing and picked up an additional 1.91 million from VOD and streaming.

It was on-demand viewership that enabled “Freak Show” to set the network record, as VOD accounted for a full 12% of its total — the highest percentage of any FX program to date.

The next chapter, “American Horror Story: Hotel,” bows in October. The 13-episode season will include many veterans from previous installments, including Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny and Matt Bomer. They will be joined by newcomers Lady Gaga and Cheyenne Jackson.

The franchise, co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

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  1. Carole Caracol says:

    I’m surprised….maybe people watched ,hoping it would get better each week. It started out so promising but seemed to lose course and meandered off. I thought it was the weakest season……

  2. blake says:

    Add Finn Witrock to the actors returning to AHS this fall. He played the serial killer in the Freakshow season.

  3. davey gravy says:

    That was one scary clown!

  4. Linda dinenno says:

    Can’t wait for the next season. .

  5. Ahmad says:

    Ahs slays, can’t wait to see Gaga blossoming in season five

  6. Sergei says:

    Good season. That old broad has come a long way since “King Kong”.

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