Fans of FX’s critically acclaimed “The Americans” can breathe a sigh of relief.
Despite learning that the show hit a series low in viewership last week, they have no reason to fear the end is near.
FX CEO John Landgraf effectively promised a season three renewal Wednesday, declaring, “I expect we’ll have a formal Season 3 order announcement soon.”
“We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time,” added the executive.
Regarding the show’s low ratings, Landgraf was quick to turn attention to the show’s impressive performance on DVR.
“That’s a stunning level of DVR usage, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before,” said Landgraf of the fact that the audience grows by as much as 400 percent once DVR viewership is included. “It literally changes the equation. You wake up the next morning and get your Nielsen report card – it doesn’t mean very much. Everything’s gotten more complicated … which makes it interesting, but it isn’t the good old days where you can just pick the fruit right off the tree.”
A new episode of “The Americans” airs Wednesday at 10PM.