“American Horror Story: Asylum” Debuts to Strong Ratings

It is one of the most polarizing series on television, but it definitely can attract a cable audience.

FX’s second “American Horror Story” “miniseries,” dubbed “Asylum,” kicked things off Wednesday with the franchise’s best ratings to date. The inaugural episode delivered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and 3.85 million viewers.

The cable network’s most successful freshmen series on record, “AHS” premiered to solid ratings and then accomplished the rare feat of growing as the season progressed and buzz amplified. It cooled off slightly in the latter portion of its first season, but as evidenced by the viewership increase for the season two premiere, audiences remain very interested in the outside-the-box Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk project.

Written by Brian Cantor

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