Gone are the hopes of FX’s “The Americans” performing like a blockbuster hit. But that does not mean the show is forever doomed to negative ratings stories.

This Wednesday’s edition can celebrate a welcome uptick.

After slipping to a series low 0.3 adults 18-49 rating last week, “The Americans” improved to a 0.4 for this week’s penultimate second season episode.

Its viewership total of 1.27 million viewers also represented an improvement from last week’s series low 1.12 million count.

The second season of FX’s critically acclaimed series concludes next week.